Cba, the Germans broke through in the Franco Prussian War too. Check your history books.
They also have 12% unemployment in favor of social welfare, they defend their culture instead of going with the cultural flow. They prate and pretend that there is something special about being French when there is no intrinsic value to wearing nothing but black, smoking, being a Communist, and making a big snit about your cheese and wine.
There's nothing particularly good about being an American, either, but we don't pretend that. We don't have a department of American cultural defense. When our culture changes, it changes. The French cling to their Napoleonic past like a drowning man to a life preserver.
They got us into World War II due to their shocking incompetence at defeating a foe that was outnumbered and equipped with tanks so bad that they broke down after 300 miles of advance.
They got us into Viet Nam due to their exporting their shocking military incompetence to Southeast Asia. Somehow a nation that prided itself on its resistance to colonial oppressors didn't take a lesson from the ones it gave to the Germans.
The French, along with the Russian apologists, use the U.N as a forum to break U.N rules and absolve Saddam Hussein of his obligation to lose his weapons of mass destruction.
Ahhhh..... I guess I need to calm down. I need to take a bike ride in the forest. Which reminds me:
Why are there trees on the Champs Elysee? So the Germans can march in the shade!