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posted on Jun, 4 2013 @ 02:16 PM
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Zzzzzzzzzz

Quelle suprise....another attempt at goading and belittling the UK and it's people from the smug and sanctimonious.

Human history is a continuing story of empire building from the moment we climbed out of the tree's and sought shelter in caves and mud huts.

Here is a list of some of the empires that have existed;
en.wikipedia.org...

Notice how empires have existed on every continent at almost every stage of human development.

If we fast forward and look at the 'colonial' period you will see that almost every European nation had an empire.
If Britain hadn't built it's own empire it would have surely become a subjugated nation within another empire.

Don't make the mistake of using today's morals and standards and try to take a step back and think what would you have done at that time?

Whilst being the biggest empire of the time it wasn't by any means the worst; the Spanish, French and Belgians were far more brutal and were responsible for far more atrocities.

But let's take a step back and look at some non-European empires.
How about The Aztecs.
They trampled their way across Central America destroying every tribe, culture and society that they came into contact with and practiced human sacrifice on such a large scale that it disgusted the Spanish who themselves were very keen to enforce their Inquisition upon anyone and everyone.

The Mayans weren't much better.

Relatively speaking both were far more brutal, repressive and barbaric - yet you save your contempt for the British.

That leads me to think that you have some sort of ulterior motive in starting this thread.

The fact is that the British were the best at empire building at a time when literally everyone was trying to do so, and that has provoked a lot of envy and jealousy.
The British were brutal at times, but when judged by the standards of the day they were actually considered quite liberal in their dealings with their 'subjects'.

Your attempt at portraying current events etc in the UK as somehow karmic is actually quite comical.

I don't want to turn this into yet another USA / UK bitch fest, there are far too many of those and believe it or not I am far from being anti-US.

But if you are right in your belief in karma well I dread to think what the future has in store for the USA.




posted on Jun, 4 2013 @ 02:42 PM
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Surely it's impossible to 'judge' the actions of people from several hundred years ago by today's standards? That makes no sense.

Many parts of the world have been developed far in excess of where they were thanks to the British. We may have been 'cruel' and 'unjust' by today's standards, but what will people think of the civilisations of today (The UK, Europe, America etc) and their current stance/policies in another 200 years?
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posted on Jun, 4 2013 @ 02:44 PM
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Originally posted by gladtobehere

["The empire on which the sun never sets".

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True and calm down dear.
In fact stay calm and carry on !!!!
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posted on Jun, 4 2013 @ 02:45 PM
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No offense, but this is a typical misrepresentation of history and a cheap way to get stars from people with a similar simplified worldview.

When Britain was busy empire building, along with every other European country she merely added territories which were either unclaimed or wrested from the competition. The concept of “countries” did not really exist, not based on what there is today.

The point is that this is not a factual study, but an observation that Britain was the first truly global power. France, Spain and a number of other European nations could have made the same claim, had they been more adaptable.

Regards



posted on Jun, 4 2013 @ 02:59 PM
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Imagine the world without the British empire?
I have spoken to many Indians and many have said the British empire in hindsight did wonders for them.
Cheap trick thread tbh, no one can change the past but countries can learn alot from the UK, pity the USA just made the exact same mistakes.
We handed you the reigns of the British empire because we understood that it isn't all sweetness and glory for the world number one superpower....and you made the same mistakes if not worse.



posted on Jun, 4 2013 @ 02:59 PM
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Lies Lies Lies!
they have Invaded All of them.



posted on Jun, 4 2013 @ 03:31 PM
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How many countries have the USA invaded throughout history?



posted on Jun, 4 2013 @ 03:35 PM
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I sense your bitterness.

Instead of singling out one country with very sketchy misleading info, how about doing a full representation of all countries that have invaded other countries throughout history, and make the info accurate this time.

You cant just single out one country, unless you have a personal hidden agenda?



posted on Jun, 4 2013 @ 03:36 PM
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Define invaded,The current power uses money.
That being the case I would say where ever you spend money.
Covertly...All
Openly,it's hidden in books
Your point,please?



posted on Jun, 4 2013 @ 03:58 PM
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So when are we going to hurry up and finnish the list?


