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#184 - metalptron
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(07/13/2012) [-]
Don't forget about Britain helping free Malta. They helped Malta after the French took control of the country shortly after working with America, being part Maltese I guess I can thank the British for helping them out.
#182 - formidableguy
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Except Britain didn't start off as one of the biggest empires ever, first it was exactly where it is in the second part of the picture minus the Falklands,

And even today it still has 14 constituent nations that acknowledge that Britain is their leader.

As well as the commonwealth of nations that see the British royal family to have some significant link to their own current nation, even if it only is ceremonial.
#186 to #182 - stiffbeefyone
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(07/13/2012) [-]
Oh, and California's economy alone almost surpasses Britain....
#185 to #182 - stiffbeefyone
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Lend - Lease saved Britain in WW2. And they took back Falklands from Argentina (OMG SO IMPRESSIVE). Britain is sooo obsessed with their past because they have no future.

GG
#188 to #185 - formidableguy
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Argentina didn't take the Falklands, they invaded the locals resisted the British task force turned up and ****** them royally. Secondly Bomber and fighter command saved Britain during WW2 not Lend-Lease
#207 to #188 - komradkthulu
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I'm no "America saved the day so kiss our ass" kind of guy, but without the US lend-lease, the UK would've ran our of material to fight with. Bullets, ammunition, food, etc.   
   
Hell, most Commonwealth vehicles were redesigned American vehicles. (Ex. Sherman Tank).   
   
The US loaned so much **** to the allies that the UK was sunk with debt, mostly owed to America.    
   
And besides, the Soviets beat Germany being that nearly 90% of all German casualties came from the Eastern front. That's counting civilians, and the RAF/USAF slaughtered German civilians by the millions.
I'm no "America saved the day so kiss our ass" kind of guy, but without the US lend-lease, the UK would've ran our of material to fight with. Bullets, ammunition, food, etc.

Hell, most Commonwealth vehicles were redesigned American vehicles. (Ex. Sherman Tank).

The US loaned so much **** to the allies that the UK was sunk with debt, mostly owed to America.

And besides, the Soviets beat Germany being that nearly 90% of all German casualties came from the Eastern front. That's counting civilians, and the RAF/USAF slaughtered German civilians by the millions.
#289 to #207 - sovietadgenda
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Dont ever forget about the canadians as well, we built the Lanchester, invaded the beaches of normandy with our american and allied brothers and were the first to complete the objectives, toke sicily and marched into rome liberating most of italy and liberated holland!
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#210 to #207 - anon
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(07/13/2012) [-]
*USAAF (United States Army Air Force), the USAF (United States Air Force) didnt exist until the 50s.
#252 to #210 - komradkthulu
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I realize that. I left an "A" out of the acronym. Sue me, anon.
I realize that. I left an "A" out of the acronym. Sue me, anon.
#213 to #210 - anon
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Difference being before the 50s the army controlled the airforce before it become its own military branch
#192 to #188 - stiffbeefyone
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(07/13/2012) [-]
ROFL! Britain is Faded Glory. It's gone. Let it go. There is no future left....
#199 to #192 - xapplemanx
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(07/13/2012) [-]
u know ******** ur practically british too if ur american
#283 to #199 - thebenders
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(07/13/2012) [-]
false bitch im american and im barely british im german frnech scotish irish the irish is from southern ireland not the northen tterritory and scotland i don't count as part of britain because even most of them hate britian im canadian and that canadian was from france so no british there only if any a small tiny tid bit that i don't even like
#200 to #199 - stiffbeefyone
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(07/13/2012) [-]
All "Americans" are not of British decent. If you had half a brain, you would know that....
#193 to #192 - formidableguy
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(07/13/2012) [-]
Lol, cause Americas doing so brilliantly..
#195 to #193 - stiffbeefyone
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(07/13/2012) [-]
America is a younger country that has sent craft to the moon, Mars, and outside the solar system. What has Britain done?
#251 to #195 - killerduckywithtea
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Britain created the: Reflecting telescope, Steam pump, Steam engine, Marine chronometer, Steam engine, Steel pen, Gas turbine, Smallpox vaccination, Solid-fuel rocket, Railroad locomotive, Electric motor, Electromagnet, Telegraph, Bicycle (with pedals), Photography, Antiseptic surgery, Telephone, Cathode ray tube, Air-inflated rubber tire, Motion picture camera (kinetograph), Two-color motion picture camera, Television, Modern gas-turbine engine, Ejector Seat, Hovercraft, Clockwork Radio, CAT (computerized axial tomography) scanner. Ya' know, little things like that.
#226 to #195 - Mantis
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Shut up, you're why people hate us.
#202 to #195 - formidableguy
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Despite Building the Empire the sun never set on? Been the country that science for hundreds of years was free to explore and experiment, being the place for great cultural advancement ranging from theatre to punk music. Created photography. The telephone. Television. and the turbojet engine. National heroes being, William Wallace, Sir Francis drake, William Shakespeare, Isaac Newton, Arthur Wellesley. Who all accomplished seemingly impossible feats in their respective fields. But your right Britain obviously didn't contribute anything to the world.
#181 - stiffbeefyone
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(07/13/2012) [-]
If U.S. started a war with Britain, U.S. would have a 51st state. Just sayin.....
#244 to #181 - vraptor
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(07/13/2012) [-]
You're an idiot.
#241 to #181 - thesoulless
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(07/13/2012) [-]
Because the rest of the world would let that happen
#239 to #181 - Tyranitar
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(07/13/2012) [-]
War isn't like a school fight. If we decided to attack Britain for no reason, it's friends aren't gonna stand there and watch the fight. And our friends aren't gonna help us out when 90% of Europe kicks our ass.

