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Will the British Empire ever return to its former glory? Koon Yew Yin

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Publish date: Tue, 27 Sep 2022, 09:48 AM
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Recently I posted 2 articles namely “UK is in a mess” and “Tax cut is a wrong strategy”. Today the British pound hit an all-time low against the U.S. dollar amid market concerns about the new government’s plans to boost growth after it unveiled its biggest shake-up to the tax system in 50 years.

The British Empire was the largest of its kind in history, and once covered about one quarter of all the land on Earth.

One of the last major colonies to be given up by Britain was Hong Kong which was given back to China on July 1st 1997.

Britain began colonizing the world back in the 16th century and spread its power through a strong army and by partnering with local authorities to conduct business.

I am a Malaysian. I was living in Kuala Lumpur before the 2nd world war. The British had many opium sale outlets because many people smoked opium. The British produced opium from India. Before the 2nd world war, Malaya was the largest rubber producer in the world and yet we had to buy Dunlop tires made in India. 

Former colonies of the British Empire. The year of Independence is shown.

Rank
Former British Colonies
Year of Independence from Britain
1
Aden Protectorate
1967
2
Anglo-Egyptian Sudan
1956
3
Auckland Islands
1931
4
Bahamas
1973
5
Bahrain
1971
6
Bangladesh
1971 (From Pakistan)
7
Barbados
1966
8
Basutoland (Lesotho)
1966
9
Bechuanaland (Botswana)
1966
10
Bermuda
1995
11
British Borneo (Brunei)
1984
12
British Cameroon
1961
13
British East Africa (Kenya)
1963
14
British East Africa (Uganda)
1962
15
British Egypt
1922
16
British Guiana
1966
17
British Honduras (Belize)
1981
18
British India
1947
19
British Malaya (Malaysia)
1957
20
British Solomon Islands
1978
21
British Somaliland (Somalia)
1960
22
British Togoland
1957
23
British Western Pacific Territories
1976
24
Burma (Myanmar)
1948
25
Ceylon (Sri Lanka)
1948
26
Colonial Fiji
1970
27
Colonial Nigeria
1960
28
Colony of Newfoundland
1949 (Became a province of Canada)
29
Cyprus
1960
30
Emirate of Transjordan (Jordan)
1946
31
Gambia Colony and Protectorate
1965
32
Gilbert and Ellice Islands (Kiribati and Tuvalu)
1978
33
Gold Coast (Ghana)
1957
34
Helgoland
1890 (Now part of Germany)
35
Hong Kong
1997 (Now a Chinese special administrative region)
36
Ionian Islands
1830
37
Ireland
1921
38
Island of St. John (Antigua and Barbuda)
1981
39
Jamaica
1962
40
Kingdom of Rarotonga (Cook Islands)
1965 (self governing island state in free association with New Zealand)
41
Kingdom of Sarawak
1963 (now a state of Malaysia)
42
Leeward Islands
1983
43
Malta
1964
44
Mandatory Iraq
1932
45
Mandatory Palestine (Israel, Jordanian annexation of the West Bank, Palestine Protectorate)
1948
46
Menorca (Spanish Island)
1802 (now part of Spain)
47
Mosquito Coast
1860 (now part of Nicaragua and Honduras)
48
Muscat and Oman
1951
49
Nauru
1968
50
New Hebrides (Vanuatu)
1906
51
New South Wales (state in Australia)
1901
52
Nigeria
1960
53
Niue
1974 (from New Zealand)
54
Northern Rhodesia (Zambia)
1964
55
Nyasaland (Malawi)
1964
56
Oregon Country
1846 (became a US territory, then a state)
57
Pakistan
1947
58
Phoenix Islands
1979 (now part of Kiribati)
59
Province of East Florida
1783 (became a Spanish colony, later a US territory
60
Province of Nova Scotia (one of the founding provinces of Canada)
1867
61
Province of Quebec (one of the founding provinces of Canada)
1867
62
Province of West Florida
1783 (became a Spanish colony, later a US territory
63
Qatar
1868
64
Queensland (state in Australia)
1901
65
Rupert's Land
1869 (became part of the Canadian confederation)
66
Sheikhdom of Kuwait
1961
67
Sierra Leone Colony and Protectorate
1961
68
Singapore
1963 (became a state of Malaysia, then separated in 1965)
69
Solomon Islands
1978
70
South Africa
1931
71
South Arabia
1932
72
South Australia (state in Australia)
1901
73
South-West Africa
1931 (South Africa territory until 1990)
74
Southern Rhodesia (Zimbabwe)
1980
75
Straits Settlements (Singapore, Malaysia, Borneo)
1946 (Separated and passed to other nations)
76
Sultanate of Zanzibar
1963
77
Swan River Colony (Western Australia, state in Australia)
1901
78
Swaziland
1968
79
Tanganyika Territory (Tanzania)
1961
80
Territory of New Guinea
1975
81
Thirteen Colonies (United States)
1776
82
Tokelau
1949 (Became a territory of New Zealand)
83
Tonga
1970
84
Trucial States (Oman)
1951
85
Uganda Protectorate
1962
86
Unfederated Malay States
1957
87
Van Diemen's Land
1856
88
Victoria (State in Australia)
1901
89
Western Samoa
1970
90
Windward Islands
1979


Current British Territories Overseas

1 Anguilla

2 Bermuda

3 British Antarctic Territory

4 British Indian Ocean Territory

5 British Virgin Islands

6 Cayman Islands

7 Falkland Islands

8 Gibraltar

9 Montserrat

10 Pitcairn Islands

11 Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha

12 South Georgia and the South Sandwich Island13 Turks and Caicos Islands.


I do not think the British Empire will ever return to its former glory. Just look at its 2% average annual GDP growth rate in the last 70 years above.

Discussions
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speakup

no. the days of empires are long gone

2 months ago

ykloh

More likely the BE will be colonised by India.

2 months ago

PunTatBerSiul

Nope! It is hub for Pakistanis and Sikhs.
Britain is no more great. They contaminated it with immigrants.

2 months ago

Tobby

Britain nowadays are dominated by migrants from India! Britain nearly got an indian PM stop by the whites! Why glorify Great Britain! They were exploited so many countries for their natural resources! Even the English language is now on declining influence as US and UK no longer Asia main driver!

2 months ago

Yutpo890

Tobby

If more ethnic Chinese dominate UK, UK might have a chance of improving its current state. Chinese are the superior race. Look at Xi Jinping, the most perfect human being in the world. Only Chinese can breed such human.

2 months ago

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nice

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