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#32 - devildboy ONLINE (07/12/2012) [-]
and then this happened
User avatar #31 - noamk (07/12/2012) [-]
Why isn't Israel highlighted?
User avatar #28 - mrcowll ONLINE (07/12/2012) [-]
I never understand why America is never highlighted.
User avatar #91 to #28 - beefs (07/13/2012) [-]
Or perhaps because America had already gained independence while those other colonies were under control?
User avatar #295 to #60 - crazypat (07/13/2012) [-]
I learned from that video that britian was possibly the biggest asshole in the world. Now they are not that bad.
User avatar #321 to #295 - finni (07/13/2012) [-]
Yeah. Now that honour falls to America
User avatar #37 to #28 - mrmcsnodgrass (07/12/2012) [-]
Most of those other countries highlighted were under British control for a longer amount of time or were under British control more recently than the United States. For example, many of the areas in Africa got there independence from the British in the 1960's.

America wasn't a colony for very long by history standards.
#138 to #37 - anon (07/13/2012) [-]
English started populating North america in 1607
1776-1607=169 years of colonization
The india was under british rule only for 89 years
America was a colony for an average period of time, nothing special
User avatar #29 to #28 - mrwillje ONLINE (07/12/2012) [-]
Because then all the Americans would bet butthurt
User avatar #191 to #29 - yojo (07/13/2012) [-]
lol no, I'm guessing it was because whoever made this didn't have the option to highlight only a section of the United States, and they only controlled the East Coast.
User avatar #38 to #29 - xxxpedoxxxbearxxx (07/12/2012) [-]
y would Americans get butthurt? its not like they refuse to acknowledge that they were originally a colony...
User avatar #41 to #38 - mrwillje ONLINE (07/12/2012) [-]
Some are too ill-educated to realise
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User avatar #42 to #40 - xxxpedoxxxbearxxx (07/12/2012) [-]
I live in america... so i definatly would be surprised to hear someone say that
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User avatar #43 to #42 - mrwillje ONLINE (07/12/2012) [-]
and before you say, I'm not speaking generally about americans
#26 - broorb ONLINE (07/12/2012) [-]
I'm glad you remembered Gibraltar
User avatar #25 - jamesisawesome (07/12/2012) [-]
It's the same with France, Spain, Portugal and a few other countries.
#58 to #25 - anon (07/12/2012) [-]
the empire never really crumble like romans did they actaully gave it back
User avatar #30 to #25 - noamk (07/12/2012) [-]
Only they never had the word GREAT in their name.
Great britain and the british empire, with all it's abundant, awesome colonies, was the frosted flakes of empires.
Everything else is like All-bran cornflakes without anything in them. not even raisins.
I'm pretty ******* sure Tony the Tiger could kick the **** out of the asshole on the All-bran package. this analogy is identical when it comes to comparing great britain to any other Empire. INDEED, MY DEAR CHAP.
#64 to #30 - anon (07/12/2012) [-]
Mate, i love England, i'm a born and bread tea biscuit connoisseur , french i know but we were a colony also...remember the vikings and the Romans???
#74 to #64 - anon (07/13/2012) [-]
Actually they were not colonies considering they were conquered. You could also add the Normans and a few others, almost the Scots at one point too.
User avatar #55 to #30 - aesgard (07/12/2012) [-]
Maybe they didn't had Great in their names because they wern't a bunch of prepotent assholes by that time.
#33 to #30 - anon (07/12/2012) [-]
i do remember my history when i recall alexander the great pushing the boundaries of the "known world" when he conquered everything east of greece to the doorstep of india. thats right. the greeks have been EXPANDING THE KNOWN WORLD and have been GREAT more than 2000 years before the brit-fags. suck dick, alexander is your furry tiger friends great great great great grandpappy. suck dick.
User avatar #36 to #33 - noamk (07/12/2012) [-]
Alexander the great was indeed great, but when it comes to modern Empires who have contributed to the cultural, economical, technological and general development of the modern age, britain is unrivaled.
Alexander the great lived 2000 years ago, and so we have had 2000 years to observe and study his empire's and the helenist culture it created on the world.
But let's try to remember what today's international, cross continental, financial and cultural language? what's the language the greatest amount of people study as a mandatory language as children in school?
THAT'S RIGHT, ************ , ENGLISH.
#46 to #36 - misumena (07/12/2012) [-]
I'm liking this guy,he speaks some sense
I'm liking this guy,he speaks some sense
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User avatar #24 - badmonkey (07/12/2012) [-]
I want Britain to take Hong Kong back so bad, its now under ******** rule influenced by ******* uncivilized mainland Commies
User avatar #23 - SenorButtPlug (07/12/2012) [-]
Is the first picture a specific time in history, or is it just a visualization of all the colonies Britain has had? Because if it's all of the colonies then the eastern side of the U.S. should be colored too.
#18 - denonymous (07/12/2012) [-]
i dont get it
User avatar #19 to #18 - renderex [OP](07/12/2012) [-]
The colonies.
User avatar #20 to #19 - denonymous (07/12/2012) [-]
#8 - anon (07/12/2012) [-]
******* brits have destroyed all balance and ruined endless generations of different cultures (example India) they think they are superior and have ruined a lot. Brits don't rage on me it's not your faults your leaders were just assholes in the past
#27 to #8 - draxdiesel (07/12/2012) [-]
it would appear we also ****** up wherever you're from
User avatar #17 to #8 - BenniEGHR (07/12/2012) [-]
Australia? Canada? Singapore? and BTW India has the second strongest economy behind china so no, India is not ****** up