Hell invadeing other countrys just so we can say we invaded them all seems no more worse reason than "war on Terror" or Fake WMD's

I think we should start on Sweden first...for er I dunno being too blonde and makeing makeing cheap funiture!
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posted on Jun, 4 2013 @ 04:11 PM
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We have had people invade there illegally,especially during the cold war as I said we already have invaded every country covertly,sometime in our history.



posted on Jun, 4 2013 @ 04:16 PM
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Originally posted by gladtobehere
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Point taken. Bro, I'm a fair guy, I can admit whats wrong.

The US's history isn't all that bright either. It was given the cutesy name of "manifest destiny". In other words, "we're taking your land because we can".

History? What about current day and this was before Iraq and Afghanistan...




Looks like The British Empire changed its military HQ



posted on Jun, 4 2013 @ 04:33 PM
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Hey Yanks and Limeys we need to lighten up.

Who cares nowadays about the generations before?

We all belong to an English speaking world now.

Take a look at an English socialist transvestite summing it all up in a few minutes.



Aaah the days of Empire.



posted on Jun, 4 2013 @ 04:48 PM
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Kosovo not on the list why?



posted on Jun, 4 2013 @ 04:49 PM
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Originally posted by gladtobehere
To be honest, you Brits should be thankful. IMHO, youre gettin' off easy.



I am a "Brit" and to be honest you or I had nothing to do with it.
I suggest you don't tar people for things they never played a part in.

www.youtube.com...

Limbo
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posted on Jun, 4 2013 @ 05:03 PM
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1776 was the year that we in the US fought these occupiers and finally won our independence from a government who sought to over tax, over regulate and control us (sounds oddly familiar...).


I though the U.S still payed taxes to the UK....?.


Jonathan Williams recorded in his book, Legions of Satan, 1781, that Cornwallis revealed to Washington during his surrender that "a holy war will now begin on America, and when it is ended America will be supposedly the citadel of freedom, but her millions will unknowingly be loyal subjects to the Crown."...."in less than two hundred years the whole nation will be working for divine world government. That government that they believe to be divine will be the British Empire."

All the Treaty did was remove the United States as a liability and obligation of the king. He no longer had to ship material and money to support his subjects and colonies. At the same time he retained financial subjection through debt owed after the Treaty, which is still being created today; millions of dollars a day. And his heirs and successors are still reaping the benefit of the kings original venture. If you will read the following quote from Title 26, you will see just one situation where the king is still collecting a tax from those that receive a benefit from him, on property which is purchased with the money the king supplies, at almost the same percentage


www.theforbiddenknowledge.com...



posted on Jun, 4 2013 @ 05:11 PM
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Just because there are American troops in the country doesn't mean it was invaded. Come on... That's a stretch. Some countries simply want the money that comes from a base. Americans spend far too damn much on the military. But, every time we stop getting involved and spend less, Europe decides to start killing each other. Honestly, because of America, Europe has had the longest history of peace.

Let's face it, Democracy, with all its faults, does tend to give the populace a better standard of living. Our forefathers took the British system and improved upon it. Doesn't mean it's perfect. Just the best system so far to come around. Chinese may change all that, but that remains to be seen.

V



posted on Jun, 4 2013 @ 05:24 PM
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Originally posted by cavtrooper7
reply to post by DeeKlassified
 


Define invaded,The current power uses money.
That being the case I would say where ever you spend money.
Covertly...All
Openly,it's hidden in books
Your point,please?


The OP is the person you need to ask about the word 'invaded' they initiated the thread, I'm just expanding on it.

My point was clear, why are is the OP not doing a comparison instead of singling out one country?



posted on Jun, 4 2013 @ 05:26 PM
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Wow someone woke up on the wrong side of the bed, I think this would be suited to the Rant forum.
If we didn't head over to the old US of A there might have been no you....so think yourself lucky, that you where graced with our presence
...unless your a native American the previous statement doesn't apply



posted on Jun, 4 2013 @ 05:27 PM
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Australia doesn't count. It wasn't a country when the British colonised it.





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