Fine, fine, the French are neither as dumb as they look and they are also not pushovers. Sue me for wishful thinking. On a much different, and, I think, far more interesting note - remember that "NES2 VII" Guess-the-PoD map das made awhile ago? I've been wondering what the exact PoD for that was (I remember narrowing it down to ninth century Ukraine, specifically something to do with one Pereyaslav, but after that I guess we lost interest), and would also like a good deal of explanation on a few points, viz. the Fifty Years War (collapse of the British Empire FTW?), the "significant butterfly effect" that forced the French to move their capital, the reason for Crusader States in the Indian Ocean, how exactly Balkan politics worked for a millennium, and if he's going to write up a summary after the exams/after AFSNES' IT is over.