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2011-07-28 20:51:01
Sorry, I forgot to add after the first sentence the following: After reading your comment 'dumb American' I decided to find information for myself about republic and revolution dates for the US and France. I was surprised to find many contrdictory dates/information as to when the US became a republic. In any case, those dates show the US became a Republic before France. I found it interesting to read that the US is officially a Republic not a Democracy. Apparently, countries are one or the other. I suppose one could say that the US and France (officially known as the Republic of France) are republics government wise with the people living in a democracy....or some such. This is why I enjoy some of the comments here. I learn something from others and getting involved in research, I learn that way also. We're never too old to learn from others.
2011-07-28 20:41:29
Typical. Connie, when confronted with facts and/or hard data contravening one of her assertions, rather than admit she might have ever been mistaken about anything, tries to weasel out with some lame excuse or another. Most of us go through a stage when we think we're always right about everything and can't bear to admit we may have made a mistake. Most of us grow out of it as we mature, but some people never do.
2011-07-28 20:11:04
You Americans need to get your facts straight ;-) Many years ago, my brother & his wife used to own a townhouse in Florida near a place called Jupiter. While visiting them, I found myself chatting with a nice couple from New Jersey. When they found out that one of my parents was from France, they gave me the above information...without giving dates. Here's some interesting information I learned while looking up this: During the American Revolution, France, Spain and the Dutch Republic secretly provided supplies, ammunition and weapons. French involvement proved decisive yet expensive as it ruined France's economy.
2011-07-28 15:41:02
" The US chose a Republic government, like France had." The American Revolution began in 1776. The French Revolution began in 1789. The United States government was formed as a constitutional republic in 1789. The First French Republic was formed in 1792.
2011-07-28 00:14:02
The Statue of Liberty in the New York Harbour was a gift from the people of France to the United States. It was designed by the French sculptor Frédéric August Bartholdi - completed in 1884, then re-assembled in the US. There are three replicas in France: The larger one is near the Pond de Grenelle (this photo), Paris. The smaller one is in the Jardin du Luxembourg, Paris. I saw both when in France. They both look towards the Antlantic Ocean towards it larger sister in the New York Harbour. The third one is in Colmar, Alsace - the birthplace of Frédéric Bartholdi. There once was a very strong friendship between France and the US. The US admired France for their revolution to shed the yoke of the abusive royals/nobles (but it was a bloody revolution). The US also had their revolution to shed the British yoke. The US chose a Republic government, like France had. They also chose red, white and blue for their flag like France. Unfortunately, the friendship is not as strong now....but that's another story. I know and have met many Americans - very few know where the Statue of Liberty comes from.
2011-07-27 18:13:39
Tnx C. This was very educational. At the first sight I thought it is photoshoped ...
2011-07-27 18:08:04
sorce: www.golden-odyssey.com/Gallery.htm
2011-07-27 18:03:35
Nice, cheater, nice. It's actually there all the time...
2011-07-27 17:28:12
Sadly, you've hit the nail on the head.
2011-07-27 17:21:22
No..if that were the case the statue would more likely be in Hong Kong ;)
2011-07-27 17:13:50
US paying its debts, I guess. :D