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3. Being a British American

3. Being a British American

Prof: Okay. So Thursday, last–long ago, last week, we began to set the scene for this course by talking about the experience of being a British colonist, and as you remember we talked about the connection the colonists had with England both positive and negative; we talked about their sense of England–and particularly London–as being the sort of the center of the empire and almost the center of the universe; and we talked about the colonists’ simultaneous concerns about maybe…

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Zionism, Arabism & Colonialism in the Middle East | BETWEEN 2 WARS I 1936 Part 1 of 3

Zionism, Arabism & Colonialism in the Middle East | BETWEEN 2 WARS I 1936 Part 1 of 3

Agreements made during the Great War drew arbitrary borders through the sands of the Middle East without regard for ethnic or religious groups. Newly found oil reserves spark further tensions as the Western occupants have even less incentive to let go off the region. Many people of the Jewish faith move to Palestine, wishing to establish a new state there while the Palestinians feel like their lands are being taken from them. By the 1930s, the middle east has become…

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Awkward Exes: Britain & America 1976 – Allies With Benefits (by We Are Thomasse)

Awkward Exes: Britain & America 1976 – Allies With Benefits (by We Are Thomasse)

Oh Britain! Oh America! Happy birthday States! I can’t wait for you to unwrap my package! Oh, Kingdom: I’m so glad we’re back to being allies with benefits. We have a very special relationship. But you’re sure Europe is ok with this, right? Who cares? I’m tired of the EEC telling me what to do. Look, you know I’m all about free trade. But you are in a Union with Europe now. I don’t want to mess anything up. It’s…

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Americans Try To Pronounce Massachusetts Towns

Americans Try To Pronounce Massachusetts Towns

– I got a few cousins that know their “Glow-chest-ers” from their “Glow-sters”. (buzzer buzzing) So, I think I can do this. – [Voiceover] “Bill-rica.” – It sounds like someone’s name. – “Bill-air-ica.” – It is an alternate name for America. – Is the double L pronounced like a Y like in Spanish? – “Bee-yer-ica.” – How else can you possibly pronounce this? – “Bill-rica.” Then where’s, there’s an E there that everyone’s forgetting about! – I like it better…

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If You Live in Freedom, Thank the British Empire

If You Live in Freedom, Thank the British Empire

Over the last 400 years, what power has done the most to spread the ideals of limited government, an independent judiciary, certain inalienable rights, and free markets? That power would be the British Empire. It was Britain that gave these ideals to the United States. It was the British Empire, the largest empire the world has ever known, which made these ideals global aspirations. It was the British Empire, along with America, that defended these ideals in two colossal world…

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What Do Europeans Really Think About British culture?

What Do Europeans Really Think About British culture?

The weather British food drinking tea oh god okay separate hot and cold taps nightmare What’s wrong with you people?! like the rest of the world has figured this out how would you like to die? by freezing, or by boiling?! every time i wash my hands i actually wash my hands this way two seconds on cold, a second and a half on hot and then it’s fine i’ve done that! i’ve done that. you know what i came…

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The Immigration History of the United States of America

The Immigration History of the United States of America

Immigration. It’s been the defining characteristic of America since before our country even began, so it’s important to remind ourselves of our rich history…of where we all came from to create this one-of-a-kind melting pot of people that is the United States in the 21st century. The first successful colony in America was established in 1607 in Jamestown, Virginia by English settlers. But, these first europeans arrived in a land that was already home to other people. To indigenous, Native…

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British Citizens SHOCKED To Learn How Badly Americans Get Screwed On Healthcare

British Citizens SHOCKED To Learn How Badly Americans Get Screwed On Healthcare

An amazing new video is gone viral on social media posted by the Twitter account politics, Joe underscore U K and in this video, Britains were asked how much they think American citizens pay for certain kinds of healthcare. You know, certain services at the hospital or at the doctor or certain medications. And all of them were shocked at how badly American citizens are getting screwed with our healthcare system. Here’s a brief sniff a snippet from this video….

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