The British Empire and the Geography of Power

How did Britain become a superpower in the 19th century? 

What is the legacy of British colonialism today?

Why did the British Empire decline?

 Why does Britain continue to have international power and influence today?

 

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The British Empire and the Geography of Power
How did Britain become a superpower in the 19th century?

Britain became a superpower through colonialism; this is a system by which an external
nation takes control of a territory in another part of the world, often by force. It then
reinforces…

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it couldn't maintain its power within the empire. By the late 1960s, most of Britain's
territories had become independent countries.

Why does Britain continue to have international power and influence today?

Britain is a major player in international affairs and fulfils an important role in the EU, UN and
Nato.…

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