Most Powerful Nation in the World - Great Britain

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WildA wrote: Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:12 am
franzjaeger wrote: Thu Feb 13, 2020 7:56 am You'll be fine, just play nice with your so called 'colonial subjects', and still the most powerful nation on earth.

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Spigzy wrote: Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:47 am Don't take all this national pride stuff too seriously folks, we're all just specks of dust hurtling along in space at 1,050mph, as were all of our ancestors. Enjoy the ride. #ShadowsAndDust
MontyPython wrote:Let's not argue and bicker about who killed who!
For sure, in the end, we are a competitive species looking to improve from natural competition. My limbic system constantly tells me that this/that person with a strange accent should be eliminated, but thanks to my neo-cortex, my experiences tells me that he might help us get to the moon.
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This thread's title desperately needs a past tense, somewhere. Even the Scots and the Irish are feeling rebellious once again. What's next, a Welsh uprising to British rule?
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Alex wrote: Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:09 am This thread's title desperately needs a past tense, somewhere. Even the Scots and the Irish are feeling rebellious once again. What's next, a Welsh uprising to British rule?
Ireland isn't part of Great Britain.
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John Bingham wrote:
Alex wrote: Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:09 am This thread's title desperately needs a past tense, somewhere. Even the Scots and the Irish are feeling rebellious once again. What's next, a Welsh uprising to British rule?
Ireland isn't part of Great Britain.
But controversially it's part of British Isles.
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khmerhamster wrote: Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:58 am
John Bingham wrote:
Alex wrote: Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:09 am This thread's title desperately needs a past tense, somewhere. Even the Scots and the Irish are feeling rebellious once again. What's next, a Welsh uprising to British rule?
Ireland isn't part of Great Britain.
But controversially it's part of British Isles.
Nothing controversial about that, it's just a geographical name.
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I think it was posted before, but worth a recap for non-Limeys/redcoats.

Meum est propositum in taberna mori,
ut sint Guinness proxima morientis ori.
tunc cantabunt letius angelorum chori:
"Sit Deus propitius huic potatori."
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John Bingham wrote: Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:37 am
Alex wrote: Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:09 am This thread's title desperately needs a past tense, somewhere. Even the Scots and the Irish are feeling rebellious once again. What's next, a Welsh uprising to British rule?
Ireland isn't part of Great Britain.
Yes, obviously. I thought this thread is about having power over conquered countries. They seem to lose their grip even very close to home! Let's see if Scotland and Northern Ireland will still be part of the UK in a decade.
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Power over previously conquered countries?
Not a lot of power, but generally fairly close and good relationships, and the English language.
That translates into influence.

Another associated issue for this pot stirring topic,
"The British were reasonably good colonisers, compared with other europeans" ??
:stir:

(relatively - they were all pretty foul)
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