But if we WERE stupid enough to elect people who would suddenly just turn on one of our largest allies (and I don't doubt the stupidity of the human race), then I would've left anyway and lost all care in the matter. A suicidal country has nothing to offer me.
#236 to #181 - cammyT
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(07/13/2012) [-]
the US technically has 46 states, so it would be 47 if the US managed to do so, highly unlikely though
#246 to #236 - vraptor
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(07/13/2012) [-]
lolwut
#247 to #246 - cammyT
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(07/13/2012) [-]
www.youtube.com/watch?v=OKX0T_YKrS0

watch this, if you dont watch QI start watching it, it makes you smart as ****
#234 to #181 - spidahridah
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If the U.S started a war with Britain, the U.S would be raped in the ass by every single NATO nation. And then by their already ****** up economy. Keep dreaming about American superiority, kid.
#230 to #181 - cammyT
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(07/13/2012) [-]
as far as i know (not saying its a bad place) but america is one of the most hated country in the world if not THE most hated, and i know it sounds bad but the UK might have wee bit more backup than the US
#208 to #181 - anon
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(07/13/2012) [-]
As others have said its not that simple. If it was 1 on 1 we would win, but if we attacked them the rest of europe would be backing britian thus we wouldnt have the resources to conquer an entire continent.
#190 to #181 - akkere
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If we ever had a leader that was so intolerant, so insane, and so greedy that he would wage war against our brothers across the pond, the people would catch notice and sooner tear him out of the White House with their own bare hands before the rest of the world would turn and say "What the **** is going on here?"

Just saiyan.
#198 to #190 - stiffbeefyone
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(07/13/2012) [-]
That's just like saying "If I wasn't a pussy, I would totally kick your ass". That statement doesn't make any ******* sense....
#201 to #198 - akkere
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(07/13/2012) [-]
You say war is so simple that we would just wage war and it would automatically be a 1 vs. 1 fight, with all of the people standing behind the act, and all of the other nations just standing aside and letting the conflict just happen.

That's literally the equivalent of saying Bruce Banner would automatically kick Tony Stark's ass if they fought butt naked.
That would never happen, War is not that simple, and it wouldn't just simply be one fight.
#305 to #201 - stiffbeefyone
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LOL! YOU ARE ALL IDIOTS! You sit here and talk as if US were to attack Britain, then we would have to fight other countries. BUT your slow ass mind doesn't see that attacking Britain can gain allies that we don't currently have. You guys are really dumb as ****. Think outside the box dumbasses.

