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British Empire vs American Empire
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willmanks
Feb 09, 2007
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Modern America is as large and powerful, if not more than the British Empire in its Hight in the 180


aurelio
Mar 27, 2011
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Rebuttal to: rajio Show

THE BRITISH EMPIRE WAS BABYLON IN THE 1800s BUT NOWADAYS THE USA IS BABYLON.

 
harrrywellington
Apr 16, 2011
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Rebuttal to: rajio Show

What is the 2 main powers that a hyper power needs? that is military and economy. Bigger does not mean better, If thats the case, The Mexican Empire was more powerful than the German Empire. No Empire has ever had a larger economy or military presence or technological edge over other countries, than the The US has today, The USA accounts for 41 percent of global military expenditure (680 billion), The US has has a military presence over 70 percent of the globe, No nation has been that powerful militarily speaking. As for Economy same, by the end of WW2 the US accounted for 50 percent of the economy, 45-50 percent of manufacturing capacity, 75% of the world's industrial military capacity. Now was Britain ever that powerful or any other empire? The US also has the highest GDP in history. "The very idea of modern america being as large and powerful as the biritish empire was at its peak is both absurd and frightening". Anybody who knew history would say its the other way around, for example, British Historian Nial Ferguson would agree on this. This should not be a argument, this is just common sense.

 
Andrew Holton
May 23, 2012
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OK, sorry if this comes off as mean or whatever. You don't need an Emperor to have an Empire. There was also no Emperor during the British Empire either. We are not talking Star Wars here. Imperialism occurs when a country invades another for economic gain, and control of resources specific to that region. Given that oil is incredibly abundant in the Middle East, and that every country has to go through the U.S to get their oil, makes the U.S and Empire. Britain didn't have an "Emperor" either so, I'm sorry but your argument is invalid.

 
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The British super power of the 1800's was more powerful than the modern day American empire.


prc
Feb 09, 2007
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It was the most extensive empire in world history; held sway over a population of about 458 million people, approximately one-quarter of the world's population; covered about 36.6 million square km (14.2 million square miles), about a quarter of Earth's total land area.

While modern military technology might certainly hold an edge, relative to their respective historical settings, the British Empire wins easily.

 
rajio
Feb 09, 2007
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The very idea of modern america being as large and powerful as the biritish empire was at its peak is both absurd and frightening.

You would probably benefit from reading even the smallest morstle of history regarding the british empire. Even the slightest sliver of research will reveal that it was tremendously larger and more powerful than present day america is.

 
redwallwarrior
Feb 14, 2007
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British Empire is far better than an American Empire and America is not even an Empire and there is no Emperor. Plus America was once part of The British Empire and America is like Britain's child and the child will never be better than the parent.

 


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