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Old 14 February 2014, 04:35 PM
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But Germany didn't have to fight on either front until they started the war, so that's no excuse. And it's very unlikely that France would have started the war by pre-emptively attacking Germany had Germany not attacked them first.
I strongly disagree with the second statement. I think it's more likely than not that France would have attacked Germany in some time during the next 5 years if Germany hadn't precipitated the attack. During the early part of the war itself, France was *very* quick to go on the offensive in Alsace/Lorraine; in fact, their doing so almost led to the Schlieffen Plan working in spite of itself.

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But who put the bombs there isn't really relevant. The fault lies with the person who sets them off.
I would quote Billy Joel here but somehow "And So It Goes" does not seem appropriate. You may think I'm not so tough just because I'm in love with an uptown girl.
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