London regains world leadership

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    Britain lost its great power status during the first decade after World War II. For decades GB was settled into the role of junior partner to the United States. London used military force only in conjunction with Washington, or sometimes with its approval.

    But situation changed in 2010 when David Cameron’s government came to power.
    First, the United Kingdom formed a long-term alliance with France that changed the balance of power inside the European Union, altering Germany’s strategic position

    Second, Britain returned to Mediterranean politics as a result of the Libyan war.

    Finally London not only has become more involved in the activities of the European Union but also make certain steps toward reviving old-buried Folkland dispute.

    But the most important problem is Energy. Over the past decade, it has been British diplomacy which has been the main opponent to Russian-German energy rapprochement. London has supported the efforts of the East-Central European countries to block the Nord Stream pipeline. Britain has also urged Russia to ratify the 1994 Energy Charter Treaty, and insisted that Germany strengthen its cooperation with EU institutions on energy issues. The formation of the French-British duo and the strengthening of London’s position in the Mediterranean may increase the European Union’s covert opposition to Russian energy policy.

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    It's a discussion club..... I'm convinced....... :rolleyes:
     
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    Well goody for them.

    They can fight the next war they stir up and leave us out of it.

    oh wait

    The have a 14[?] ship navy.


    Be sure they have US on speed dial when the shit hits the fan.
     
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    And France? France is the only nation that issues it's troops dual purpose, oversized white handkerchiefs............. :eusa_whistle:
     
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    Actually, they have the prettiest damn uniforms.

    We pulled in and I spent the first day trying to figure out who and who not to salute.

    then it dawned on me.

    These are Frenchies.

    I'm not saluting anyone.
     
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    Oh, they've got the speed dial and they will use it. :razz:
     
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    Agreements between France and UK stem from having no money, so they share some military capabilities like Aircraft carriers. In general, UK is shrinking military capabilities and especially the Land-Forces. UK has accepted the role of being a sub-contractor to USA, and this way UK can also save costs in light of budget-deficits.

    UK was never isolated in Europe as it is now. UK opted to stay out of the fiscal union pact to protect financial center London.
    France on the other hand joined Germany in pushing the fiscal union agreement. Both France and Germany also want a fiscal-transaction tax, UK doesn't want such things.

    UK just dropped some bombs with limited aircraft from Italian bases.
    It has not really an influence over what is going on in Lybia currently.
    Same in Tunisia, Egypt or the Mid-East in general.
    UK is of relevance because of UNSC-seat (priviligized agreements from post-WW2) and its poodle-status in US's activities over the region. There's no return of UK to the region whatsoever.


    Both Italy (ENI) and Germany already made the decision to engage in energy-partnership with Russia and have heavily invested in Russia's energy sector.
    Nord-Stream was already built. Do you think, that Germans will even listen to anything what London has to say when it comes to securing Germany's energy needs?

    I doubt, that such a duo exists.
    And no duo - whoever they may be - will stop from Germany's re-emergence to shape European continent. France's positions are aligned with Germany, and the more economic situation in France worsens the more France will align itself to Germany.

    Most of Europe slept, Germans worked.
     

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