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If the current nuclear doctrine is applied, the german troops would never go through the border. The french nuclear doctrine is quite adamant about nuking any country that would cross french borders... Which means either you get a localized war in Luxembourg, either it's the end of it all.

Additionnally, I do not believe that current armies are able to fight traditional wars between modern states. The only forces in shape in europe are Britain's and France's. All the other countries have cut too much of their defence budget to get anything usable against a great power.

My last comment would be that, during the belgian stand-off between flanders and wallonia a few years ago, there has been a quite-military training on the french side of the border under the label "flanders terrorist are attacking in Lille, what should we do"...

by Xavier in Paris on Wed Feb 11th, 2015 at 05:52:53 AM EST
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