GG
#179 - allecarte
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#172 - anon
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(07/13/2012) [-]
britain still kinda owns cananda. like, the queen is also our queen.
#228 to #172 - anon
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(07/13/2012) [-]
Why the hell are those two being thumbed down for being right?
#180 to #172 - kingnarnode
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(07/13/2012) [-]
oh sorry, how could I not recognize the all mighty political power of the queen
#178 to #172 - hansenthirtysix
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(07/13/2012) [-]
They don't have any real political power over us anymore though, the Queen is just a figurehead to the Commonwealth and Britain itself now.
#256 to #178 - killerduckywithtea
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(07/13/2012) [-]
The queen also has some control over our [Britain's] army if I remember correctly. Not too sure about Canada, though.
#171 - xombiemaster
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(07/13/2012) [-]
Yeah, we're not so great.
But I do ******* love being Scottish ^^
#170 - someguyonthewebz
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(07/13/2012) [-]
I finally get to use this
#152 - alanthewhite
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(07/13/2012) [-]
**alanthewhite rolls 092,494,548** At first, I was like
**alanthewhite rolls 092,494,548** At first, I was like
#153 to #152 - alanthewhite
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**alanthewhite rolls 835,884,882** But then, I took a nap, ************.
#169 to #153 - repostsrepost
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(07/13/2012) [-]
the russian empire was significantly larger than the USSR
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#155 to #145 - anon
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Whats the logic in spain not having control of the eastern side of america?
#217 to #155 - shwoodle
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(07/13/2012) [-]
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treaty_of_Tordesillas
it was and old treaty regarding who could own what part of the americas
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#136 - anon
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(07/13/2012) [-]
USA > Great Britan, England and the UK
#220 to #136 - steamypanakes
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(07/13/2012) [-]
nice going *******, you just made america look stupid   
   
 america is now full of arrogant dumbasses. I am an american and i do love my country, but it is you and countless others who make me wonder  why i even try to stick up for my country any more.    
you make me feel ashamed, I know people from the UK who are great people and i can't find any reason to put them down.   
   
have a great night dumb ass
nice going *******, you just made america look stupid

america is now full of arrogant dumbasses. I am an american and i do love my country, but it is you and countless others who make me wonder why i even try to stick up for my country any more.
you make me feel ashamed, I know people from the UK who are great people and i can't find any reason to put them down.

