|CHAPTER 11 There was a place called France conveniently located on the west coast of Europe, where it was surrounded on three sides by water.
2 cThis explains why the French are called Frogs,
3 Although there are other reasons too,
4 As we shall see.
5 Anyway, the Frogs tried very hard to make history and become the Chosen Nation,
6 But eventually the other nations of Europe made them stop.
7 dThis is their story.
CHAPTER 21 eA long long time ago, the place that is now France was called Gaul and was divided into three parts.
2 fThen Caesar took all three parts for himself and made them part of the Roman Empire,
3 gUntil the barbarians sacked Rome and it was every barbarian for himself.
4 By then, there were barbarians called hFranks, who settled down in what used to be Gaul and renamed it after themselves,
5 Which is how there came to be France.
||CHAPTER 31 The Franks had been exposed to many of the Roman ways, including iRoman engineering, jRoman government, kRoman art and literature, lRoman history, mRoman military practices, and the nRoman love of glory.
2 Demonstrating their uncanny knack for perceiving the most important aspects of life and culture, the Franks therefore borrowed from Roman culture the only part of it that made sense to them, namely, the love of oglory.
3 Accordingly, the Frankish barbarians decided that they too were an empire and, with typical Frankish flair, decided to call themselves the pHoly Roman Empire.
4 The first ruler of the Holy Roman Empire was qCharlemagne,
5 Meaning "Charles the Great,"
6 rWhich proves that even back then the Frogs knew that the best way to convince the world of your greatness is to tell the world that you are great.
7 Unfortunately, Charlemagne died and the Holy Roman Empire fell into sthree parts again,
8 Because Charlemagne's sons had to set an important precedent before things got too far along,