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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.

  • 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

  • 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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