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The British Empire was pure evil.

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posted on Apr, 6 2017 @ 07:15 AM
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originally posted by: TrueBrit
Rome may have turned up before the Vikings, but it was the Norse who taught us most about keeping ourselves in proper order.


Now, now, my unhygienic friend, let's not try to subvert history.

Aquae Sulis (A.K.A. the city of 'Bath'):


Archaeological evidence shows that the site of the Roman baths' main spring may have been treated as a shrine by the Britons.


We learned you good.




posted on Apr, 6 2017 @ 07:25 AM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

And yet, when the Norse arrived, they taught us how to properly care for our hair. Let me ask you, how effective was Roman hygiene, if it took the Vikings to come and teach us how to properly care for our appearance.

Furthermore, there is significant evidence to suggest that ectoparasites like head and skin lice, as well as intestinal worms, actually became MORE common, not less, during the Roman occupation of Britain. There is speculation that this may have been because the water in Roman bath houses was not changed often enough, meaning parasites would actually dwell in the water, waiting to acquire new hosts. Alongside that, it is speculated that although sewerage was kept separate to drinking water, it was often used to fertilise soil for agricultural purposes, and not left long enough before use in this regard, causing gut parasites to travel with the fertiliser, onto the resulting crop, and then be eaten by a person, causing yet more infestation.

This information is all a result of careful archeological examination of Roman sites, undertaken in the last couple of years.



posted on Apr, 6 2017 @ 07:31 AM
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originally posted by: TrueBrit
And yet, when the Norse arrived, they taught us how to properly care for our hair. Let me ask you, how effective was Roman hygiene, if it took the Vikings to come and teach us how to properly care for our appearance.


You regressed between our departure and their arrival. No tonsorial parlors, no
pompadours for you.

It does seem to appear, from my last visit to London, that you have somewhat recovered.



posted on Apr, 6 2017 @ 09:54 AM
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a reply to: Denoli


Good point. There are degrees of 'evil', obviously. There are degrees of intelligence involved as well.

The Brits, smartly, built their empire on cultures that were vastly weaker than their own. The Germans tried taking over peer or near peer cultures and nations. Of course, one could argue there were no 'new worlds' left for them to attempt it.

Besides, the national based 'empires' have a tough time with all the coalitions that exist these days.

The Corporate empires seem to have carte blanche....



posted on Apr, 6 2017 @ 01:31 PM
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Actually, the British Empire was the least exploitative and brutal that came out of Europe in the last (say) 500 years. In the main, the closing of Empire left stability and the tools for democratic government. The French, Spanish, German, Belgium and Portuguese empires while smaller were somewhat worse.

If you want deeply repressive and exploitative empires you could start with the Soviet Union, Ottoman, China, and Japanese et al. Some of the African and South/Central American empires were based on brutality and particularly extreme. How far back? Roman? Mongol?



posted on Apr, 6 2017 @ 02:23 PM
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I couldn't give a #, I played no part in that empire.
I feel neither shame or pride.



posted on Apr, 6 2017 @ 02:26 PM
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a reply to: droid56

The British Empire is pure evil.

They eat jellied eels for gods sake!



posted on Apr, 6 2017 @ 02:29 PM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

Lol no! I've always refused...There is an underground resistance!!!!



posted on Apr, 6 2017 @ 02:37 PM
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originally posted by: grainofsand
a reply to: DBCowboy

Lol no! I've always refused...There is an underground resistance!!!!


May god have mercy. . . .


I understand that is how you beat Napoleon.

You just tossed tins of that stuff across the channel until they surrendered.
edit on 6-4-2017 by DBCowboy because: (no reason given)



posted on Apr, 6 2017 @ 02:41 PM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

Always distrust the smiling friendly tea drinker.



posted on Apr, 7 2017 @ 05:20 AM
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a reply to: crazyewok

Yeah but what would have been better is if you could enjoy all those same things without having had caused so much grief and tragedy in the world.



posted on Apr, 7 2017 @ 07:38 AM
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a reply to: nOraKat

It's all a bit of a moot point now though, our empire days are long gone, and we are currently facing bigger issues like simply holding the kingdom together while leaving the EU.
Again, no pride or shame about the empire with me, it died before I was born.




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