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Old 08-16-2011, 06:23 PM
 
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I could be wrong but if there is a large degree of corruption on the island, I'd imagine they could benefit from modern British "rule" because there would be more accountability.
I don't think you can put the Genie back in the bottle. I doubt that it makes financial sense for GB to have any more territories.
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Old 08-16-2011, 07:42 PM
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I could be wrong but if there is a large degree of corruption on the island, I'd imagine they could benefit from modern British "rule" because there would be more accountability.
Maybe NOW, but I am still skeptical. I feel like inequities could still be persistent if there is any kind of colonialism. The question is "would Jamaican really benefit"?
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Old 10-04-2011, 06:32 AM
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The OP never said anything about bringing back Colonialism, just British rule. There's plenty of former colonies doing great including the USA and many South American and African Countries. The case for Jamaica may make sense since it is similar to Bermuda.
Having your sovereignty taken away and being ruled by another nation is essentially colonialism.
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Old 10-06-2011, 12:07 PM
 
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Having your sovereignty taken away and being ruled by another nation is essentially colonialism.
being a nation in the commonwealth realms is essentially de facto colonialism.
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Old 10-06-2011, 12:09 PM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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I doubt the UK government would even want Jamaica under British rule.
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Old 10-07-2011, 07:51 AM
 
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being a nation in the commonwealth realms is essentially de facto colonialism.


I'd like to know if QEII is still officiallly Queen of Jamaica (in the same way as she is still Queen of the Dominions-CND, AUS and NZ- or is it a Republic now?
or something in between? I have a hard time understanding the status of the Commonwealth countries!
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Old 10-11-2011, 03:37 PM
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being a nation in the commonwealth realms is essentially de facto colonialism.
That was my point.
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Old 10-12-2011, 03:19 AM
 
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OMG! No! No! No!
Why on earth would Britain want to take on the responsibility of running a large, violent, corrupt third world nation? We have enough problems of our own thank you very much!
This arrangement would be hugely beneficial to Jamaica I'm sure, but of no benefit whatsoever for the UK.
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Old 10-12-2011, 03:44 AM
 
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It's never going to happen! There would be uproar!

Can you imagine how much money we would need to invest in the place? It would cripple us. Besides, we have nothing in common culturally with Jamaica. They're a fundamentalist christian, extremely socially conservative society whereas the UK is socially liberal and one of the most atheistic societies in the world!

Running a few rich tax havens and some far flung rocks in the Antarctic is a whole different kettle of fish!

Also, would this mean Jamaicans could come and live here as people from Bermuda & Gibraltar etc. can?
That would worry me a lot!!!

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I doubt the UK government would even want Jamaica under British rule.
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Old 10-23-2011, 02:13 PM
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It's never going to happen! There would be uproar!

Can you imagine how much money we would need to invest in the place? It would cripple us. Besides, we have nothing in common culturally with Jamaica. They're a fundamentalist christian, extremely socially conservative society whereas the UK is socially liberal and one of the most atheistic societies in the world!

Running a few rich tax havens and some far flung rocks in the Antarctic is a whole different kettle of fish!

Also, would this mean Jamaicans could come and live here as people from Bermuda & Gibraltar etc. can?
That would worry me a lot!!!
Jamaicans are already living in England, as well as Canada and Ireland these days. Why would Jamaicans living in England freak you out?
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