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    It's funny becasue America used to be a British colony.
    Oh how the mighty have fallen
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    (Original post by Rakas21)
    I'd support uniting with our brethren in the white Anglosphere subject to a few major changes..

    1) Abolition of the second amendment

    2) Guaranteed control of healthcare at a state level

    3) Guaranteed preservation of a ceremonial monarchy
    Bahaha! Are you delusional?

    You do realise that some of these so-called 'Anglosphere' nations are way more diverse than the UK, to the point that whites will not even be a majority in those nations within our lifetime.

    Time to get out of your fantasies and enter the real world, bud.
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    (Original post by Thomas2)
    To become citizens of the world's most powerful country. To unite with our brothers and sisters across the sea. To restore the tie that was lost in the late 18th century.
    How long they will remain the most powerful country is up for debate.

    Americans come from all over the world, not just Europe. And even White Americans have ancestors from places other than the UK. How exactly are they your brothers and sisters, lol.

    There's some delusional people on this thread. :lol:
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    (Original post by Thomas2)
    If we leave the EU and it doesn't work out and we don't want to rejoin the EU under the harsh terms it would inevitable dictate to us...
    I wish.
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    (Original post by ckfeister)
    I wish.
    What do you wish?
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    (Original post by Thomas2)
    What do you wish?
    That meant I wish UK could. Nothing bad about joining USA.
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    (Original post by lol-done)
    right



    lol

    yea he meant CaucUses..
    i think he meant CacTuses

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    (Original post by lol-done)
    right



    lol

    yea he meant CaucUses..
    Caucasians* actually.


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    (Original post by the bear)
    i think he meant CacTuses

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    (Original post by heineken)
    Caucasians* actually.


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    (Original post by StrawbAri)
    It's funny becasue America used to be a British colony.
    Oh how the mighty have fallen
    Who are you referring to as the "mighty?"
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    (Original post by lol-done)
    Who are you referring to as the "mighty?"
    The British Empire was pretty mighty...
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    (Original post by chemting)
    The British Empire was pretty mighty...
    Both US and UK are still pretty mighty.
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    (Original post by StrawbAri)
    It's funny becasue America used to be a British colony.
    Oh how the mighty have fallen
    In a sense it still is: a colony does not cease to be a colony just because it has become independent.
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    (Original post by lol-done)
    Who are you referring to as the "mighty?"
    The British empire

    (Original post by Thomas2)
    In a sense it still is: a colony does not cease to be a colony just because it has become independent.
    Erm probably you should search the definition of a colony.
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    (Original post by StrawbAri)
    The British empire
    Oh ok just wondering who the sarcasm about being mighty was for. Yes the UK empire is approaching the Roman and Pompeii :nah: then US too soon hopefully will also fall.
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    why the heck would would we want to do that? the EU dictates, but the US through a federal government would *also* dictate - why wouldn't we simply want independence?
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    (Original post by StrawbAri)
    The British empire



    Erm probably you should search the definition of a colony.

    Just quoting the esteemed former Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli
    “Colonies do not cease to be colonies because they are independent.”
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    (Original post by sleepysnooze)
    why the heck would would we want to do that? the EU dictates, but the US through a federal government would *also* dictate - why wouldn't we simply want independence?
    Why doesn't California want independence?
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    (Original post by Thomas2)
    Why doesn't California want independence?
    are you implying that just because the united kingdom wants independence that should mean each fragment of a federal system (as the EU is pretty much a federal system) ought to as well? so you're saying that federalism, hence, is good, if california benefits from it? so therefore you might as well be arguing, if this is a matter of consistency, that the whole world ought to be federalised
    the UK is a nation, california isn't. however, I have no problem if california did want independence. I am simply saying that there is a far greater reason for the UK to have independence in comparison
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    (Original post by The_Opinion)
    The UK (if a state) would be one of the poorest states in the US, the UK is very poorly managed.
    Not entirely sure where this biased UK-hate is coming from. The UK, home to 65m people and the world's 5th largest economy, would have a larger GDP than any other single US state. California is the wealthiest US state and if it were an independent nation it would rank somewhere between 7th and 8th in the world, on parity with Italy.

    The UK as a state would have the US's 6th highest GDP per capita (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compar..._GDP_(nominal)) - Wikipedia but supplemented by the World Bank.

    The UK is 6 times more economically productive per acre of land than the US is.
    (https://alfinnextlevel.wordpress.com...ilometre-area/)

    London is the world's largest financial centre. (http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/eb72290c-6...#axzz41IUQrGAS)

    The UK has a long history of successfully completing major mega projects on time (though perhaps slightly over budget) like the London Olympics, Crossrail, the Channel Tunnel, the world's largest offshore windfarm the London Array and the latest Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carriers. Other projects such as the upgrade of the London underground and High Speed 2 and 3 are well under preparation.
    (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yCAkmj5j1tU)
    (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3Q0FZUKHkY)
    (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/eart...wind-farm.html)

    The UK is home to the second highest amount of top universities after the US
    (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-34390466)

    The UK has the second highest number of Nobel Laureates and almost double per capita than the US.

    The UK has a long and proud history of innovation and invention, unparalleled in history.
    (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PXsZ6IV0dLM)
    (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JhF_zVrZ3RQ)

    The UK remains a cultural giant, second only to the US. Our films, music, art, literature and inventions remain immensely popular the world over and serve as a testament to the industrious and brilliant people of the UK.

    Not entirely sure how you've developed such a bizarre view but you need to revise your sources.
 
 
 
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