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Old October 24th, 2015, 05:13 PM
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I think you're missing the point. They used the Foreign Legion against their own people.

Nothing will infuriate rebels more than using foreigners against them.

See Hessians in New Jersey.
Note that after completion of the first (6 year) term, a Legionnaire is no longer a foreigner... he's an immigrant French citizen.

And the "protection of identity" of Legionnaires has been taken advantage of by not a few native Frenchmen.

Further, the Frenchmen I've known consider the Legion Etrangere quintessentially French... an honorable way to become French or to escape a (minor) French criminal history. (No longer will they accept violent felons - French or otherwise.)
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Note that after completion of the first (6 year) term, a Legionnaire is no longer a foreigner... he's an immigrant French citizen.

And the "protection of identity" of Legionnaires has been taken advantage of by not a few native Frenchmen.

Further, the Frenchmen I've known consider the Legion Etrangere quintessentially French... an honorable way to become French or to escape a (minor) French criminal history. (No longer will they accept violent felons - French or otherwise.)
Very good point you made there, and its not the only way to become a French Citizen. A soldier who becomes injured during a battle for France can immediately apply for French citizenship under a provision known as "Franšais par le sang versÚ" ("French by spilled blood").
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Yes. Thanks. Most websites I've seen ignore or marginalize the French, or at least treat them with suspicion.
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I've seen it suggested that the only reason the UK bought into the F-35 was that the alternative was to buy a French fighter1 for their new carriers.

1 Navalised version of the Dassault Rafale.
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Lockheed incentivized the deal through access of subcontracting.

By removing the potential SuperHarrier competition, the Marines really had only one source.
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I don't see the French as bad guys, they are just French..... They don't play well with others, sort of like today.
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Well, France is the main superpower in 2300AD, and, historically, the main superpower (be it Spain in the XV-XVII ceturies, England in Victorian age, or whatever) is the one to have more enemies and to be less liked (even though it may be the one with more allies, as no one dares to directly oppose it, if can be avoided).

And as France is losing this status, other power become more daring in their relations with it, and this may provoke as a response to try to reeafirm its position, leading to more conflicts...
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I've seen it suggested that the only reason the UK bought into the F-35 was that the alternative was to buy a French fighter1 for their new carriers.

1 Navalised version of the Dassault Rafale.
Yet, aren't they sharing an aircraft carrier?
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Yet, aren't they sharing an aircraft carrier?
Uh.. no?
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Pointless, without strike aircraft.
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