Um, no Fulcrum, youre wrong.
The Us had no puppets until after the war. The UK wasnt one of them. They chose to side with us because of the benefit against the Nazis. Then it was
the commies. Ultimately, tho, the UK has always been pretty much self determined, and have chosen to side with the US because it was of course
benefical to do so. But they have never been our puppets. They have always had thier own kick ass military, thier own economy, independant from our
interests. They usually coincide. But ultimately, they were perhaps the only country in Europe who wasnt suckered into Hitlers insanity about a
unityed Aryan race, and they chose to stand against him when the rest of Europe thought he was the best thing since sliced bread.
Tony Blair after 9/11 decided to be Bush's puppet, this was pretty much the first time this # has happened. It was an unwise move on his part, a very
foolish one, but one he made on his own. Had he stayed out and remained freindly, helpful, and neutral, he would have fared better in maintaining
Britains relative position as a go between for Europe and the US. Thier position has always been that of a mediator since world war 2. Ultimately tho,
they pretty much ran thier own show.
You also forget cultural ties, Fulcrum. America is a former British colony. Theres still old ties there. We speak the smae language. We still posses
in many areas remnants of old English common law. Even our geographical structure and local govornments decend primarily from then (divisions of
counties, ect). So the old ties still remain, and Britain traditionally has always been pretty much aloof from the rest of mainland Europe. For the
longest time, they had much more in common with Us than they did the rest of Europe, which they have been traditionally at odds with.
But now British independance will probably go down the tubes as it gets sucked into the tentacles of the EU beast. I still think Britain should remain
neutral. They have always fared pretty good alone, and in reality, they didnt need the US to kick the Nazis asses, though they were taking some
serious licks, they were really crunching Hitlers balls too. They would have got pounded alot more, but eventually, they would have smacked Hitlers
ass back into the dark ages, tho it would have taken a bit longer.
The Brits have always held thier own on thier own, thier economy the strongest, thier militart bar none the best in Europe, man for man. Now that they
will get puleld into the EU, they will get dragged down, thier military assimilated into the EU military, thier economy will take the lag from all the
lesser Euro economies it must support. And of course, they will eb subject even more to the whims of the beast. Eventually, the EU will dissolve
nations period. Losing the currency is the start.
Its a shame too, tho Britain has been holding out admirably, and had Blair not been such a moron and jumped on Bush's hell train to iraq, britain
would probably not have been forced into this nightmare.
So if Britain is soon to be eaten up by the EU, we have no one but ourselves to blame
Now Britain WILL become a puppet state unless they can wrangle the EU control away from the French/German cartel.