How do you explain that france is degenerating fastest, that france has repeatedly tried to move the capital to french territory, that france failed to adopt protestantism, that france could not defend herself during the medieval era, that france originated the counter-enligthenment, that france was too weak to defend herself after revolution and napoleonic era, that napoleonic france ended the european era of private states and created financialized total war, and that france contributed almost nothing to civilization afterward? France is the most authoritarian country in europe and only vaguely less harmful than russia. Although… the french-russian cultural alliance has been long standing for those authoritarian reasons.
How do you explain the fact that every french colony is a disaster and every english colony is not? Authoritarianism.
The vulnerability of anglo civ is a common vulnerability of all naval empires which bias to excessive liberalism, just as land empires bias toward corruption, just as diasporic peoples bias toward parasitism. We still operate as if we are a naval empire making the same mistakes as did the Athenians by fighting the spartans (germany) when the problem as always has been the phoenicians.
Declining Authoritarianism and declining trust: Nordics (including english), Germanics, eastern europeans, Italians, French, Russians, Ashkenazis.
There is a reason that the germans and english use the most truthful, honest, and conciliatory language in negotiation, of all the world the french use the most dishonest and threatening language in negotiations. (look it up.)
The french heartland might be german, but the cancer upon europe that is paris is distinctly effeminate (byzantine).