France has the fifth largest GDP in the world, behind Germany(4), China(3), Japan(2), and the United States of America(1).
France was an ally to America during the American Revolutionary war(and is still an ally today). The Revolution was well received in France, whom believe the Revolution was the embodiment of the Enlightenment Spirit and a stand against English tyranny. France later sent over 6,000 troops in support of the Patriots.
Many Americans and other nationalities condemn the French as cowards,stating their surrender during WWII. However most Americans know France is an ally, an appreciate the help received during the Revolutionary War,Iraq, and the Statue of Liberty as a gift.
Along with the Statue of Liberty given to the Americans, France also has a smaller clone. Both the Statues face each other across the Atlantic, forever showing gratitude for the help received during the Revolutionary War, and serves as a reminder of the Alliance between them.
The french flag
The unoffical standard of the frogs.
The French Flag
Le Tour Eiffel
The French look on during the fall of Paris (WWII)
Is the world's 4th largest economy.
Is a country with strong cultural and traditional values.
Is a county with arguably the best food and drink in the world.
A country with second-to-none public systems - TGV (train), education, healthcare.
A country that smokes and drinks more wine than Britain and America and has a fraction of the heart disease and obesity rate.
A country full of charming, well-dressed people who do respond well when not approached by tactless English-speaking philistines.
A country full of beautiful architecture and art.
Me- How would you know? You live in a trailer and watch CMT all day... get a life.
Person 2: You've never even been to France. How would you know? Why don't you step outside your trailer for some fresh air? Also, put down the Toby Keith CD!