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What Do Brits Think Of The British Empire?




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#21 BlackBillBlake

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Posted September 08 2017 - 02:28 PM

The British Empire no longer exists!

Sinn Fein might disagree.


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#22 ozjohn39

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Posted September 09 2017 - 11:10 AM

No more or less a terrorist organisation, within the UK,  the any other  around the world.

 

Nelson Mandela and Yassah Arafat come to mind.


Edited by ozjohn39, September 09 2017 - 11:11 AM.


#23 Mallyboppa

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Posted September 09 2017 - 11:27 AM

The British empire was the largest the world has known and covered nearly a Quarter of the earths land mass at its height 

Never happen again will it ?

 

Not proud of it 

not ashamed of it !                                                                                                                                           its what happened I learned it at School in History lessons  


Edited by Mallyboppa, September 09 2017 - 11:29 AM.

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#24 Wolf Angel.

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Posted September 09 2017 - 04:48 PM

In my youth I was brought up on the history of great conquests and discoveries, of how Africa and India were helped both in educational and social advances, it was only as I grew up and learned for myself of a much darker side of how expansion was assured.

Each Nation has in its' past, atrocities not to be proud of - and whether the end result of development of the colonies abroad can be justified is debatable - for in the end it is within these actions that independence has been achieved.

> It's probably a good idea to get those living in (ex) colonies how they feel about it also - to balance the views here gathered   

My personal view is that any Empire is the same, starts with good intention - on a basis of civilisation and order, - but inevitably ends up as being authoritarian and produce chaos - and Revolution 

- Be it Roman, British and or a.n.other:-


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