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France #1 in soft power: 7/19/2017 01:16:03


TeamGuns 
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Got fairly surprised today reading an article about France becoming the nation with the highest soft power in the world, jumping from 5th to 1st, while the US went from 1st to 3rd. Funny enough, since I learned in my French school classes that one of the pillars of the American strenght was it's huge softpower compared to old european powers and emerging nations. Looks like one Trump and one Macron later, that changed lol.

What is soft power though? It's all that's not hardpower (economy, military and demography), so basically all that's cultural, diplomatic, persuation, influence and prestige kinds of power.

Again, I'm astonished that France is the world's most important soft power, and I have no idea if it will hold its soft power for long. I have interest in knowing what are your thoughts on this.


https://www.thelocal.fr/20170718/macron-helps-france-overtake-uk-and-us-as-worlds-top-soft-power

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jul/18/macron-helps-france-become-world-leader-soft-power-survey-finds

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4707250/France-overtakes-UK-world-s-soft-power.html
France #1 in soft power: 7/19/2017 01:28:21


∞ Western Imperialist ∞
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>french ''culture''

xD
France #1 in soft power: 7/19/2017 01:29:24


Genghis 
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Nice
France #1 in soft power: 7/19/2017 01:46:47


BUFFALO
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dont you mean francistan, infidel. shit will be like syria in a decade
France #1 in soft power: 7/19/2017 02:02:42


Castle Bravo
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>french ''culture''

xD
France #1 in soft power: 7/19/2017 03:17:21


Major General Smedley Butler
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>french ''culture''

xD
France #1 in soft power: 7/19/2017 05:00:21


Cata Cauda
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while the US went from 1st to 3rd.

I dont know why comparing it with the US is relevant, but okay.
France #1 in soft power: 7/19/2017 08:51:19


Rikku 
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I don't know why comparing anything globally is relevent but Okay. Oh wait no I believe in global comparisons I just really that the Americas :-)))))))))

"Soft power" what a bunch of poofs

>french "Culture"
xD
France #1 in soft power: 7/19/2017 09:33:03


Onoma94 
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>french ''culture''

xD
France #1 in soft power: 7/19/2017 10:34:29


Dutch Desire
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Soft power is high when you have a pro-EU superstate and pro-integration government, and low soft power when you have a conversative government:

"France’s soft power has no doubt seen a boost with the defeat of the Front National and election of its youngest ever president, Emmanuel Macron. Macron has now been handed the mandate to help lead France through a period of pro-business and pro-EU reforms.And with Macron having long campaigned for cooperation and integration, it is not unreasonable to expect France’s global engagement and influence to grow."

Also instead of posting news media sites, better post the link to the original source:
http://softpower30.portland-communications.com/

The maker of this softpower ranking is a leftwing liberal and anti trump organisation, and use there list as propaganda.

Edited 7/19/2017 10:49:34
France #1 in soft power: 7/19/2017 11:01:12


Leibstandarte (Vengeance)
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>french ''culture''

xD
France #1 in soft power: 7/19/2017 14:38:21


Cata Cauda
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I don't know why comparing anything globally is relevent but Okay.
It would have been relevant if they were #1, but they arent.
France #1 in soft power: 7/19/2017 15:21:18


Жұқтыру
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It was literally #1. Jesus, Cata, you're dafter than I thought.

"Guys stop talking about a country that's arguably the strongest, 3rd most populated, most violent, and most likely richest government in the world. You U.S.-Americans are too U.S.-Americentric, even you, TeamGuns, who's American but not the U.S.-American. It's wrong to talk about what's going on in your colossal country that you live in with fellow countrymen."

Anyhow, this ranking means nothing. There are some international rankings that base their stuff on true stats, but I forget them. It's unclear what their methodology is without reading a 30 page report hidden on their website that I'm not going to go through.

https://i.snag.gy/lKQJUP.jpg

Even by their own meanings, they must be twisting things. IDK what "engagement" is, and America has always been hated worldwide, doesn't mean it has its "sphere of influence".

Edited 7/19/2017 15:28:45
France #1 in soft power: 7/19/2017 15:22:04


Жұқтыру
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http://www.prosperity.com/rankings?pinned=&filter=

this index is good though, and much more meaningful if you want to be proud of your government or something. You can also weigh factors in yourself.

Edited 7/19/2017 15:22:18
France #1 in soft power: 7/19/2017 16:16:30


Paugers 
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>French "culture"

xD
France #1 in soft power: 7/19/2017 22:34:20


Ranek
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Soft power is high when you have a pro-EU superstate and pro-integration government, and low soft power when you have a conversative government


if that is true, how is Great Britain still second? Thanks for the link though. However what does this statistic (ranking) base on?

Edited 7/19/2017 22:35:43
France #1 in soft power: 7/20/2017 03:08:15


Major General Smedley Butler
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English?
France #1 in soft power: 7/20/2017 03:49:53


{Canidae} Kretoma 
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Hä?
France #1 in soft power: 7/20/2017 11:33:18


OxTheAutist 
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French power!
France #1 in soft power: 7/20/2017 15:06:38


Muten Rōshi 
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I am excited for France's prospects. But one can't help but shudder when considering the further bolstering of that particular brand of French self-importance. ;)

I've got high hopes for you Macron!
France #1 in soft power: 7/21/2017 02:45:30


Benjamin628 
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Frexit?
France #1 in soft power: 7/21/2017 10:56:10


Leibstandarte (Vengeance)
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Adieu *
France #1 in soft power: 7/22/2017 14:16:22


Semicedevine 
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i mean ive been learning french for a while

so yea the french prestige is affecting me already
France #1 in soft power: 7/23/2017 04:04:27


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Soft indeed france are...
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