Last week, we talked about empires. We talked about America empires such as the Aztec empire. We also, of course, talked about the British Empire and compared the two. One has vanished. The other is still going. There are a number of reasons for this. But the UK always had the upper hand because of its lengthy history and technology. Now, let’s talk a little bit more about the British Empire.

So, which countries did Britain have a hand in? Well, a great number of them! Last week, we mentioned that Britain had about 25% of the world under its control. Canada, Australia, Seychelles, nearly half of Africa, and India, among other countries, were part of the British Empire. Now, the next country I’m going to mention might shock some people.

What about America? Yes! But not the entire country. Remember the origins of the United States, I supposed before we were the United States. We were the 13 Colonies! We were under the control of Britain. So, yes, we were under the British Empire. At least part of America was. The eastern states were, and the Washington State area was as well.

World history is fascinating. There are thousands of books on the subject. It’s mandatory that we all learn about history as well, in school. This is because history repeats itself. If we learn from the mistakes of the past, perhaps we won’t make the same mistakes in the future. The world is getting smaller and the population is getting larger. Countries have a bad history of going to war. A world war with 7 billion people would probably be the most devastation in world history. And we don’t need that! Let’s, instead, learn from past mistakes and seek peace instead of war. Let’s learn the lessons from the failed British Empire.