reply to post by Vowles
I believe the British Empire was a good thing, and if it was still around today many countries would be better off being ruled by us than themselves,
just take places like Zimbabwe, Tanzania , Burma and various other places.
If you look at former colonies that were settled by England, and compare them to colonies that were settled by other colonial powers, you will notice
a sever dichotomy. English settled colonies are now modern, stable, prosperous countries, while countries that have their roots in other colonial
powers are dangerous, violence filled third world countries.
In the western hemisphere, compare Haiti, settled by the French, to the Bahamas, settled by the British. I know that when I do my civic duty and
donate blood, stepping foot in Nassau does not make my blood a type IV pathogen.
In Asia, compare Singapore and Indonesia. One of these countries is a high tech Asian wonder, the other is slaughtering infidels. Guess which one was
civilized by the British, and which one by the Dutch.
In Africa, compare British civilized Egypt with Italian civilized Libya. Which one is a world pariah, and which one is a force for moderation in the
What I'm getting to is that the world would be a much better place if some of the colonies gone wrong, spoiled by the French, or Dutch, or Spanish,
would be reconquered by the British for a century, just long enough to install morals and values. Hopefully, those countries would be wise enough to
Just look at how we built up those nations, introducing; trains, industry, factories and christianity and our Brtish idealogy.
The British Empire fascinates me and i do a great deal of research into it, but if you ask me personally the world would be a better place if it still
On a side note, nations such as USA, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Malaysia, Israel, Iraq etc would simply NOT EXIST
without the British Empire having existed first!