Among the British public, feelings tend to be positive. A new YouGov survey finds that most think the British Empire is more something to be proud of (59%) rather than ashamed of (19%). 23% don't know. Young people are least likely to feel pride over shame when it comes to the Empire, though about half (48%) of 18-24 year olds do.
I am going to argue whether the British Empire is something to be proud of or not to be proud of. Generally speaking the vast majority of British people of the last generation think that the British Empire is something to be fundamentally proud of, however some think that it is not something to be proud of.
The simple answer is yes. We didn’t go there to murder and pillage. Britain went all over the world and gave the world a common language, industry, created jobs, created wealth, brought countries in to the new age. Did the British commit some terr.A YouGov poll shows that 59% of Britons think that the British Empire is something to be proud of. 19% see it as something to be ashamed of. 22% of those w.The empire has become reduced to the abolition of slavery, the building of the Indian railways and some vague talk about the rule of law, British values and the spread of the English language.
For who to be proud of? I don't think anyone alive today had much to do with it so nobody has any reason to be proud really. Whether it was good for the world though- yeah, overall it was.Read More
But in the 19th century and early 20th century some colonialism did. The British Empire represents this. It was a force for good in the world. By today's standards we couldn't be proud of it. But considering the cess-pit of immorality surrounding it the British Empire is something that merits pride.Read More
The British Empire is the name assigned to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and its former dominions, colonies and other territories that were under the dominion of the British Crown between the end of the 16th and until the late of the 20th century.Read More
The British public are generally proud of their country’s role in colonialism and the British Empire, according to a new poll. At its height in 1922 the British Empire governed a fifth of the.Read More
British Empire. The sun never set on the British Empire, until it did. After World War II the balance of power had truly shifted away from this ageing colonial set up. US-led NATO (headed by the Five Eyes) and the USSR-led Warsaw Pact were the dominate global players who frowned upon European colonialism.Read More
It is a topic of contention. The majority of Brits are proud of the Empire, especially the older generation, but Britain as a whole has found it hard to evaluate our Empire. Imperial nostalgia on television, posters and films make us long for the.Read More
This sounds counter-intuitive but it is the best way to rationalise morality. Human gut feelings however - are not rational. So that is why the British Empire is something to be proud of. Before I conclude I want to point out something very important. This is context. Now, society is constantly changing and evolving.Read More
The British Empire reached its peak at the beginning of 20th century, comprising over 20% of the Earth's land surface and more than 400 million inhabitants, being the largest empire in history. During the 17th and the 18th centuries, Great Britain established its first empire based mostly in the Western Hemisphere, especially the Caribbean and North America.Read More
The British Empire comprised the dominions, colonies, protectorates, mandates, and other territories ruled or administered by the United Kingdom and its predecessor states. It originated with the overseas possessions and trading posts established by England between the late 16th and early 18th centuries. At its height, it was the largest empire in history and, for over a century, was the.Read More
Why the British Empire was a very good thing Bruce 29 March 2016 30 It is utterly sickening that two of the greatest ever writers of English literature, William Somerset Maugham and Joseph Rudyard Kipling have become non persons, cast into oblivion by the politically correct left.Read More