How Powerful is the UK?

The United Kingdom once ruled a fourth of the entire world’s population, but where does it stand on the power scale today?


The British Empire was once the world’s largest global power, thriving for over four centuries / for over 400 years. With a history like that, it begs the question: just how powerful is the UK today? TestTube Daily takes a look at the world’s first superpower and its influence in modern times.

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