That's not true. People are fundamentally kind at heart. We all give up quite a lot for each other, every day of our lives.
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Our readers are not interested in unsourced political notions:No, as the post world war worldview of "anyone who does not agree with the egalitarianism world view is the next Hitler" was pushed by the internationalist/Anti Western groups for the reason of harming the west and its people, within them having power and using the long/bloody war as an excuse and a mentally/emotionally shattered people unable/willing to fight back it is unlikely that France would give away such wealth when they would not have to.
NO ONE gives up anything of worth by choice save cowards and fools.
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As usual, the only exception was driven by their version of idealism the Americans.