Do you really like to showcase your ignorance or you just don't care?<quoted text>
France is our ally? Only when they need us. You do know France withdrew from NATO in 1966, don't you?
From Wiki: Vergennes hoped that by giving French aid to the American rebels, he would be able to weaken Britain's dominance of the international stage in the wake of their victory in the Seven Years War.
Yep, the ONLY reason why France was an ally to us during our War of Independence was they wanted to use us as a wedge against England!!! Have you ever heard of the Quasi Warm of 1798?
July 7, 1798, the date that Congress rescinded treaties with France, is considered the beginning of the Quasi-War. This was followed two days later with the passage of the Congressional authorization to attack French warships.
1. Well, you needed France in 1776, and in 1812. It was in their interest of course (what with the British) but hey, who doesn't wage war in one's self interest? Will you tell us why you joined the allies in Europe and the Pacific in WW2? Self-interest maybe? And survival? Was the Marshall plan self-interest? YES, BUT it benefited both Europe and the U.S. Great that kind of self-interest.
2. Quasi warm, 1798, yes. No war that I know of, and secretly arming the U.S. army 14 years later for the war of 1812 which we incidentally won anyhow, despite odds of 12 to 1;
3. France withdrew from NATO in 1966? Wrong. Ity withdrew its military part. France fully rejoined NATO in 2009. If you knew your history, and cripes, this is so recent, it's almost current affairs, you'd know that France had every good reason to leave the military part of NATO when it did. It NEVER left NATO, and believe me I know. Who the hell were we meeting with in Brussels at BNato in the 1990s? But you don't know , do you?;
France has been an ally since the first European came to the US. Not so for England. You are so biased, so somehow "préjugé" against France that you utter any idiocy abott it that comes to mind.
Why do you get involved in history, any history with me?