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#182 - formidableguy
Reply +10
(07/13/2012) [-]
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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(07/13/2012) [-]
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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(07/13/2012) [-]
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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(07/13/2012) [-]
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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(07/13/2012) [-]
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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(07/13/2012) [-]
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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(07/13/2012) [-]
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 ONLINE
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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
Reply -11
(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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(07/13/2012) [-]
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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(07/13/2012) [-]
Shut up, you're why people hate us.
#202 to #195 - formidableguy
Reply +11
(07/13/2012) [-]
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.