Originally Posted by TheXand
You're such a cheery fellow Dayve. Except the British Empire didn't do most of that, abolished slavery globally, brought peace, science, progress and civilisation to all corners of the globe, gave the world the modern age including industrialisation, modern medicine and modern schools of thought, and sacrificed the entire Empire stopping the evils of Imperial Japan and the Third Reich and faced nuclear obliteration stopping the Soviet Union too. Just for laughs.
Abolished slavery after getting rich from slavery. Brought peace after brutal invasions and suppression of any and all attempts to regain freedom. Brought science, progress and civilization to countries that had been building breath-takingly beautiful and complex marble palaces for centuries. Forced upon the world an industrial system of slavery in factories owned by the rich which they never asked for whereas life before had been one of farming your own private, pollution-free land. Modern medicine which the Germans invented, modern schools of thought - providing that thought was utter submission to a foreign people for the enrichment of a tiny handful who cared only about wealth and power. Sacrificed the lives of hundreds of thousands of young men fighting to stop that land they had stolen from being pillaged by anybody but the British royal family. Faced nuclear obliteration by getting involved in a dick-measuring contest between the two most paranoid and aggressive nations on earth.
Shove your opinions, right up where the sun never sets (or shines either).
And stop looking upon things you had nothing to do with with pride. You can't have pride in something you did not achieve, and you didn't achieve it.