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Paris during WW2 and Paris Today

Discussion in 'Europe' started by Tadhg Gaelach, Mar 2, 2017.

  1. Tadhg Gaelach

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    Paris during WW2.

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    Paris Today.

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    Paris during WW2.

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    Paris today.

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    Paris during WW2.

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    Paris today.

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    Paris during WW2.

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    Paris today.

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    Paris during WW2.

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    Paris today.

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    Paris during WW2.

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    Paris today.

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    Paris during WW2.

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    Paris today.

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    Another one of those "Let's glorify the Nazis and besmear the refugees" thread....

    Paris during WW2:

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    Is it not accepted by all that France is in steep decline
     
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    Tadhg Gaelach

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    I think it cannot be denied that Paris is more of a warzone today than it was during WW2. It certainly looks a lot uglier. You wouldn't really think of Paris today as a romantic city.
     
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    No, it is not. That is just political propaganda. Like every country France has its problems. But to construct a steep decline out of this and compare it actually to a warzone is just fakenews bullshit.
    Aleppo is a warzone and Syria is steep decline- look it up and you find out what terms like "warzone" and "steep decline" in real life outside of a propaganda bubble actually mean.

    France - OECD Data
    Economic and financial data for France - SDDS Plus | Insee
     
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    I wonder why you didn't mention that half the Jewish population of Paris was put in trains like cattle and sent East for extermination?
     
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    Why only half?
     
  14. SwordOfStCatherine

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    Large urban areas of France are effectively outside of the control of the French state.
     
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    That is what some people say. Others say the complete opposite.
    I would consider parts of Belfast outside of any state run control. Large areas of that town are just run by paramilitary thugs.
     
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    As messed up as the situations in Divis and Tigers' Bay are there is no comparison between them and the situation in Clichy-sous-Bois or parts of Trappes.

    France faced a full blown insurgency in 2005 that was in many ways much more full on than the overly romanticized May-June of 1968 though a lot less shall we say eloquent.
     
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    There is massive youth unemployment in France. It is alright if you are part of the Parisian elite and I think what you miss with Tadgh's photographs is just how segregated a city Paris. The suburbs are completely different world to the centre.
     
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    Parts of it are extremely romantic and beautiful. Parts of it though make Belfast look romantic.
     
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    Well, the center of Paris has now been invaded by migrants from the Calais Jungle.

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    Bullshit. In what parallel universe are you living ?