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How would you feel about the UK becoming part of the United States? I think there's obviously some pros and cons to such an idea:

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  • We would be under the protection of the most powerful country in the planet
  • We would be able to vote in the elections of the most powerful man on the planet
  • It would be easier to travel between the US and the UK - no need for visas
  • UK citizens would be able to join the US Army, which is vastly superior to the British Army
  • The costs of living would decrease and unemployment would fall, as there are more jobs in the US than the UK
  • Their national anthem is better
  • We would be able to enjoy proper television instead of awful crap like "Jeremy Kyle"


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  • We might lose some of our cultural identity
  • British English may become obsolete
  • We'd lose the Union Jack
  • Scotland might get angry about it again
  • We may feel like we're a long way away from the actual powerbase (Washington DC)
  • US food is less healthy than British food and if we joined the US we'd probably lose our EU membership meaning all the safeguards on food quality would go
  • They'd probably make us more religious again and try to bring back the death penalty



As you can see, the Pros outweigh the Cons. How do you feel about the proposed idea?
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America is a hole. Britain is at least semi-nice. Like if this happened, I would be more tempted to move to Syria than stay. That said, if we ever get in a war, I wouldn't mind their help
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If you are so much of a fan of US, emigrate to US and become a citizen after a few years.
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Troll thread is trolling.
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(Original post by Deathly)
How would you feel about the UK becoming part of the United States? I think there's obviously some pros and cons to such an idea:

Pros


  • We would be under the protection of the most powerful country in the planet
  • We would be able to vote in the elections of the most powerful man on the planet
  • It would be easier to travel between the US and the UK - no need for visas
  • UK citizens would be able to join the US Army, which is vastly superior to the British Army
  • The costs of living would decrease and unemployment would fall, as there are more jobs in the US than the UK
  • Their national anthem is better
  • We would be able to enjoy proper television instead of awful crap like "Jeremy Kyle"


Cons



  • We might lose some of our cultural identity
  • British English may become obsolete
  • We'd lose the Union Jack
  • Scotland might get angry about it again
  • We may feel like we're a long way away from the actual powerbase (Washington DC)
  • US food is less healthy than British food and if we joined the US we'd probably lose our EU membership meaning all the safeguards on food quality would go
  • They'd probably make us more religious again and try to bring back the death penalty



As you can see, the Pros outweigh the Cons. How do you feel about the proposed idea?


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The UK would be better off becoming part of a European superstate.
You also forgot to mention that we'd have health insurance, we'd be looked down upon even more and we'd lose the strongest currency on earth...
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You really think the US would take you?
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The US now has Jeremy Kyle.
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(Original post by Deathly)
How would you feel about the UK becoming part of the United States? I think there's obviously some pros and cons to such an idea:

Pros


  • We would be under the protection of the most powerful country in the planet
  • We would be able to vote in the elections of the most powerful man on the planet
  • It would be easier to travel between the US and the UK - no need for visas
  • UK citizens would be able to join the US Army, which is vastly superior to the British Army
  • The costs of living would decrease and unemployment would fall, as there are more jobs in the US than the UK
  • Their national anthem is better
  • We would be able to enjoy proper television instead of awful crap like "Jeremy Kyle"


Cons



  • We might lose some of our cultural identity
  • British English may become obsolete
  • We'd lose the Union Jack
  • Scotland might get angry about it again
  • We may feel like we're a long way away from the actual powerbase (Washington DC)
  • US food is less healthy than British food and if we joined the US we'd probably lose our EU membership meaning all the safeguards on food quality would go
  • They'd probably make us more religious again and try to bring back the death penalty



As you can see, the Pros outweigh the Cons. How do you feel about the proposed idea?
Last year, Putin was actually the most powerful man in the world. Do you want to become part of Russia?

Obviously you've never heard of 'Jeremy Springer' or any of the many other god damn awful chat shows they have. Also, there's 'Jeremy Kyle USA' so...

You're obviously forgetting that the USD is actually a weaker currency than our own. So that wouldn't be very good. And the US has stupid gun control laws.

I can't tell if you're trolling or not, but I really hope you are.
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I could support such a view that Britain should become the 51 state if the US still asserted states rights over that of the federal government. We would be the largest and must powerful state in the United State of America. We would be economically able to compete in the US internal market and have political capabilities they don't have. Of course it would mean the end of the Monarchy, Aristocracy, Church of England, British Courts. So I could never support it. However if Britain ever became a Republic I would say go for it.

I see only advantages in economic, military and political terms. In cultural terms it just isn't possible.
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I think it the formation of 'The United States of Europe' would be more realistic than us becoming part of the USA, although both would be fairly foolish
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You really think the US would take you?
The US would without a doubt take Britain into the Union after a 3-5 process in Britain taking the steps to join the US. It would mean the US now controls the best trade center in Europe, 80% of the worlds capital, can project against European threats much easier. It would have massive benefits for the US and Britain.
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The UK would be better off becoming part of a European superstate.
You also forgot to mention that we'd have health insurance, we'd be looked down upon even more and we'd lose the strongest currency on earth...
We would have far more power as a state in the US, than we do in the EU.

We could setup our own state healthcare system.
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Subtle trolling/10
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Last year, Putin was actually the most powerful man in the world. Do you want to become part of Russia?

Obviously you've never heard of 'Jeremy Springer' or any of the many other god damn awful chat shows they have. Also, there's 'Jeremy Kyle USA' so...

You're obviously forgetting that the USD is actually a weaker currency than our own. So that wouldn't be very good. And the US has stupid gun control laws.

I can't tell if you're trolling or not, but I really hope you are.
The currency wouldn't need to be strong anymore because we wouldn't be importing from the US. It would be internal GNP. Also a lower currency would help our exports to Europe and competing with them, increasing our dynamism.
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I think it the formation of 'The United States of Europe' would be more realistic than us becoming part of the USA, although both would be fairly foolish
The EU will be gone within 5 years. So we will not have to worry about that foolishness anymore.
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US and UK should try and make travel easier. We do have a special relationship after all.

(Original post by william walker)
The EU will be gone within 5 years. So we will not have to worry about that foolishness anymore.

You are so wrong. USE is the future, our economy will be remarkable due to all the baggage being removed, transport will be easier, the diversity of cultures will contribute to an entirely new identity. The USE will lead the world.
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I prefer the flaws in Britain to the flaws of the United States.
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(Original post by jakeel1)
US and UK should try and make travel easier. We do have a special relationship after all.




You are so wrong. USE is the future, our economy will be remarkable due to all the baggage being removed, transport will be easier, the diversity of cultures will contribute to an entirely new identity. The USE will lead the world.
USE for the win:five:
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USE for the win:five:
Long live USE :five:
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