learn to learn
#16 to #8 - solidor (07/12/2012) [-]
Not our fault that your a total retard either. Britain set the path for the civilised world, you're welcome ******* .
User avatar #50 to #16 - phantomseeker (07/12/2012) [-]
I have to disagree with you there, it was probably the Romans
#112 to #50 - anon (07/13/2012) [-]
dark ages? we had to rediscover a lot of technology after the romans disappeared
#59 to #50 - anon (07/12/2012) [-]
i would say it was more ofa bump to get it started again 61
#7 - mattkingg **User deleted account** (07/12/2012) [-]
what about australia and new zealand?
and south samwich island
User avatar #2 - shinigamigod (07/12/2012) [-]
Surely you should be impressed that a tiny island such as England managed to conquer all that land mass as it is.
#381 to #2 - someVietKido (07/13/2012) [-]
i dont think a guy who is named death god god, should be explaining the difference between England, Great Britain, and UK
User avatar #194 to #2 - wiljones (07/13/2012) [-]
its really not that hard when your armies are facing up against guys with rocks and sticks
#267 to #194 - anon (07/13/2012) [-]
We weren't fighting with much better, either. Most of the British army at the time had no real combat experience. Some never even had experience with a gun due to ammunition and supplies being spars and few. Also, at the time the British leaders were somewhat incompetent. Our king at the time was suffering from a disease that made him mentally ill, rendering him useless. At the time, it mattered what the king chose to do. He lead the army. With his disease, his son had to step up and take the crown until either the king died (which he did) or wait until he got better. The kings son was an incompetent little twat as well. The [new] king spent a lot of money on his palace, in fact, he changed a ********* about royal palace - ranging from foreign artifacts and rich dimes; he was basically a little playboy (well, by their standards, anyway). Britain's resources were too few and we didn't have much money, so obviously the king was hated, this was at a time when poverty was at a all time high. The king didn't care much for the military, so they didn't get much support off him, either. The generals of our armies [at the time] weren't very competent, either. There was one point in the war, the Boer war, which was one of the most disastrous and humiliating points of the British army history. The general chose to fight over a hill and try and scare his enemies with the vast amount of men. It didn't work and they were all either killed or captured. I think that kinda proved the incompetence of some of our leaders. However, we did do good despite the incompetence.
User avatar #279 to #267 - wiljones (07/13/2012) [-]
thanks for the history lesson but since you have not sited any of these claims there is no reason to believe that this is anything more than your opinion. and i know for a fact that Britain was one of the most if not the most powerful nations at the time. You dont imperialise the world by being incompetent
#456 to #279 - anon (07/13/2012) [-]
I never said that we weren't powerful. The fact is many of our leaders were incompetent, which lead to many deaths and many losses; its that simple. Don't believe me, search it up. I didn't make all of the off the top of my head, so don't assume so.
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#4 to #2 - anon (07/12/2012) [-]
England isn't an island, ******** .
User avatar #173 to #4 - somer (07/13/2012) [-]
In the grand scheme of things, isn't every land mass an island?
User avatar #243 to #173 - scooterpony (07/13/2012) [-]
England isn't a land mass. It's a country. Britain is the land mass.
User avatar #328 to #243 - Chuckaholic (07/13/2012) [-]
England isn't a country, it doesn't even have it's own parliament. The United Kingdom is a country, England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are "states" that it's made up of.
User avatar #330 to #328 - scooterpony (07/13/2012) [-]
I've absolutely never heard of such a thing.
I will take you at your word, though.
Thank you for the information and polite correction.
User avatar #332 to #330 - Chuckaholic (07/13/2012) [-]
Yeah, the government is of the united kingdom, in the UN it is represented as the UK, there is no England or Scotland etc, in fact the Scottish will have a vote in 2 years or so about their independence. In Sports it's retarded. All separate for football (Soccer), England and Wales play with each other in cricket, Together in the olympics, Northern ireland is with ireland in cricket and rugby, and there are more things. I don't understand them really.
User avatar #5 to #4 - shinigamigod (07/12/2012) [-]
It's an island.
User avatar #6 to #5 - line (07/12/2012) [-]
Britain is an island, not England. They're not the same thing.
User avatar #9 to #6 - shinigamigod (07/12/2012) [-]
Back then when England owned both Scotland and Wales yes it was.
User avatar #10 to #9 - line (07/12/2012) [-]
No it wasn't. England controlled Wales but that was it. King James V of Scotland inherited the English throne uniting the two thrones and creating the UK. Ireland later became part of the UK in 1801.
User avatar #11 to #10 - shinigamigod (07/12/2012) [-]
The British empire ended after WW2.
#15 to #11 - anon (07/12/2012) [-]
I don't think braveheart was set just after ww2
User avatar #12 to #11 - line (07/12/2012) [-]
What does that have to do with England and Britain not being the same thing?
User avatar #13 to #12 - shinigamigod (07/12/2012) [-]
Meaning for a long duration it was under the control of one country.
User avatar #291 to #13 - cudlefish (07/13/2012) [-]
You lost.
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User avatar #317 to #115 - TheNewRavager (07/13/2012) [-]
While reading through this whole thread that was the exact video I was thinking of. I ******* love CGPGrey.
User avatar #245 to #115 - waaw (07/13/2012) [-]
That was very helpful. Thank you.
#89 to #13 - anon (07/13/2012) [-]
You are a ******* idiot.
#21 to #13 - BenniEGHR (07/12/2012) [-]
Britain still exists, the British parliament is in England and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, also known as (the UK or Britain) consists of 4 countries, England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Island. All four countries have the one passport and are ruled by the one parliament and have the one head of state.
Ergo that is Great Britain.

