The guy who was in charge of keeping the British Empire together

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  1. Napoleon V2

    Napoleon V2 New Member Banned User

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    deserves to be fired
     
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    From this
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    dude had 1 job
     
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    he kept Top Gear in line :dontknow:

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  5. FlaFlaFlunkie

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    The British "empire" is obnoxious, but they're not the only European country that tried to colonize the world. Portugal, Spain, France, Germany, Italy...all of them, "colonized" or as we'd say today, "committed genocide" against indigenous peoples. Even the U.S. has/had the Philippines, Cuba, guam, etc.
     
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    Above the C in Colonies there used to be a country called "The Republic of Vermont." That map is wrong. :coffee:
     
  7. gayandloud

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    But at one point (before 1791) Vermont was under the crown. This map isn't showing the holdings of the British Empire at any one time in history - it's showing all lands that at some point in their history were a part of the empire. E.g. India and Nigeria weren't part of the empire at the same time the 13 colonies were.
     
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    Peau de Soie Edit Button? Thanks LaserTilt!

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    I've never seen Top Gear; I just find it hilarious that the English, of all people, have the nerve to be snobby about the quality of foreign automobiles.
     
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    Canada to India
    Australia to Cornwall
    Singapore to Hong Kong
    From the west to the east
    From the rich to the poor
    Victoria loved them all

    :ghp:
     
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    hail britannia
     
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    [video=youtube;TraFxjPyDns]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TraFxjPyDns[/video]
     
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    There is a word for that I think...
     
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    the British Empire, not counting the U.S. and Canada, was all about business entities pulling every resource out of the country using essentially slave labor -- if you don't populate a country you don't have any long term prospect of holding on to it because the natives will eventually get tired of the bullshit and kick them out -- the Brits educated generations of natives who wanted independence for their people

    you can also blame Hitler and Clement Atlee, but the writing was on the wall after the best of Europe was bled out by WWI
     
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