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    (Original post by Retired_Messiah)
    I'm not aware of any real impacts British Colonialism had on today's society other than potentially giving us our crippling tea addiction (and that might not even be accurate I'm spouting rubbish).

    somebody pls educate
    You are not aware of any impacts that colonialism has had on society today?....

    ...OK that it's I'm out. I'm leaving the planet. Goodbye all of you. People here are too stupid for me to tolerate.

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    (Original post by Retired_Messiah)
    he British Empire was bad then as it forced everybody to drink tea and now there's a huge social pressure on me to start drinking it even tho the taste is bland af

    I'm gettin to the real issues here.
    Preach it.
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    (Original post by similarBlank)
    In terms of for Britain, ultimately, no. Look at where it got us now. We act like it didn't happen because, for some reason, people seem to be ashamed of it for some reason and the world treats us like we're just a worthless country despite we practically built up the superpowers of the modern world.

    "Arrogance is what made the British Empire.... And lost it.... And then pretended it never happened."

    In terms of the world now, yeah, I think it was. English is the dominant language or whatever and western culture is the dominate culture in about 60% of the world now, all because of the foundations laid down by the British Empire.
    Really?

    Try telling that to the queen and those she "honours" every year in the new year and her birthday.

    What does the E in MBE, OBE, CBE, etc stand for?
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    (Original post by Dinasaurus)
    Not personally no, you're saying you would?
    yeah.

    i'm a hero, basically.

    And you? Pfft, you're just an ordinary human.
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    (Original post by Novascope)
    Preach it.
    stfu tea is amazing
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    (Original post by ZiggyStarDust_)
    stfu tea is amazing
    "English tea" is horrible! Any type of herbal tea is yummy though.
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    (Original post by Espada Zero)
    You are not aware of any impacts that colonialism has had on society today?....

    ...OK that it's I'm out. I'm leaving the planet. Goodbye all of you. People here are too stupid for me to tolerate.

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    You have been on here 2 days. That is not a dramatic statement. Nobody will care or notice the difference.
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    stfu tea is amazing
    wat
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    (Original post by AperfectBalance)
    Was it worth it well yes, While all the slavery was bad and everything its pro's outweigh the cons. We created nations and we brought the industrial age to a start (not that other countries didn't help)
    We improved a lot of places and we did what any good nation would do, colonize and expand becoming the biggest empire ever, we cemented our self in world politics for the future.
    and the history of the empire is totally fascinating.
    Whilst there were pros, they hardly outweighed the cons.
    A lot was destroyed and a lot of people were killed, they brought along their barbaric religion and anti homosexuality laws (both of which Britain has done away with now), a lot was looted, people were treated like third class citizens in their own land. It was pretty bad.
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    (Original post by Novascope)
    "English tea" is horrible! Any type of herbal tea is yummy though.
    what kind of high are you on

    you've got it the wrong way round

    English tea is the proper stuff

    herbal tea is greeney spew
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    (Original post by StrawbAri)
    Whilst they were pros, they hardly outweighed the cons.
    A lot was destroyed and a lot of people were killed, they brought along their barbaric religion and anti homosexuality laws (both of which Britain has done away with now), a lot was looted, people were treated like third class citizens in their own land. It was pretty bad.
    Exactly. (!)
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    (Original post by ZiggyStarDust_)
    what kind of high are you on

    you've got it the wrong way round

    English tea is the proper stuff

    herbal tea is greeney spew
    Omg no please don't make me cry.

    Real herbal teas are amazing.
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    Some families got extremely rich from the trade and exploitation, the rest of Britain just suffered in poverty and ignorance. Say what you like about their morals, they certainly had better aesthetic and political tastes than today, I very much doubt Kim K would be a celeb in the time of the empire. She'd probably be a prostitute providing services for the army :lol:
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    (Original post by DanteTheDoorKnob)
    Some families got extremely rich from the trade and exploitation, the rest of Britain just suffered in poverty and ignorance. Say what you like about their morals, they certainly had better aesthetic and political tastes than today, I very much doubt Kim K would be a celeb in the time of the empire. She'd probably be a prostitute providing services for the army :lol:
    LMFAO
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    (Original post by Novascope)
    "English tea" is horrible! Any type of herbal tea is yummy though.
    Ok thats it, I have called the police. this kind of behavior makes me sick.
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    (Original post by AperfectBalance)
    Ok thats it, I have called the police. this kind of behavior makes me sick.
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    (Original post by ZiggyStarDust_)
    LMFAO
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saartjie_Baartman
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    i am a huge fan of the Empire; it brought the benefits of Christianity to millions of people. very few of the countries which abandoned us have made a success of things.
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    that's impressive, very much so
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    (Original post by ZiggyStarDust_)
    What do you think?

    Do you think it was worth it for Britain to have had it? Or not?

    Thoughts, people!
    There can be no doubt in my mind, the empire was a great thing. In a dog eat dog world where from 1500-1800 it was kill (expand the empire) or be killed (we were at constant war with Spain and France), we were able to triumph and dominate the world in a manner not seen before or since.

    The disbanding of the empire was the second greatest crime that we ever committed.
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    (Original post by Rakas21)
    There can be no doubt in my mind, the empire was a great thing. In a dog eat dog world where from 1500-1800 it was kill (expand the empire) or be killed (we were at constant war with Spain and France), we were able to triumph and dominate the world in a manner not seen before or since.

    The disbanding of the empire was the second greatest crime that we ever committed.
    what about the fact that people were treated like third-class citizens in their own country? does that not matter at all?
 
 
 
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