British History in Under Five Minutes!British History in Under Five Minutes!
For such a small country, regional and ethnic loyalties are pretty intense. Last year, the Scots came very close to voting for total independence from England
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Migration and empire 1830–1939 BackgroundMigration and empire 1830–1939 Background
This culminated in the late 1920s and early 1930s in a catastrophic economic collapse which saw around a quarter of the working population of the west of Scotland unemployed
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The White Man’s BurdenThe White Man’s Burden
Description of characters/speakers represented in the poem: Rudyard Kipling is the author and the one speaking. He is talking about the poor treatment of soldiers
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British East India CompanyBritish East India Company
India and controlled the whole country; took commercial control and expanded Indian trade; had its own army; valued cash crops of spices, cotton, indigo, jute
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Topic: Making a better World?Topic: Making a better World?
The resulting social discontent created support for new political ideas such as socialism. At the end of this period, a build-up of tensions among Europe's great powers contributed to the outbreak of World War I, the first global war
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The British Empire and Darwin ‘s Theory of EvolutionThe British Empire and Darwin ‘s Theory of Evolution
During the reign of Victoria, Great Britain was in contact with various colonies; starting during the second half of the 16th century it ruled over 4 million square miles and more than 400 million people
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The growth of the British Empire was an ostentatious symbol of this influence. Therefore, Britain’s aim was to safeguard its global position and that meant that there had to be peace. Britain’s commercial power depended on maintaining its
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The American Response to British IndustrializationThe American Response to British Industrialization
Britain did more to earn supremacy. They worked harder and longer at it, but they were thus slower. Three times in the 1700s the economic competition sparked by mercantilism broke out in actual, shooting wars among these three powers
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Mercantilism in the British Colonies of the New WorldMercantilism in the British Colonies of the New World
The British even put taxes called duties on imported goods to discourage this practice. This pushed the colonists to buy only British goods, instead of goods from other European countries
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The United KingdomThe United Kingdom
A scot or a Welshman would be offended if you referred to him/her as English. The terms do not only denote specific geographical areas, but each represents a different blend of national cultural identities and values
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This article is about the Royal Navy of the United KingdomThis article is about the Royal Navy of the United Kingdom
The White Ensign or St George's Ensign is an ensign flown on British Royal Navy ships and shore establishments. It consists of a red St George's Cross on a white field with the Union Flag in the upper left corner
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French and Indian War 1754–63French and Indian War 1754–63
French and Indian War began in 1754 and ended with the Treaty of Paris in 1763. The war provided Great Britain enormous territorial gains in North America
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Women’s Roles in the World War I era and the Russian RevolutionWomen’s Roles in the World War I era and the Russian Revolution
Eventually out the Middle East came the countries of Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, Iran, and Palestine. At the beginning of the war most all of Europe believed war would set things right, and even make life beautiful
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First World War Galleries Table of contentsFirst World War Galleries Table of contents
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[This is a post-print of an article published in Atlantic Studies/Global Currents[This is a post-print of an article published in Atlantic Studies/Global Currents
Global child-saving, transatlantic maternalism, and the pathologization of Caribbean childhood, 1920s-1940s
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