Would the world be better off if the british empire returned in a sort of federalised commonwealth.

Asked by: sol96
  • Unity, civilization, and power.

    I purpose an alternate to the European Union. Imagine if we could raise another empire. The commonwealth federating, crating an imperial free trade zone between all members, united military force, free moment of move and trade between them. We could bring peace to those islands and African nations who wished to join the empire. A British Imperial trade network would create the worlds 4th largest economy.

  • Bring back the Real Britain

    I am British and I say yes. The world was at peace when Britain ruled. So if it returned, the world would know real peace. !Show the Americans how to run the world correctly. The North Koreans would never dare to mess with us like they do with the USA. Bring back the glory of the homeland

  • We need a strong Britain in the world right now

    Many countries that gained independence from Britain fell under a form of dictatorship (e.G. Uganda, Zimbabwe and Burma) whilst under British rule they enjoyed many freedoms. When South Africa still had the policy of Apartheid, Britain tried to step in and South Africa reacted by leaving the Commonwealth. Afterwards the Apartheid laws got worse and the situation spiraled out of control. The former territories of empire would have got a lot more social, economic and infrastructural development within the empire. Hospitals, schools, roads and modern suburban housing would have sprung up in what is now some of the poorest countries in the world. The guiding hand of British Empire would never allowed a tyrant to rise up or a corrupt official to hold an office.

  • I don't see why not?

    It sort of did work back in the 1800's and 1900's, so I don't see why it wouldn't work today, especially with the fact that after the Irish gained independence they still willingly stayed apart of the British Empire.

    Sure the Empire did have some flaws, and is impractical for a Empire to return especially with the official statement from the United Nations, declaring Empires to no longer exist anymore, due to previous historical conflicts. (Eg. German Reich Vs USSR & Kingdom of France Vs Great Britain)

  • This power can challenge america, china and russia

    The British empire made Britain and its colonies far stronger and more economically stable than the other empires in Europe, only the British empire survives (sort of) and we as Britain are too dependent on the EU and America and so if we break free of being a second status power and become a superpower we can challenge anything america, china, Russia and the EU can do. Brexit is an opportunity for Britain to rule the world again and no military power shall stop us again and nobody can bully us to weaken us, especially USA and Russia.

  • Impoverish areas would be much better off.

    Since the British got out of Africa and other colonies, the nations they relased have struggled with extreme poverty, cruel dictatorships, and violent revolutions. Many former colonies have proven themselves that they have incompetence leaders and can't survive on there own. A reunified British Empire that annexed many former African colonies and areas like Yemen, Papua new Giuna and others could finally have the chance to be strong, flourishing areas, and the British could finally regain economic, and military power they once had.

  • Yes, may the British Empire rise again!!!

    I am British, I feel a certain connection to our ex colonial cousins, I feel a certain amount of sorrow for our Empire, now lost. A once great worldwide Empire is now unwillingly confined to the books of history. Rather annoyingly people arrogantly dismiss the British Empire as an anarchic mess. This is quite simply not true, the Empire United the world, it helped spread an equal footing, from which world leading economies would arise. The British Empire was one of the greatest chapters in human history, it was the ultimate Economy for hundreds of years.
    When the Empire left African nations, they were left broken, undeveloped and primitive. When the British Empire left parts of Asia they were left to rot away, there people were left to starve and why. Because these nations no longer have British guidance, which will allow them to rise again.

  • The Royal Union

    I don't think a federalized commonwealth is feasible. But a CANZUK Union could lead into a Realm Union of all the Legal Realms of the British Commonwealth. One could see the Caribbean realms turning into provinces of Canada or the UK. Such a Royal Union would have a shared language, history, Legal system, and economic strength. Such a common relationship cannot be found in the EU. It only makes sense. However, for some reason, people are ashamed of the great history and strength of the British Empire. A return to a such economic, military, political, and legal Union would only make sense and lead to a more peaceful and prosperous world. The U.S. Is in decline and needs a shared ally of similar military, economic and moral strength to help support a peaceful world.

  • A Great Unifier, Even if Disliked

    One cannot argue against the fact that the old Empires of Europe brought stability to the regions that they controlled. A notable example of this fact is in several areas in the Middle East where, while during British control, minorities were protected by the troops there. This is noted by several Jewish communities where they are under threat of violence and lack major protection from the overseeing government. One can also point out the lack of constant civil strife in Africa whilst it was under colonial control. While reverting to the Old Empire would likely cause more problems than it fixes, a Federalized Commonwealth would provide dearly needed stability and organization to developing parts of the world that are clearly showing that they cannot do it themselves.

  • Don't see Why not

    With the majority of non western former colonies gdp becoming worse off compared to how there economy was under British rule since independence shows they have been mismanaged especially in Africa where civil war & underinvestment from the west due to lack of stability in these areas, having British leadsrship in a federated version of the commonwealth would probably improve standards of living infrastructure health care & social benefits also bring law and tolerance to areas that are oppressed if you add up the gpd of all the commonwealth members it's sits as second highest gdp behind the usa if the countries within the commonwealth improved there infrastructure & industry, they could well surpass Americas financial clout London still rivals the American finiancial houses & is the largest financial centre in Europe if not the world also former colonial finiancial centres account for 40% of all the worlds financial trades (American centres only account for 10%) this distribution of wealth invested correctly around the "new empire" would boost the economys & infrastructure not to mention the federated empire would have a larger population than China it would become a global superpower spread over the world could have another crack at solving problems it left due to American pressure after ww2 in the Middle East have the financial strength to drag Africa out of poverty & to a certain extent the poor lower caste in India I'm not sure the developed western countries ie Canada nz Australia of the commonwealth would wish to be part of this new federation as it would require a more even distribution of wealth to sustain support nor would Britain itself or for that matter any of the independent nations that were formed but there has been a few pleas from smaller territories that were part of the British empire that wish to be part of it Serra leone Jamaica Oman to name a few that can be easily found on the Internet nationalism killed the empire I can't see its return but I do believe most of the former colonies would benefit from a return to the British empire it was an unfinished project that has left the world scared by its American designed dismantling after ww2

  • It doesn't make sense

    We can't have one world power, different areas of the world have different needs. And why would we choose Britain? It's a tiny island nation with only 60 million people. It doesn't make sense for them to rule the world. We have the UN. Thats the only amount of worldwide power we need.

  • Empires are outdated

    As the title says. Such a creation of an empire also could not be possible. Not to mention the Commonwealth already does exist. This is an unrealistic idea that simply cannot work and as I say, it would not be possible to erect an empire, as an empire involves conquering countries and forcing them to join against their will. If Britain attempted such a move, it could start World War 3...

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