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An odd statement for a quasi-neo-imperialist to say, I know, but if the Colonials hadn't (justifiably) got shirty over lack of representation in Parliament, the British Empire would never have become the behemoth that it did.
Thanks to the rebellion/revolution, the British Government changed the way it conducted itself so as to ensure such an incident would never happen again.
Had they not, a revolution similar to that seen in France, 1789, would have very likely occurred on home turf.
The French leadership maintained their "all powerful" façade, and in assisting the American colonies, spent a fortune. This further angered their already irate people, who, in seeing that it could be done, decided to have a little revolution of their own.
So, with the economy booming thanks to renewed transatlantic trade between Fair Blighty and the newly formed United States and with Britain's arch enemy France focused on tearing itself apart, there was nothing to stop the Empire's expansion.

By 1922, it consisted of 458 million people across 13 million square miles.

22% of the Earth's habitable surface.

Thanks, Yanks!

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thegoodsamaritan Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome! :D
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BadMillennial Featured By Owner May 22, 2014
Napoléon was the real founder of the Second British Empire, since he squandered the resources of your main imperial rival by endless campaigns in Europe which did Britain little harm even when successful, while leaving the Royal Navy free to wander the world picking up whatever bits struck London's fancy. If that wasn't enough, he also ruined our lesser rivals like Spain and Holland. If Brits had any gratitude, he would occupy the fourth plinth in Trafalgar Square.
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malinborn Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
a very belated.. you're welcome
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SloppyJoe7 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Umm... Your welcome?
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talinuva Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013
And the sun still hasn't set.
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RennisTora Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Meh, I'm Canadian.
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ShawnLeroy Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Haha! A very enlightened look at History, my good fellow.
I agree. Some people say America is still "technically" a British colony. Best way to rule is from the shadows. Best slaves are those who think they are free. ;)
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shinsengumi77 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh God Dammit! :nuu:
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Marshall123x Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013
nice history lesson yo.
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darkecofreak23 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Student Writer
You're welcome, you tosh pot. lol ;)
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