|3 aWhich turned out to be pretty embarrassing for everybody,
4 bSince the Frogs were halfway into Germany before they realized Germany was invading France,
5 cAnd the Germans were halfway into France before they realized France was invading Germany,
6 dSo they all raced back to a field in the middle of France,
7 Dug a big trench,
8 And didn't budge another foot for four years.
CHAPTER 341 Millions of Frogs died gloriously in the trenches of eWorld War I, machine-gunned and gassed and bombed and infested with disgusting diseases,
2 fUntil the last soldier reached for a butterfly on the end of a cannon and got shot,
3 Thus ending the war to end all wars.
4 The Frogs were still mad at the Germans about the gFranco-Prussian War, however, and insisted on a peace treaty that would keep Germany poor, and mad as hell, for a hgeneration,
5 iWhich the Germans deserved because they had started jWorld War I,
6 kAs the Frogs kept reminding everybody.
7 This treaty was signed at the palace of Versailles, where the lmemory of mrule by Louis's and nrule by Napoleons caused the French to start planning immediately for the next glorious war to end all wars.
8 For this reason, they built an impregnable military fortification,
||9 oDesigned, built, and manned by Frogs,
10 That would make it impossible for Germany to invade France like they had in the pFranco-Prussian War,
11 That is, in qWorld War I.
12 This wonderful new impregnable Frog military fortification was called the rMaginot Line.
CHAPTER 351 Meanwhile, a new generation of Frog sintellectuals was making profound discoveries based on the perverse hypothesis that maybe tlife wasn't about glory at all,
2 But something else instead,
3 uNamely despair,
4 Which is the feeling you get waiting for the end of the world when you know that it's all just a vbad dream anyway.
5 wUsing this new xlogic, Frog thinkers like ySartre and Camus invented existentialism,
6 zWhich is a philosophy based on the idea that if France can't have a glorious existence, then existence itself must be a meaningless random accident.
7 aaThis philosophy was terribly inspiring to a lot of bbforeigners as well, who were hanging around France waiting for the end of the world after ccWorld War I,
8 ddAnd writing a bunch of books about it,
9 eeAnd painting a lot of pictures of it,
10 And developing a lot of political theories about it,
11 ffIncluding a theory that the Russians must be right about communism being the way to go,