The British Empire still Exists today, and current countries under the British rule are, The Canary Islands, Cayman Islands, Falklands Islands (we may have another war over them soon), a large chunk of Antarctica and 10 other states under sovereign rule outside of the British Isles.

the saying "the Sun never sets on the British Empire" was coined as the Empire was never in complete darkness at one time due to the vast expanse of land owned by the Sovereign. You are right in some ways however as the Empire did Decline rapidly after the Second World War due to the tremendous cost to maintain and rise in human rights. only those parts of the Empire that Chose to stay under the British rule did stay, including the Falklands Islands (they wanted to stay in the British Empire as the Argentinians Would invade if the British left (they tried anyway and failed (they are likely to try again soon)))

The Commonwealth is a group of 54 states that used to be part of the British Empire (apart from 2 states), who want to promote democracy, human rights, free trade etc but not be ruled by the British Government, they do however, Recognise the Queen as the head of state, an example would be Canada, the Commonwealth have their own "mini-Olympics" known as the Commonwealth games, where only the Commonwealth can take part

**** that took me a long time to write!
User avatar #14 to #13 - line (07/12/2012) [-]
What are you talking about? The point I was making was England doesn't own Britain, it is part of it.
User avatar #1 - herecomesjohnny ONLINE (07/12/2012) [-]
colonies are a good long-term investment, they said
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