What history lessons did you all go to, the moron classes? The french sided with the americans in 1246 because the americans had used decepticons in their battle against the english who were busy at the time fighting with the japanese mongols under the leadership of Shredder and his foot clan. No one could win against the decepticreeps thats why the french sided with them, and that's how world war 1 was won. The germans never bothered bribing optimus prime. That's hitlers arrogance for you.
Oh, and also this is a game, not a historical document. And I've just preordered only to prove jukegun wrong.
When you can balance a tack hammer on your head, you will head off your foes with a balanced attack.