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unpopular opinions

what is your guys or girls unpopular opinions.
mine is there's only 2 good ice cream flavors vanilla and mint chocolate chip
That Taylor Swift is overrated
Reply 2
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I have never been a fan of bacon, honestly.
Reply 4
Not entirely unpopular but controversial..

I consider our second greatest crime as a nation to be the disbanding of the empire.
Original post by Rakas21
Not entirely unpopular but controversial..
I consider our second greatest crime as a nation to be the disbanding of the empire.

I'm curious to know what the first greatest crime is...
Reply 6
Original post by maheen001
I'm curious to know what the first greatest crime is...

That was the Irish Famine.

The Irish were 'one of us' and we defecated on them even more than London does to the rest of us now.

We basically drove them out of the union.
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Original post by Rakas21
Not entirely unpopular but controversial..
I consider our second greatest crime as a nation to be the disbanding of the empire.

You mean we should have kept India etc?
Reply 8
Original post by Hannahblossom
You mean we should have kept India etc?

India was likely too large an entity to hold, it also had relatively developed culture and civilisation beforehand so probably not however I do think that the bulk of the empire could have transitioned to an imperial federation as the movement (failed obviously) was.

An imperial federation essentially cements our status as a superpower for centuries and avoids the decades of tyranny and Soviet sympathies that held many ex colonies back afterwards.
Original post by Rakas21
India was likely too large an entity to hold, it also had relatively developed culture and civilisation beforehand so probably not however I do think that the bulk of the empire could have transitioned to an imperial federation as the movement (failed obviously) was.
An imperial federation essentially cements our status as a superpower for centuries and avoids the decades of tyranny and Soviet sympathies that held many ex colonies back afterwards.

I mean, the loss of the empire did create problems for Britain when you look at the history if the 20th century. I think we should have kept more countries, however, there was a lot of fierce nationalist opposition at the time - Mau Maus in Kenya for example - that made this very difficult. And the 1960s UK economy was not sufficient to sustain involvement 'east of Suez'. It certainly would have been interesting to see what position Britain would be in right now if it has kept at least part of the empire. Not too sure about an empire cementing superpower status for that long, however. Even before we lost the empire, the USA was emerging as the biggest industrial superpower even before WW1. Ultimately, all empires rise and fall, as can be seen perhaps in the current growth of China's military.

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