|QUOTE (Borras81 @ Thursday, Aug 16 2012, 23:39)|
|I'm Welsh, I know a lot of foreigners think of Britain as England, but years ago a succession of English kings and Queens gradually subjugated Wales and Scotland and brought them under English rule, then forced us to sign the act of union creating Great Britain. Once this was done the " British " ( England ) then started colonising other countries against their will and creating the British Empire. We in Wales and Scotland are expected to sing God Save Our Illegal Queen ! This is why the Welsh men playing in team gb football at the olympics refused to sing it. I hope Wales and Scotland get independence at some point in the future, I also hope Australia and Canada do also. As for America they already did by winning the war of independence, it's funny how no English people like to talk about that ! I'm ashamed to be associated with the British empire, it's just illegal occupation dressed up as being noble because a royal family ordered it. I know the Aussies have a joke which goes " how do you know a plane load of pons has just landed in Australia ? - You can still hear whining even after the engines have been switched off ! "Australians are lucky, they at least live the other side of the world from the poms, but I have to live only 6 miles from the border of pomy land !|
You got to be joking, right? Britain is all of the British Isles(besides Ireland). If you lived 200 or so years ago then I could understand your want for independence, but this is now in 2012. Whales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and England get on fine now
, as one country. When I think of Britain, I think of the whole island of Great Britain, Northern Ireland and the surrounding islands. When I think of England (also Scotland, Whales, Northern Ireland and the Isle of Mann), I think of it as more of a state/territory of the UK. Like Victoria, or New South Whales, here in Australia. As for Canada and Australia, we have independence from Britain. We are seprate, self-running countries. We are apart of Commonwealth, which League of Nations that all(besides two, if I'm correct) were once in the British Empire. In a way you could say we are ruled by Britain still (because of the Monarchy), but the we are independent countries.
So, your saying that Quebec could survive as a country economically?