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?

Subscribe! http://bit.ly/1BbWEvB

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.

To learn why the UK might be departing from the EU, click here: http://testu.be/1p320qJ

Learn More:
The Sad, Dark End of the British Empire
http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2014/08/the-sad-end-of-the-british-empire-110362.html#ixzz3ILAmJaDC
“During the 19th and early 20th centuries, Britain had dominion over so many portions of the Earth it was said, famously, that “the sun never set on the British Empire.” Since the end of World War II, however, that sun has been steadily dipping toward the horizon. Today, sundown is truly at hand.”

These Photos Show Why Britain’s Small Military Is So Powerful
http://www.businessinsider.com/british-armed-forces-flickr-images-2013-12?op=1

The Global Financial Centres Index15
http://www.longfinance.net/images/GFCI15_15March2014.pdf
GFCI Ranks and Ratings for 2014

Department for International Development: UK Aid Syria Response
https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/372924/DFID-Syria-Humanitarian-Programme-Summary2014.11.11.pdf
“As conflict continues in Syria, millions of people are in desperate need of assistance. The UK has committed £700 million of support in response to the humanitarian crisis, including food, medical care and relief items for over a million people in Syria and the region.”

Watch More:
Strength of Nations Playlist
http://bit.ly/1xVm53W

Subscribe to TestTube Daily!
http://bit.ly/1BbWEvB
_________________________

TestTube’s new daily show is committed to answering the smart, inquisitive questions we have about life, society, politics and anything else happening in the news. It’s a place where curiosity rules and together we’ll get a clearer understanding of this crazy world we live in.

Watch more TestTube: http://testtube.com/testtubedailyshow/

Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=testtubenetwork

TestTube on Twitter https://twitter.com/TestTube

Tara Long on Twitter https://twitter.com/TaraLongest

Trace Dominguez on Twitter https://twitter.com/TraceDominguez

TestTube on Facebook https://facebook.com/testtubenetwork

TestTube on Google+ http://gplus.to/TestTube

Download the New TestTube iOS app! http://testu.be/1ndmmMq

Comments

comments