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British people are proud of colonialism

9 comments, 131 views, posted 7:04 pm 13/04/2019 in History by griffin
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British people are proud of colonialism and the British Empire, poll finds

The Empire's history is not widely taught in detail in British schools

Jon Stone

The British public are generally proud of their country’s role in colonialism and the British Empire, according to a new poll.

At its height in 1922 the British Empire governed a fifth of the world’s population and a quarter of the world’s total land area, but its legacy divides opinion.

Common criticisms of the empire include its policies causing millions of famine deaths in British India, its running of brutal detention camps in occupied territories, and massacres of civilians by imperial troops.

The British Empire was also a dominant slave-trading power until the practice was outlawed in 1807, after which the Empire played key a role in ending the practice internationally.

The Empire’s proponents say it brought economic development to parts of the world and benefited the countries it controlled.

David Cameron has previously said the Empire should be “celebrated”.

YouGov found 44 per cent were proud of Britain’s history of colonialism while only 21 per cent regretted that it happened. 23 per cent held neither view.

The same poll also asked about whether the British Empire was a good thing or a bad thing: 43 per cent said it was good, while only 19 per cent said it was bad. 25 per cent responded that it was “neither”.

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8:49 pm 13/04/2019

dr3n

And it would have gone rather swimmingly, if it hadn't been for all of you bloody foreign people..

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8:52 pm 13/04/2019

REALITY

It's a bit like the Nazis, there were some great achievements but generally it was a really shit idea.

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8:57 pm 13/04/2019

griffin

Quote by dr3n:
And it would have gone rather swimmingly, if it hadn't been for all of you bloody foreign people..


Turns out that places abroad are filled with Johnny Foreigner, and not the good kind that sing 'Juke Box Hero', either. Strange diseases, people babbling rubbish no one can understand, treacherous, and depressing as fuck. All too much like BIrmingham, in other words.

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9:22 pm 13/04/2019

dr3n

And don't get us started on the food...

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9:45 pm 13/04/2019

Flee

I like to think there were many benefits to it. Things like bringing nation's that were far behind, somewhat up to speed. Likely far more negative than positive though.

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9:46 pm 13/04/2019

Flee

Quote by dr3n:
And don't get us started on the food...


You took delicious Curry and put raisins in it. High level savagery.

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12:32 am 14/04/2019

griffin

Quote by dr3n:
And don't get us started on the food...


Why can't they cook tradition British food like spag bol and vindaloo, right?

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7:02 am 14/04/2019

marksyzm

Quote by Flee:
Quote by dr3n:
And don't get us started on the food...

You took delicious Curry and put raisins in it. High level savagery.

We fucked up the Chinese food too.

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