posted on Nov, 16 2018 @ 12:33 PM
a reply to: sapien82
Depends on what you consider to be an empire.
"They" certainly don't ""overtly"" control over one-quarter of the world's population these days, but at its height, the British empire was the
largest in history for over a century, consisting of more than 33,700,000 km2, and almost a quarter of the Earth's total land area.
Consider that the Queen still owns, for all intents and purpose, 6.6 billion acres, and is by far and away the world's largest landowner on the
The British empire never really went away, it simply swapped occupation, soldiers and trade routes for independence, bank accounts and power.
Real power simple resides in the shadows rather than bask in the light these days whilst hiding behind the sham that is the notion of democratic rule.
edit on 16-11-2018 by andy06shake because: (no reason given)