Well, well! The Fourth of July!
‘Have a Nice Day’ Everyone in the United States! We all hope ‘Ya’ll’ have fun today and you enjoy your mom’s apple pie with your Budweiser beer and a couple of Jack Daniel’s & Coca Colas whilst you guys watch the fireworks.
America is celebrated its Independence from Britain in the 18th. Century today. I think it was the late 1770s, or the early 1780s. Well, 1776 to be exact, when George Washington declared the American colony’s independence from their English colonial masters. After fighting the Brits extremely bravely with some assistance from those little tossers the French, won overall victory in the War of Independence or, The American Revolution. And, deservedly gained independence as a nation state in its own right. Freed from the evil, tight grip of its colonist masters, some say half-insane English King George III Who reluctantly agreed to sign the Paris Peace Treaty in September, 1783. International recognition of the colony’s political and New-World status as a fully independent, Land-of-the-Free, federalist-republican & democratically based nation or United State. What’s now known as:
‘The United States of America.’
There then followed a dramatic political and social event in the English speaking and in world history; the very ‘raison d’être’ of the American Dream. – ‘Sacrosanct’ in the US, untouchable by any future corrupt political party or tyrannical party politician – even today.
‘No Taxation Without Representation’ was the basis of why the American English colonists under Washington fought the war and won. Ensuring the birth of a nation: ~ The United States of America as fully independent-federalist-republican and a freely-democratic nation in its own rights.
Confirmed soon after with an immensely important declaration of its citizens ‘Inalienable Rights’ in the historical & legendary signing of The American Constitution.
In battles such as Bunker Hill in Boston (which I have visited) and on the River Delaware ensured that Britain’s most prized colony, namely: the United States of America, now the richest most powerful nation in the world, was freed from the tight, evil grip of the crazy King George III of England.
I’ve visited some of the old battlefields, watched most of the movies and read some of the books on that, one of the most interesting and pivotal times in history. One of the few times the British army has ever been defeated in battle. One other occasion was in the Suez Crisis in the 1950’s. When it sadly became apparent that Britain was no longer a world power. After hundreds of years of world dominance, Britain and England were no longer a superpower. Why was this the case ? You may ask yourself … Well its mostly to do with the USA and the two world wars of the 20th. Century. War is an essential part of history, economics, social order, politics, race relations and religion. Not to mention world power and geopolitics.
Two world wars within the last century have crippled England and the old, now dead, British Empire. Which was the most powerful nation and Empire on the planet at the turn of the last Century. The sun never set on the Great British Empire and most of the world map was coloured purple.
From the whole of North America in the west. South Africa and Rhodesia in southern Africa. In the middle east: Palestine and Egypt. In Asia, India: “The Star in The Crown of The British Empire” (and now the world’s largest democracy) and in the far east: Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong. To name but a few.
(Oh, I forget our massive colony of Australia! [and New Zealand] Well it’s miles away from anywhere and full of x-criminals!).It was these nations of ‘The Commonwealth’ who helped save the British Empire on several occasions during the 20th. Century.North America (USA & Canada) and a few other ‘English Speaking’ countries, who were still part of the Great British Empire or Commonwealth, helped save the British and it’s Empire in both world wars. Or, did they?
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