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After second world war... France which was actually fascist vishist state

After WWII??

UK and France two countries with meagre population and oversized banking systems which recently (in historical terms)emerged from caves and barbarity

Indeed, all humanity only recently emerged from caves (I would be so sure about barbarity...). Or do you mean compared to more advanced civilisations? Then, which ones?

This, together with your comment about Europe lagging behind Asia in the XVIIth century makes me think you should improve your knowledge of European history...

"Dieu se rit des hommes qui se plaignent des conséquences alors qu'ils en chérissent les causes" Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet

by Melanchthon on Thu Jul 16th, 2009 at 08:29:40 AM EST
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Typo: wouldn't be so sure...

"Dieu se rit des hommes qui se plaignent des conséquences alors qu'ils en chérissent les causes" Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet
by Melanchthon on Thu Jul 16th, 2009 at 08:31:01 AM EST
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As for the population size part; such undemocratic global influence, originating from colonialism, is indeed disgusting. However, from the persective of even smaller countries, the jockeying of large countries for memberships in exclusive clubs of the powerful who'd lord around the rest of the world is just as disgusting, be those countries France or India.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Thu Jul 16th, 2009 at 08:46:07 AM EST
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