I guess winning is the key...
Then I guess you'd rather choose a country which was on the losing side on both World Wars during the twentieth century, like Germany for instance
But this is getting ridiculous, not to mention increasingly off-topic (mind you, Deozaan introduced the geopolitical subject in this thread). Is a country who refuses to wage wars, like Switzerland, worse than a country that is more war-friendly, like the USA?
I just don't think that willingness to wage wars per se is a particularly fine characteristic in a country.
I guess I should emphasize that I'm neither French, nor German, Swiss or American. And i don't have particularly close ties with any of those countries.
And also I hope no one from the mentioned nationalities takes any offense from all this