France, Great Britain, Bavaria, Japan and Egypt occupy the Saudi oil fields in 2008 to assure oil production for Europe, replacing the United States forces which had been in the region since the beginning of World War III. Iran objected to the occupation, and the Saudi War (2010 to 2013) began with an Iranian attack on the occupation forces, and ended with the establishment of a buffer zone along the northern edge of the Saudi peninsula.
The French role in the Saudi War was an expression of its new status in the world. France was the only global power; interested in commerce and stability, it injected its military presence anywhere in the world that its interests were present. France was creating the French Peace.
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