>Go onto any British community or British News Comment section
>We still need to waste tens of billions on Trident because we are totally still the most important thing in the world and everyone wants to invade our beautiful isle
>We are the best... British pride
>We are still a super power right, we are still important, tell us we are important, we are a super power.
Daily Reminder that the UK is the nation equivilent of We Wuz Kings. You are a low-tier middle power who isn't even as relevant in the world today as France or Germany.
Also the UK is a fucking shithole and the only notable thing about your country is that the City of London is jewish banking circlejerk.
Excuse me, good sir
Are you suggesting
That we were in fact the largest formal empire that the world had ever known
> your ex-colony surpassing """"""great"""""" shitstain
your housing market is in the shitter, your job market is fucked, you're soon to be majority non-white, your economy is based on non-renewable resources of which you have a very limited supply and very soon you're going to be part of the new chinese empire. the USA has surpassed us, you have not.
there's a big chunk of africa and some of the middle-east missing
>some Australian wants us to get rid of our nukes and has chosen to express this wish in a convoluted way via the "we wuz kingz" meme
I'll just file that under #1406 in my Things of No Consequence list. In the meantime, I hope OP continues to enjoy British media both on and offline
I wouldn't rank us below Russia. Sure the Russians have a larger military, but the UK has superior power projection and logistics. We're way better in all other departments.
>tfw Anglo countries turn on each
We're supposed to be united in the great bantz war. I weep for our lost cause.
>We defeated the Soviet Union
Low oil prices did, as per usual
>subverted China to capitalism
Any country that wants to become successful becomes capitalist. This was true before the USA was even a country.
>kek you only defeated them because they were still in their ooga booga stages.
If only Canada had progressed past that point
HDI means nothing.
How about GDP, trade relevance, military strength. UK is head of the commonwealth, largest soft power, prestigious unis, NATO member, financial capital of the world, booming import and export trade. We are obligated to have a large military and trident subs, if we allow ourselves to be weak, it also weakens Europe, NATO, even the USA and irrelevant ex colonies like Australia.
I sort of wish we were irrelevant 2bh, then maybe gobshite Aussies and other envious nothings wouldn't constantly shit talk us
We still have some Antarctic clay
I like the UK but you know I sort of have to agree, reading peoples opinions and thoughts about the current state of the UK it feels very "we used to be great, the best days are behind us". Which is sad because the UK is still very relevant. Its just that when you were the most relevant thing in the entire planet you can only go down from there.
I don't mean in terms of quality of life, I mean for stuff relevant to "relevance" and power. You can see that relative to our Western competitors, our GDP starting improving from 79 onwards. That general trend has continued to this day.
It's also true for British military power, and cultural influence, and so on.
>I list below five types of nationalist, and against each I append a fact which it is impossible for that type of nationalist to accept, even in his secret thoughts:
>BRITISH TORY: Britain will come out of this war with reduced power and prestige.
>George Orwell, Notes on Nationalism
In the military sphere the improvements are more obvious. There are two developments in particular:
Firstly, the first new British military base East of Suez since the end of the British Empire is being established right now (HMS Juffair)
Secondly, the regeneration of a carrier strike capability which was lost in the 1970s when HMS Ark Royal was retired. In fact it was the 1960s when the UK last had something equivalent to what it will have when both new carriers are in service
Oh, and also, the first commitment to increase the Royal Navy's frigate/destroyer fleet since WW2. The navy is already expanding in tonnage, but it also start expanding in numbers. That's fairly significant.
The RAF is also growing larger instead of shrinking
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