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14-03-2019, 20:38   #31
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I don't think the Brits done anything for anyone out of the goodness of their hearts however I'll give them

- the industrial revolution : steam engines, railways, clocks, compass etc
- the scientific process
- democracy ?
- we inherited their legal system, constitution etc
- production of steel ( bessemer process )
- chemistry ?
- better bridges / arches / steel bridges
- World War 2
- football

Most was sold through capitalism not donated, so can't exactly claim the moral high ground on it.
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14-03-2019, 20:40   #32
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Celtic FC, the first British team to win the European Cup. Hail hail.

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14-03-2019, 20:50   #33
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Churchill looked down on the Irish,
Other people would not be of that opinion, such as Brendan Bracken, an Irish Catholic, who was Winston Churchill’s closest friend in politics and minister of information in his wartime government.

Also do not forget Churchill made a speech to Irish nationalists in Belfast in 2012, when he defended the creation of a Dublin parliament: “History and poetry, justice and good sense, alike demand that this race, gifted, virtuous and brave, which has lived so long and endured so much should not, in view of her passionate desire, be shut out of the family of nations and should not be lost forever among indiscriminate multitudes of men.” He saw the new relationship of Great Britain and Ireland as fostering “the federation of English speaking peoples all over the world”.
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Other people would not be of that opinion, such as Brendan Bracken, an Irish Catholic, who was Winston Churchill’s closest friend in politics and minister of information in his wartime government.

Also do not forget Churchill made a speech to Irish nationalists in Belfast in 2012, when he defended the creation of a Dublin parliament: “History and poetry, justice and good sense, alike demand that this race, gifted, virtuous and brave, which has lived so long and endured so much should not, in view of her passionate desire, be shut out of the family of nations and should not be lost forever among indiscriminate multitudes of men.” He saw the new relationship of Great Britain and Ireland as fostering “the federation of English speaking peoples all over the world”.
You might be thinking of a different Churchill.
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14-03-2019, 20:58   #35
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14-03-2019, 21:00   #36
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You might be thinking of a different Churchill.
Typo, it was of course 1912. It was well reported at the time.
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Churchill looked down on the Irish, like you Kermie.

I'ma go with: awesome music, television, literature, comedy.
That's not English. Maybe in the appreciating South Compton thread.
But great music, television, literature, comedy - I concur. Or "I feel you, bro."
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What is actually understood by the term "Great Britain" when used in conversation? I think of Great Britain as the name of the island that contains England, Scotland and Wales. The term "Britain" is more or less the same thing but can often be taken as equivalent to the UK despite the fact that the UK includes Northern Ireland (for the time being). This confusion sometimes shows up in sports. Does the UK team at the Olympics assemble under the name UK or Britain? The Scottish curlers are always referred to as Britain on our TV coverage.

I think of Great Britain as the second most appealing island off the coast of Europe. Maybe third if Iceland could be included.
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What is actually understood by the term "Great Britain" when used in conversation? I think of Great Britain as the name of the island that contains England, Scotland and Wales. The term "Britain" is more or less the same thing but can often be taken as equivalent to the UK despite the fact that the UK includes Northern Ireland (for the time being). This confusion sometimes shows up in sports. Does the UK team at the Olympics assemble under the name UK or Britain? The Scottish curlers are always referred to as Britain on our TV coverage.

I think of Great Britain as the second most appealing island off the coast of Europe. Maybe third if Iceland could be included.
'Team GB' is the brand but the team is the UK.
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I don't care who he gets, so long as I can have a go at the Greeks! They invented Gayness!
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What is actually understood by the term "Great Britain" when used in conversation? I think of Great Britain as the name of the island that contains England, Scotland and Wales. The term "Britain" is more or less the same thing but can often be taken as equivalent to the UK despite the fact that the UK includes Northern Ireland (for the time being). This confusion sometimes shows up in sports. Does the UK team at the Olympics assemble under the name UK or Britain? The Scottish curlers are always referred to as Britain on our TV coverage.

I think of Great Britain as the second most appealing island off the coast of Europe. Maybe third if Iceland could be included.
I've always understood the term of Britain to be the geographical island. Maybe Great includes some of the islands. Not sure.
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I always have a sympathy with Wales though.

Did you know there was an attempt at a military independence campaign?

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free_Wales_Army
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A nation that has to put 'great' into their name is compensating for something...
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I've always understood the term of Britain to be the geographical island. Maybe Great includes some of the islands. Not sure.
Britain is England and Wales
Great Britain is England Wales and Scotland
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is the countrys official name
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