Now you're just being silly. The British Empire was built on trade and you can't sell anything to dead people, well except coffins and wreaths I suppose. But even then it's not a market with a long term future.Originally Posted by Cloudyvortex
Trying to pick a point out from your frothing abuse a strong France isn't advisable at any point due to the inherent unreliabilty of the French. It may be usefull if things go badly wrong, but the aim of the Empire should be to avoid things getting that bad.
The Soviet Union was one of the main reasons Germany lost the war, that doesn't mean a strong Russia was a good thing. Usefull yes, something anybody wanted no. The same applies to France