Opinion: The British Empire: A legacy of violence?
The British Empire was a force for good or evil in the history of humanity depending on one’s outlook.
From early in the 20th century, the country, which is the world’s largest exporter of oil, emerged as one of the world’s leading financial capitals.
But as the decades passed, its wealth began to attract the attention of the likes of Adolf Hitler, with whom he shared a close relationship for decades.
Hitler eventually sent troops to occupy the country in 1938; the result was the Battle of Britain.
The German and Japanese forces then attacked the British Isles in their attempt to defeat the U.K. and its allies in the World War II.
Following World War II, the country came under British rule as a self-governing dominion between 1947 and 1949.
In the ensuing decades, it became a world power, as the U.K. dominated the world’s economy and took on a role as a peacekeeper.
But the U.K.’s imperial ambitions have created problems for not just its people but also the country’s own people, its friends, and neighbors. It’s been an ongoing problem for decades and still has the potential to cause problems.
The U.K. is the world’s leading economic power. The nation is responsible for more than half the world’s gross domestic product and is the largest export economy.
The U.K.’s economy has been described as the world’s biggest.
While the U.K. is one of the largest economies in the world, it is also a world leader in mass murder. The country has the highest murder rate in the West and is one of the leading producers of arms. The U.K. also has the highest prison population percentage of all G8 countries.
According to the U.K.’s own figures, the country has one of the highest rates of unemployment in the world: In 2010, the population was 10 million people out of work. By the end of this year, that number is expected to reach as high as 12 million.
During the past five years, there has been a notable decrease in the number of people who have been unemployed in the U.