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HOW BIG IS THE BRITISH EMPIRE IN 2007

 
 
Reply Sun 25 Nov, 2007 11:47 am
Having lost the larger acreage parcels(India, Australia, Canada,South AFrica) The British Empire has dwindled down to a bunch of islands (many are uninhabited) Anybody have a tally list of the Present British Empire, and does the sun nNOt set on the empire?
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Tico
 
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Reply Sun 25 Nov, 2007 11:54 am
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Location_of_the_BOTs.png#file
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Tico
 
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Reply Sun 25 Nov, 2007 11:55 am
Oops -- something's not working properly (probably me). Well, you can copy/paste it into your browser.
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au1929
 
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Reply Sun 25 Nov, 2007 11:58 am
The Empire is gone the only thing remaining is the name
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McTag
 
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Reply Sun 25 Nov, 2007 12:03 pm
Yeah, the sun has set on it. We have the Commonweath now, a kind of Rotary Club of nations.

Most former colonies have turned out well, but there are concerns about Uganda and the USA.
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farmerman
 
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Reply Sun 25 Nov, 2007 12:04 pm
well you still have Elephant Island and the South Fuel ISlands and the FAlklands. How bout Bermuda? . SOmebody needs to exert some discipline here.
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McTag
 
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Reply Sun 25 Nov, 2007 12:22 pm
In the Indian Ocean we have Diego Garcia which we have leased to the USA as an airbase. Long lease, no questions asked.
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farmerman
 
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Reply Sun 25 Nov, 2007 02:19 pm
lease is up in 2009 I believe. We shall, with the help of the French NAvy, eject you from the entire Indian Ocean Protectorate. I would rather we turn the entire archipelago back into the "Oil Islands" , maybe coconut oil fuel could be the next big thing
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hamburger
 
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Reply Sun 25 Nov, 2007 04:39 pm
mctag wrote :

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Yeah, the sun has set on it. We have the Commonweath now, a kind of Rotary Club of nations.

Most former colonies have turned out well, but there are concerns about Uganda and the USA.


you can usually count on canada as being on the side of the british -
as long as you are willing to forget about SUEZ :wink:
hbg

you can thank good old MIKE (pearson) for keeping canada out of suez - except for being in the NATO contingent in suez later on

http://www.unac.org/en/projects/pearsonnobel50/images/lbp_65.gif

and PET (pierre elliot trudeau) had the audacity to change ROYAL MAIL to CANADA POST - many members of the MONARCHIST LEAGUE OF CANADA still haven't forgiven him for that

http://www.monarchist.ca/new/images/title_badge.gif
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XenonII
 
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Reply Mon 26 Nov, 2007 03:31 pm
THE BRITISH EMPIRE IN 2007

OK Here is a list of what's left!

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Rockall
Isle of Man
Jersey
Guernsey
Alderney
Sark
Herm
Gibraltar
Akrotiri
Dhekelia
Ascension Island
Boatswain Bird Island
Saint Helena
Tristan Da Cunha
Nightingale Islands
Inacessible Island
Gough Island
Bermuda
Turks and Caicos Islands
British Virgin Islands
Cayman Islands
Anguilla
Sombrero
Montserrat
British Indian Ocean Territory
Pitcairn Island
Henderson Island
Oeno Islands
Ducie Islands
Falkland Islands
South Georgia
South Sandwich Islands
Shag Rocks
Black Rock
South Shetland Islands
South Orkney Islands
British Antarctic Territory
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McTag
 
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Reply Mon 26 Nov, 2007 04:20 pm
Land of hope and glory, mother of the free
How can we extol thee
Who were born of thee?

Wider still and wider, shall thy bounds be set
God, who made thee mighty,
Make thee mightier yet!
God, who made thee mighty,
Make thee mightier yet.
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smorgs
 
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Reply Mon 26 Nov, 2007 04:23 pm
Bigger than yours...

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spendius
 
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Reply Wed 28 Nov, 2007 06:47 pm
I did notice that myself once watching a medical science programme about extruding the new born.
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farmerman
 
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Reply Wed 28 Nov, 2007 06:56 pm
Is Gibraltar still held by UK? why?
spendius
 
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Reply Wed 28 Nov, 2007 07:25 pm
That's the way they want it. They're not daft.
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farmerman
 
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Reply Wed 28 Nov, 2007 07:34 pm
so you are atypical?
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Setanta
 
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Reply Wed 28 Nov, 2007 07:37 pm
The English stole Gib fair and square, FM, so they don't have to give it back. Anyhoo, it's a smuggler's paradise--the locals would be crazy to give up such a haven for criminality, when it's protected by the Royal Navy, be it never so humble and shabby.
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farmerman
 
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Reply Wed 28 Nov, 2007 08:02 pm
when I was there it was just a commercial shipyard. Not much "royal NAvy" presence. Kinda gritty with a few monkies on the rocks. I wasnt so impressed with "The Pillars of Hercules". I think they oughta sell it to the Arabs, or the Chinese Very Happy .
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Setanta
 
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Reply Wed 28 Nov, 2007 08:18 pm
Sell it to the Chinese, they'll leap at the chance to get a foothold in Europe. Of course, their principle assets are American IOUs for trillions of dollars . . .
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Setanta
 
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Reply Wed 28 Nov, 2007 08:20 pm
http://www.thatsweird.net/Pictures/prince_charles.jpg

Would you buy a used empire from this man?
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