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How important is Britain to the United States ?

I know they have the so called ''special relationship'', and you dont need to be an expert to see how close they are. They always act together, it seems that they both need each other. Im not much familiar with the topic so i would like to hear some opinions about it. Also, do you think its possible that the both nations break their relationship ? What exactly is that keeps them together ? And what would happen if, lets say, a conflict occur between them ? How important they are for each other ?

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago
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    The "special relationship" you spoke of was a phrase coined by British Prime Minister Winston Churchill in the post World War II era. It is meant to describe that they were the two prominent defenders of the Western World at the time.

    Why are we so close? Several reasons. For one, the United States was founded by British citizens, and so we share strong roots. Also, we both speak the same language, again because we were founded by the British. Common language is a much stronger unifier than many give it credit for. But mostly, it is because we share the same morals and values of right and wrong, freedom and order, liberty and justice.

    We both have very strong economies and the trade work we do in the Atlantic is a critical joint venture.

    The United States and Britain are indisputably the most militarily powerful countries in the world. Should a conflict occur between us, then that would spell trouble. It is highly unlikely that the United States and the United Kingdom would ever go to war with one another, but if they did then it would seriously offset world politics. As such, we often use our militaries in tandem with one another, and have helped one another in conflicts across the globe because of our similar ideals.

    So on a scale of one to ten, how important is Britain to the United States and vice versa? 10. They are arguably our closest allies on the planet. I encourage you to read the sources below, as they provide excellent information on the two Nations' Relations.

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    • 6 years agoReport

      Nevertheless, I find your answer silly and uneducated. And it's a shame too. Because America use to really be great. But uneducated people like you have ruined America for everyone.

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  • Darren
    Lv 6
    9 years ago

    Read the book "Charlie Wilson's War: The Extraordinary Story of the Largest Covert Operation in History" and you will understand how important it is for the United States to have allies like Great Britain.

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  • mark
    Lv 7
    9 years ago

    Common language, common culture and as a result, common interests. They are very important to each other. We may disagree about our foreign policy but its unlikely that we will find ourselves on separate sides of a military encounter. At least in the near future. 100 years from now, anything can happen

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  • 4 years ago

    The Bible does not fairly consult with the US and Britain as a results of fact neither existed in biblical cases. Do you relatively think of there became a Washington DC 2 thousand years in the past? aside from that, people who contributed to what we now consult with as a results of fact the Bible had no know-how of lands so some distance far off from their very own. there became actual a time whilst the two cutting-side-day places - uk and Europe - have been a single land mass. some say that became thousands and thousands of years in the past, others say hundreds. in line with possibility the land mass now accepted as North us of a became very different hundreds of years in the past. merely as us of a became the recent international to the Britons who colonised it (a land of puzzle) so any land some distance far off from Israel/Palestine/Jordan (i.e. lands regularly occurring to Bibilical prophets and such) have been merely as mysterious if no longer thoroughly unknown. Columbus landed by possibility in Jamaica whilst attempting to come across the recent international (us of a) as a results of fact no person became particular if the recent international actual existed. by the way, Columbus did no longer detect Jamaica as a results of fact there have been Arawak Indians already there on the island who have been rapidly massacred.

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  • Joshua
    Lv 5
    9 years ago

    Im pretty sure the majority of Americans really do not care about Britain. When I think of Britain I think of people whom think they are special, or a grade above everyone else. To be honest at a world level they really contribute nothing. Could I be friends with a brit, sure if they were not a pompous ***.

    What i find funny is the fact that some brits claim they want no relationship with us, but if they ever had to face REAL war times, they would be STOMPED without our full support. They act as if we are inferior, but we are the iron wall that protects countries like them from world enemies.

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  • 9 years ago

    Well, seeing as the United States went to war to break away from Britain back in the day, I wouldn't say that they're all that close at heart.

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  • 9 years ago

    Tony Montana - yeah right - thats why we always back you in your illegal wars huh!!

    In the UK we don't want a special relationship with the US, we are Europeans first and foremost and are sick of bringing home our troops in body bags after they have been shot by your trigger happy soldiers in friendly fire incidents. We believed Obama was a new era after the corrupt/thick Bush , but oh no - the 1st thing he did was send back a Churchill bust donated to the US, then he spouted off about the Mao Mao and don't even get me started on The Falklands issue. There is no special relationship, we don't want it, we don't need it and it isn't necessary for us at all.

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    America is Great Britain's little sister. Great Britain picked on her at first until she proved she was not to be bullied. They've had one anothers back since then.

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  • 9 years ago

    Don't forget America backed Britain in the world wars. We are closely allied. They both have the goal to ruin their economies and become partners in the one global world government. Why else do you think these governments in charge are ruining their countries? Its all in the plan.

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    No one is perfect but from where we sit those poor wild Americans need all the help they can get from the old foe.

    Britain unlike America managed to avoid being stupid enough to make alcohol illegal (haha prohibition), win significant wars successfully all over the world despite its size (France an Britain 200 years war while the US is only 200 odd years old.), avoided being stupid enough to make guns legal.

    Britain has a history of success and ingenuity that allowed it while being one of the smallest nations in the world to have the largest empire of ALL TIME and history speaks for itself with England.

    1000 years of never being conquered and 100 years imperial expansion.

    Roman Empire - 1000 years continuous expansion, legal establishment of the world. City state of Rome controls Europe, Africa now holds head of the Catholic Church.

    Greek Empire - Inventors of philosophy, Democracy, all known fields of science and medicine. (Hermetic oath)

    Magna Carta 1215, The Magna Carta is considered the founding document of English liberties and hence American liberties. The influence of Magna Carta can be seen in the United States Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Article 21 from the Declaration of Rights in the Maryland Constitution of 1776 reads:

    "That no freeman ought to be taken, or imprisoned, or disseized of his freehold, liberties, or privileges, or outlawed, or exiled, or in any manner destroyed, or deprived of his life, liberty, or property, but by the judgment of his peers, or by the law of the land."

    We have better teeth LOL!, and 4000 years of history.

    The oldest proto-human bones discovered in England date from 700,000 years ago. The discovery, of Homo erectus remains, was made in what is today Norfolk and Suffolk.

    Americans suffer a sense national narcissism as a result of having to be so falsely altruistic in order to survive whilst watching their backs all the time.

    False altruism is a form of compulsive lying which after a long time leads the creation of unrealistic personal realities.

    Plus the government’s selling point of the dream can't help either. (Of which they don't have much choice given the size and nature of the US)

    We see this manifest in American local and foreign policy; get with the program so to speak!

    We think you need to start looking after your selves a lot better.

    Oh and the war thing was just some treacherous prime market coup and a pervasive power grab.

    You were given a statue by the french after we beat them in a 200 year war, the treacherous Rothchilds bank rolled all wars and sided with who ever they thought would win, they took no sides and sent thousands to their deaths in wars making loads of cash and pervasive power over man.

    Your only free when you have mastered your self!

    Oh and we practically invented the world!

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