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17th May '16 3:26:18 PM StevieC
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* ''Foch'' plays host to a cable-news reporter in the ''Film/CrimsonTide''.
29th Jan '16 11:33:27 AM Kitch
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Their early ballistic missiles would become the basis of the European Space Agency's original Ariane 1 rocket, first launched in 1979. It bears no resemblance to the modern Ariane 5 rocket.
16th Jan '16 3:51:08 AM Anddrix
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These are known as SNLE (Sous-marin Nucléaire Lanceur d'Engins, literally Devices Launcher Nuclear Submarine (ship)) in French, equivalent to the U.S. Navy terms SSBN (Submarine Ship Ballistic missile launcher Nuclear powered). (Boomers are nuclear-missile subs, for you [[ViewersAreMorons civvies]])

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These are known as SNLE (Sous-marin Nucléaire Lanceur d'Engins, literally Devices Launcher Nuclear Submarine (ship)) in French, equivalent to the U.S. Navy terms SSBN (Submarine Ship Ballistic missile launcher Nuclear powered). (Boomers are nuclear-missile subs, for you [[ViewersAreMorons civvies]])
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14th Nov '15 3:45:59 PM Kitch
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Which makes this trope another RealLife aversion of CheeseEatingSurrenderMonkey.

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Which makes this trope another RealLife aversion of CheeseEatingSurrenderMonkey.
CheeseEatingSurrenderMonkeys. [[spoiler:[[AwakeningTheSleepingGiant And should serve as a warning to ISIL]].]]
30th Apr '15 12:13:46 PM MattmanTheComet
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24th Sep '14 7:58:27 AM mlsmithca
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-->-- CharlesDeGaulle

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-->-- CharlesDeGaulle
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24th Sep '14 1:32:45 AM Patachou
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-->-- Charles de Gaulle

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-->-- Charles de Gaulle
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17th Aug '14 8:30:25 PM Geoduck
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->''"France got The Bomb, but don't you grieve\\
'Cause they're on our side... I believe."''

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->''"France ->''France got The Bomb, but don't you grieve\\
'Cause they're on our side... I believe."''''
7th Aug '14 12:55:06 AM Geoduck
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->''"France got [[AtomicHate The Bomb]], but don't you grieve\\
'Cause they're on [[EagleLand our]] side... I believe."''

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->''"France got [[AtomicHate The Bomb]], Bomb, but don't you grieve\\
'Cause they're on [[EagleLand our]] our side... I believe."''
1st Jul '14 7:12:50 AM ThornEel
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->I truly believe that one does not light-heartedly attack people who are able to kill 80 million Russians, even if one can kill 800 million French, that is if there were 800 million French.
-->-- Charles de Gaulle



These weapons are

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These weapons are
Knowing that Western Europe could probably not stand against a full Soviet attack, France's nuclear policy, as developed by De Gaulle, was that if it was to fall, [[TakingYouWithMe so would the invader]]. In that regard, France was probably the nation the most prone to use massive retaliation, and be the first one to bring the nukes on - even if it meant [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt global escalation]]. The policy included bombing conventional Soviet armies who would cross Germany (much to the anger of West Germans during interarmy exercises), which was as much defence as a last warning : next would be Soviet cities.

This policy has not really changed, it is simply that there seems to be no foe both hostile and strong enough that it would be needed. So while the number of nukes France possess has recently been halved for budgetary reasons, the remaining ones continue to be maintained and modernized, just in case.

Which makes this trope another RealLife aversion of CheeseEatingSurrenderMonkey.



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