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Nonsense.
The Germans were responsible for the biggest conflict the world has ever seen, with @80 million deaths, 6 million of them Jews in extermination camps, and all that in living memory with the perpatrators still walking about and being relatives of theirs.



Why would the Brits have anything to come to terms with events of over 200 years ago? Maybe at the time a great many people came to terms with it anyway and the hand wringing is over and done with.
Well all that remains is this German Teutonic superiority complex
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The English language
British Banking
The Common Law
Team sports
Protestantism
Representative assemblies
The idea of liberty
The Nightwatchman state
English Land tenure

No, it wasn't perfect but it spread ideas and created institutions and countries that are damn sight better than what was there before! And what more of a fitting way for it to end than to have been broken against Nazi Germany.
Isn't the english language a bastardised form of German?
As for the rest (except the last), I am not sure that the english or the British Empire are the origins of any of them. As for English Land tenure -in the name of that much blood was spilled.
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...The British felt they were ruling countries until they were ready to rule themselves...
At best they were fooling themselves, alternatively this was simply for mass consumption.

Edit - this is anyway OT. Can we get back to the issue?
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The Romans figured this whole thing out thousands of years ago by creating sculptures with detachable heads. When the person being memorialized fell out of favor, they just stuck a new head on there.


https://travellingcam.wordpress.com/...e-of-orange-3/
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Anyway, I agree with baboon. Vastly off topic.
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The English language
British Banking
The Common Law
Team sports
Protestantism
Representative assemblies
The idea of liberty
The Nightwatchman state
English Land tenure
I would honestly defriend whichever facebook buddy posted this list and made you look daft (or leave whichever Britain First-esque group you took it from).

First team sport, hahaha. To take a random example, Calcio Storico dates back to about 1500 when Henry VIII was still syphilitically bloating his way around the country, a good few hundred years before the British Empire made an impact anywhere.
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Perhaps. It was a good love story, albeit melodramatic, for the time it was produced. Perhaps that's why so many people (women) watched it with so much interest. Mediocre cinematographic art judging by our times - absolutely. I guess context is everything.
Not even a good love story, but I guess we all have our opinions.....
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I would honestly defriend whichever facebook buddy posted this list and made you look daft (or leave whichever Britain First-esque group you took it from).

First team sport, hahaha. To take a random example, Calcio Storico dates back to about 1500 when Henry VIII was still syphilitically bloating his way around the country, a good few hundred years before the British Empire made an impact anywhere.
Calcio Storico, fully codified and played around the world in packed out stadiums to this day
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Calcio Storico, fully codified and played around the world in packed out stadiums to this day
What's your point caller? You stated the British Empire invented team sports and you were proved wrong.

You can admit this AAAAAANY time you like...no didn't think so.

This is really the problem that I've come to see in this forum, too many people unwilling to acknowledge wrongness to save face, and in fact double down on their daft positions so much so that it makes a rather unpleasant atmosphere.
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Who gets to decide which statues are racist and need to come down?
Statues can be extremely racist.

You should watch at night when all the statues come down off their pedestals and the marble-coloured ones fight the bronze-coloured ones.
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Migros had taken its " Mohrenköpfe " chocolate out of its shop.

https://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/zuerche...t-511478808714

I wonder if someday it will be forbidden to say " black heads" ( pimples )
I hope they dedicate the shelf space to brown sugar.
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The same empire also ultimately lead to such wonders as apartheid.
Wasn't Apartheid hatched after independence.

by the same logic, Britain is responsblie for the electoral council in the US, and the Turks are responsible for the awful traffic in Athens.
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and the Turks are responsible for the awful traffic in Athens.

According to the greeks, they are.
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This is really the problem that I've come to see in this forum, too many people unwilling to acknowledge wrongness to save face, and in fact double down on their daft positions so much so that it makes a rather unpleasant atmosphere.
Like I said earlier, welcome to the internet. If you don't like it, there's a power off button on your computer.
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Wasn't Apartheid hatched after independence.

by the same logic, Britain is responsblie for the electoral council in the US, and the Turks are responsible for the awful traffic in Athens.
Full duck or no dinner. Britain is responsible for the current unrest in the USA.
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Like I said earlier, welcome to the internet. If you don't like it, there's a power off button on your computer.
What a lovely welcome and suggestion from a mod of all people.

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Wasn't Apartheid hatched after independence.

by the same logic, Britain is responsblie for the electoral council in the US, and the Turks are responsible for the awful traffic in Athens.
Absurd logic.

The brits had previously defeated the Boers militarily but they lost the elections in 48 to the largely boer national party who introduced apartheid, but the south africans of british heritage were then complicit (not all, aka Tom Sharpe) in the following years - very strong Anglo-SA ties during this time, sports tours (of great symbolic importance -it is said the All Blacks finally not going to SA was a turning point in changing the white SA psyche) sanction breaking etc. The blacks of course did not get a say at this time.
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Protestantism
Gemany, actually:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Protestantism

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What a lovely welcome and suggestion from a mod of all people.

So this is how the people in power treat noobs here...no wonder this shop has such a crappy rep.
Or people pretending to be noobs, after regretting they deleted their previous account?
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Old 11.06.2020, 12:38
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Absurd logic.

The brits had previously defeated the Boers militarily but they lost the elections in 48 to the largely boer national party who introduced apartheid, but the south africans of british heritage were then complicit (not all, aka Tom Sharpe) in the following years - very strong Anglo-SA ties during this time, sports tours (of great symbolic importance -it is said the All Blacks finally not going to SA was a turning point in changing the white SA psyche) sanction breaking etc. The blacks of course did not get a say at this time.
So you equate being of Anglo heritage to being the long arm of the British empire? And you don't think that's racist?
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What's your point caller? You stated the British Empire invented team sports and you were proved wrong.

You can admit this AAAAAANY time you like...no didn't think so.

This is really the problem that I've come to see in this forum, too many people unwilling to acknowledge wrongness to save face, and in fact double down on their daft positions so much so that it makes a rather unpleasant atmosphere.
Excuse me? Where have I said the British Empire INVENTED these things? My list was of the more important aspects of British life and society that were spread around the globe as a result of the British Empire. I think it's pretty clear the British Empire didn't invent the English language!
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