The British Empire and the Kingdom of France started to colonize North America in 1580. Fought each other in several “Indian” wars. The last Indian war between the French and British was made by colonist George Washington sent in 1753 by the British governor of Virginia, Dinwiddie to negotiate with French and Iroquois Indians.
Little Corporal Washington won on both accounts and was promoted in 1754 to the rank of British lieutenant-colonel. This incident ignited the French and Indian War, which later became part of the larger ‘Seven Years’ War.
After a number of skirmishes, Washington was promoted in 1769 to the rank of British General. Following the Tea Party in 1773, the first American Congress created 1775 the Continental Army and named George Washington Commander in chief as some who knew very well British ways and means.
British Empire lost in 1775-1783 the American Revolutionary War or First Civil war against 13 colonies in North America that adopted the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. The British Empire disapproved and started a war.
Stubborn King George III sent a fleet and armies of 22 000 British and 20 000 German soldiers to support 25 000 loyalists. Most of the British troops died, half of the Germans died, and a half became Americans.
As 50 00 of the freedom fighters of the United States of America stood no chance alone, they called and received help from France, Spain, and most countries of Europe who objected to the dominance of the British Empire and won the American Revolutionary war.
In 1783, the United Kingdom recognized American independence, but the spirit of the British Empire didn’t. The Treaty of Paris, signed in Paris by representatives of King George III of Great Britain and representatives of the United States of America on September 3, 1783, officially ended the American Revolutionary War.
The British Empire paid France back by instigating the French revolution of 1789. Louis XVI lost firstly crown, then his head. In violation of The Treaty of Paris, British Empire continued to hassle the American shores. The USA paid back and declared war on Great Britain in 1812 and won it by 1815.
Napoleon sold to the US Louisiana for $15 000 000 because he needed funds for his Grand Armée. The purchase added 828,394 square miles and doubled the size of the U.S. British Empire strongly disapproved of this sale, said: patience is a virtue.
From 1830 the USA started building railroads from coast to coast from North to South and launched multiple industries. The American Civil War of 1861-1865, between the Confederacy and the Northern United States, was instigated by the ruling class of the British Empire.
Napoleon III was eager to meddle, but the tug between needed imports of cotton and exports of French deluxe goods, wines, etc.. was won by the French exporters, and became pro-Union. Britain financed blockade runners that sent munitions and luxuries to Confederate ports in return for cotton and tobacco and built 2 warships for Confederacy.
The British elite supported the Confederacy, which hoped for military intervention by Britain and France but failed on both counts. British Empire failed to split the USA. Union canceled slavery and plunged into the Industrial Revolution, and built by the year 1870 some 100 000 miles of railroads.
British Empire started in 1881 to lose First Place labels in Science, Industry, Agriculture, and Trade; worse yet, many of them initially carried the labels First discovered, made, and introduced in Britain. Queen Victoria didn’t like it and instructed British Elite to do something about it ASAP.
Therefore from 1890 on, the British Elite of the British Empire masterminded of creation of blocks of states, Entente Cordiale with France signed in 1904. Britain became aligned with France and Russia against Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Italy, which made WWI inevitable.
The list of World events from 1890 to 2020 shows that British Empire meddled all over the world to return its greatness. It remembered that before becoming 1850 an Empire with a 450 million population and half of the global GDP, remember in 1580, it was no more than a nonsignificant island in the backwaters of Europe.
The British Elite of the British Empire found out by 1890 that the number of labels of Britain was “first to discover,” “first to invent”, “first to produce”, “first to develop”, “first to introduce,” “first to occupy” started to shrink rapidly. British Elite noticed that social and technological progress started to move to other countries; therefore British Empire began sagging.
The British Elite started to ask the right questions, “Why is that Q1?”, “Who are the competitors Q2?” and “How to repair the damage Q3?”, look for the right answers, and apply them ruthlessly. Answer to Q1: age of British Empire, size of England, size of Empire, success, and envy of competitors. Answer to Q2: the USA, German Empire, French Republic, Russian Empire, Austrian Empire, Ottoman Empire, Japanese Empire. To many Empires to the British taste.
Answer to Q1: the competitors from Europe have learned from the experiences of the British Empire to well.
Answer to Q2: the French Republic, the German, Austrian, Russian, and Osman Empires.
Answer to Q3: keep them close to your breast to better hug or squeeze them, control them to the utmost, don’t have eternal friends, enemies, or competitors but interests, take as much and give as little as possible, divide and rule, use the contradictions between competitors, make the competitors compete with each other, if the fight is inevitable hire a rapier, let the others fight in your place, eliminate the danger completely if it is within your reach, use propaganda.
British Empire manipulated the creation of the Federal Reserve in 1910-1913 by playing the Democrats against Republicans. Federal Reserve demonstrated its efficiency by creating the Big Depression of 1929. “The bill passed on December 22, 1913, and President Wilson signed it into law the next day. Later he regretted what he had done. He is reported to have said before he died, “I have unwittingly ruined my country.”
Manipulations by the British Empire of Cordial Entente with the Triple Axis will inevitably lead to WWI from 28 July 1914 to 11 November 1918. A pretext was badly needed and rapidly found in the Balkans, AKA the killing of Archduke Ferdinand in Sarajevo in 1914. The number of killings by terrorists, anarchists, and freedom fighters of all sorts of high-ranking persons in Europe rose dramatically starting in 1890.
British Empire had at its disposal the anglophile clique around Wilhelm II, cousin of George V, and another anglophile clique around Nicolas II. Actually, it was the only Empire out of 5 in Europe that could have stopped WWI. Alas and lack, it chooses to reduce the number of many Empires in Europe to British Empire.
The strategic mistake that cost 800 000 lives of British soldiers in France. Underestimation of new armaments. Who won WWI? British Empire – NO, German Empire – NO, Russian Empire – NO, Austrian Empire – NO, Ottoman Empire – NO. American Empire – YES. There be a surprise from British Empire in the near future – there will be a replay called WWII.
British intelligence services were superior to German and nonexistent American ones. The USA was moved from neutrality to declare in April 1914 the war against Germany that tried to block shipments to Britain with submarine attacks.
The British Empire still ruled the waves and presumed to rule the world politics, masterminded the dismemberment of the fallen Empires, and reintroduced the gold standard. British empire blocked the access of its markets to the USA, thus creating the Wall Street Crash of 1929, which turned into the Great Depression.
The USA answered with the New Deal. On 30 September 1938, Adolf Hitler, Benito Mussolini, Edouard Daladier, and British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain signed the Munich Pact. British Empire started “appeasement” operations against Germany, helped Adolf Hitler to become the chancellor of the Third Reich, let him unite with Austria, occupy the Sudeten part of Czechoslovakia on 1 October 1938.
The former Russian Empire lost in WWI, lost its Emperor, and lived through the Civil War from 1917-to 1921 to be reborn under the Trozkist label the USSR. The USA took a major part in the building in the USSR of 9000 factories from 1927 to 1940, and German companies participated and delivered. By 1939 Russia had reached major objectives of industrialization and collectivization and got rid of the old pre-1917 revolution guard.
To be continued…