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Old 05-05-2012, 07:22 AM
 
Location: Belgium
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Without British innovation, the modern world wouldn't even exist..
In a way. The Chinese nonetheless already had invented plenty of "modern stuff". Check this impressive list for example: List of Chinese inventions - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

But unlike the Chinese, the British used their inventions to change the face of the world, that's probably true...
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Old 05-05-2012, 09:18 AM
 
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May 10th 1940 when Winston Churchill became Prime Minister of Great Britain after the resignation of Chamberlain.

Who knows what would have happened otherwise...
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Old 05-05-2012, 11:50 AM
 
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When Britain was the worlds biggest economy, the worlds wealthiest country, the worlds foremost global power, with the worlds largest empire
your an old geezer
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Old 05-06-2012, 09:21 AM
 
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Pretty much the same about what I think about the British Empire. I'm sure I wouldn't like it much if a more advanced country came here and started calling the shots "for our own good", but it's quite staggering that such a small country as ours could ever have punched so far above its own weight.
Thats how I feel about Ireland. The British Empire was the biggest in the world but we put up a fight and won sort of. The small neighbours of the biggest empire in the world were the ones who rebelled and got independence and now the two nations are great friends and I would consider them very very close allies.
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Old 05-06-2012, 09:23 AM
 
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U.S.A.: Landing humans on the moon

Top that!

(Somebody arleady said it, but top that anyway!)
Its a matter of opinion I suppose. Honestly I could'nt care less if it was an Irish man who first walked on the moon only because I am not interested in all that stuff. I would be much more prouder of my country if they won the world cup then have someone walk on the moon. Thats my opinion.
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Old 05-06-2012, 09:32 AM
 
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May 9th 1945.
Enough said.
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Old 05-07-2012, 04:36 AM
 
Location: Newcastle NSW Australia
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When Britain was the worlds biggest economy, the worlds wealthiest country, the worlds foremost global power, with the worlds largest empire
The proudest moment of this former colony of the empire is yet to come - when we finally become a Republic!
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Old 05-07-2012, 05:12 AM
 
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Thats how I feel about Ireland. The British Empire was the biggest in the world but we put up a fight and won sort of. The small neighbours of the biggest empire in the world were the ones who rebelled and got independence and now the two nations are great friends and I would consider them very very close allies.

allies

the word allies is used to describe a close relationship between two influential states on various global affairs ( usa and israel , uk and usa , russia and iran to a lesser degree ) ,since when has ireland ever had any influence on anything globally , ireland and the uk are neighbours who get on well ( nowadays ) and do a lot of trade with each other but lets not allow ourselves dellusions of grandeur
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Old 05-07-2012, 08:52 AM
 
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When Obama was elected.
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Old 05-07-2012, 01:31 PM
 
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When we landed on the moon.
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