Free health care. Cheaper education. Significantly less gun crime. We spend a disproportionate amount of money on our military at the expense of our citizens. We fall further behind every day. The nationalist notion that we are the greatest is what keeps us from being our best. It allows us to believe those in the world who have more are some how inferior simply because they occupy a different piece of soil. We have become a nation of intolerant uneducated fools.
England has been around for more than 800 years, while America has only existed for a little more than 200. And, like a child compared to a responsible adult, we let our money burn a hole in our pockets. Today, the United States' national debt is more than 18 trillion dollars. England's national debt is a little more than 1.5 trillion pounds. Not a small amount of money, sure, but U.S. debt is well over ten times more. The U.S. is rash and irresponsible. We are all so cocky. I wish we would think about what we do before we do it. "Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall." Proverbs 16:18. God said so. It's in the Bible. Maybe we should listen!
This is a question we have been debating for a long time. I say yes for at least 3 reasons. One is the slaves, Britain had banned the slave trade in 1807 around the time that America did. But in 1833 the whole of slavery was ban. Where as in America we band it in 1865 and had a civil war over it. Two is that the most of the colonies in the British Empire became well off. Canada, Australia, India and New Zealand have done well with being under the crown. Three is that most of America's problems that we have today can be traced back to the revolution.
This is a question we have been debating for a long time. I say yes for at least 3 reasons. One is the slaves, Britain had banned the slave trade in 1807 around the time that America did. But in 1833 the whole of slavery was ban. Where as in America we band it in 1865 and had a civil war over it. Two is that the most of the colonies in the British Empire became well off. Canada, Australia, India and New Zealand have done well with being under the crown. Three is that most of America's problems that we have today can be traced back to the revolution. Even the cold war can be traced somewhat to the revolution. So as you can see we would have been better.
We all live in the fairest government in the modern era! For you colonists to secede from Mother England is both idiotic and treasonous. Our King has underseen remarkable advances in the defense of the colonies, and the Indian threat has been extinguished. We are all united as Englishmen, and we should stay that way. Our trade is booming, and you have no other source for manufactured goods or protection. Stay with King George III for continued peace and prosperity!
In this hypothetical situation it is impossible to say whether or not America would improve or not. What can be said is that America itself would not be a better nation because it would be a different nation. Many of America's fundamentals come from its history and what its been through. If you took that away it would simply be a different nation for better or worse.
Great Britain is one of our closest allies and ironically a good friend of the United States, however we would not be better off still being ruled by Britain. One of the reasons the founding father broke away from the British Empire was due to the fact that the people and citizens had no say in how the government was to be run. The Revolutionary War and the Deceleration of Independence was undertaken to break away from monarchy rule and create a government created by the people, with a high turn over rate of president office, politicians, and other elected officials allowing for change in the system. While the American government today is seriously flawed, it still beats monarchy rule and a lack of citizen voice and vote.
While I have a lot of respect for the British people and appreciate the tremendous influence they have had on American culture, our sense of independence is an equally critical part of the American culture. America needed, and still needs, a government that can be rapidly responsive, and responsible for, issues that arise locally. While that communications barrier is somewhat removed in today's society, in years past it would have devastated our nation to be separated from it's leaders by an entire ocean.