This was something that's been buzzing around in my head for quite some time. A futuristic sci-fi/fantasy story about France's conquest of the world. Set in the year 2312 AD, the leader of France goes to war over resources. Because the Earth's resources are nearly depleted, the rest of the countries are hogging all they can, and France feels they're being left out, so they invade countries to gather as much (if not all) of the resources they can. But here's one huge problem: If France is so poor on resources, then they're not gonna get far in their war against the world. At best they'd probably ruffle some feathers in Germany or Spain, but that's it. Within a matter of days, the stronger nations would lay the smack-down on France. Another problem is, I don't know that much about military stratagy. I want the story to be about France (and her allies) fighting the world, but how am I going to get France to be powerful enough to put up a fight, yet make it clear that their troubles are so bad that it's worth it. Also, why the whole world? Why not just mainland Europe? Tips?