have a great night dumb ass
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#183 to #136 - primerpower
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(07/13/2012) [-]
Dosh, grab it all!
#166 to #136 - Mawxter
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(07/13/2012) [-]
As someone from the USA, I must say that we are not all like this anon and I apologize on his behalf.
#177 to #166 - anon
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That's being a bit Canadian to go off an apologize. Anon is obviously a troll
#204 to #177 - anon
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Guess we got some Canadians here eh?!
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#161 to #136 - fargone
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Idiots like you make all US citizens look bad. You are why people think we're stupid. Go die in a hole you ignorant ****.
#157 to #136 - anon
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(07/13/2012) [-]
I don't want to live on this planet anymore.
#146 to #136 - anon
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(07/13/2012) [-]
I dont know what the **** your talking about.
#129 - goondas
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I dont know about the rest of the places, but I know we Australians are still under british rule. As far as i remember there hasnt been any sort of a rebellion or boycott on our part. We are still part of the commonwealth. Hence why we have a prime minister, and not our own king/president.
#131 to #129 - anon
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Canada was given independence from Britain after WWII, just to thank them, no real reason
#149 to #131 - anon
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you mean new france...not canada.
#128 - LocoJoe
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(07/13/2012) [-]
I like this version.
#127 - Spikeydeath
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(07/13/2012) [-]
forgot the 13 colonies
#130 to #127 - mylazy
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I believe this was the point that Great Britain was at it's largest, not a coalition of all territories owned, therefore the 13 colonies would not be included.
#203 to #130 - theoreo
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Thanks, I was also wondering why the colonies weren't on there
#124 - twogirlscnecup
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I used to rule the world
#176 to #124 - ZakyNine
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(07/13/2012) [-]
really only most of Europe and Japan
#197 to #176 - brandonstanford
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(07/13/2012) [-]
Most of europe and japan?? It was a lot with the help of japan and italy.
more like most of europe,northern africa,and all the asian pacific island...
#119 - roliga
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#380 to #119 - anon
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(07/13/2012) [-]
'and that's why you disappoint me, son. I used to OWN china, not the other way around'
#399 to #380 - completeaddiction **User deleted account**
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I read something on the economist saying that the U.S. still exports more than China, sure they make all the cheap ****, but think about all the stuff that they don't make.
#396 to #380 - sadaurkar
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(07/13/2012) [-]
He's right about the owning apart. See the Opium Wars.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Opium_War
#111 - anon
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the queen of England is the head of state for all the common wealth country's so Brattain still owns most of the red c country's still
#137 to #111 - alexthecanadian
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Not exactly. Canada is doing fine. As a matter of fact, we just celebrated Dominion Day (commonly known as Canada Day, the day Canada got recognized as a Dominion under the British Empire). This meant that Canada was recognized as Canada, and not British North America. We still celebrate this day - July 1st - as a day that we gained some independence from Britain, BUT we are still a Constitutional Monarchy. This means the Queen holds the highest power in Canada, second to God (as written in the Constitution). Then after WWI, we became recognized globally as a country, not a colony or a want-a-be country (after the Battle of Vimy Ridge in 1917). In 1965, we got our present flag of the Maple Leaf. We got rid of the Red Ensign (similar to the British merchant naval flag). Then, in 1982, we gained almost 100% independence from the British, BUT we can still join the British navy, army, and air force without hindrance. We also maintained the Constitutional Monarchy, but we have our own Constitution that was introduced that year: The Charter of Rights and Freedoms. We still have a Governor General; the Prime Minister appoints our Senate; when the Queen is not around to pass our Bills into Laws, the Governor General does. Without the Royal Seal from the Queen or Governor General, all Bills - even from the provinces and territories - cannot become law. The Queen, along with the Governor General, can dissolve parliament if Canadians do not want the present party in control anymore (vote of non-confidence).

Well, to sum up what I have been saying: No. She does not fully rule us.

(Not meant to start a *********)
#168 to #137 - anon
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Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe that the Governor General's role is purely ceremonial now. S/he is obliged to sign anything that parliament approves (i.e. has absolutely no say whatsoever). This came about as the result of a conflict between Mackenzie King and the GG Lord Bing. King wanted something done. Bing said "F*** you." The government switched over to the Conservatives who lost a vote 3 days later, which caused the entire parliament to dissolve and handed it right back to Mackenzie King. To avoid any such debacle again, it was made so that the Governor General had no say whatsoever.
#357 to #168 - alexthecanadian
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He still needs to sign all Bills before they can become law. He also has the power to dissolve parliament. He can still say no to Bills.
#114 to #111 - smellysmelly
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that is correct the queen is one bad ass lady who owns a lot of country's

#135 to #114 - mtandy
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Also, if she decides to majorly flip her ****, she has the power shut down parliament and play tyrant Queenie for as long as she wished.

pic unrelated (kinda obvious I guess)
#139 to #135 - smellysmelly
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thats why im kinda scared fro the day she dies because i have know idea what the next monarch will do
#110 - trimageryan
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So it was Great Britain but now it's just Pretty Good Britain.
#108 - puchinbola
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The Malvinas WTF
#462 to #108 - Archoss
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*The Falklands. It'll still be called that while the islanders want to be British.
#465 to #462 - puchinbola
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But you mean Malvinas?
#469 to #465 - Archoss
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No, I mean the Falkland. What it is called internationally and throughout the rest of the world.
#470 to #469 - puchinbola
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A Spaniard guy or latin speaking won't know them as Falklands. It's directly Malvinas. Because latin speaker don't know how-to-engage-English-speaking.
#473 to #470 - Archoss
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Alright, then it is called The Falkland Isles throughout the rest of the English speaking world, which is a very large amount. It is probably one of, if not the most used language in the world and by which is what I mean most people call it. If that makes sense o.O
#106 - dawgfan
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(07/13/2012) [-]
The United States say hi
#104 - anon
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well actualy canada is still owned by great Britain because the queen is are head of state