Fri, 26 Apr 2002 17:14:12 -0300
As far as shameless self-promotion, I think the US military is high in the
rankings (I keep hearing the phrase "victory in WW One" on A & E). I also
think that in the global domination sweepstakes, the French can fall back on
Napoleon, who probably came the closest to the prize (if you define "global"
in a favorable way), although they pretty well disavow him.
But I had to pick one guy from history for my team when the time comes for
Global Nuclear Desert Storm, it'd be him.
> On 26 Apr 2002, Luis Villa wrote:
> --]Unless perspective is seriously screwy in that shot, that's probably
> --]a Nimitz class; the Nimitz class is about 317M long and the De Gaulle
> --]only 238M, a difference of nearly 25% when those two look very
> This might be the outcome of an edict from Le Academy du Fudgeuz which
> states in all arguments trying to bolster the French natioanl side of an
> argument all numbers and perspectives may be warped. Examples of this can
> also be found in the modern day accounting of resistence fighters in WWII.