untrue. americans are the second most arrogant and self-righteous people in history. they learned it from the british, who even in irrelevancy are as pompous and insufferable as ever. the op is a perfect example of this.
as for third-world status, we'll be right behind you, bro. see you there. bring a bottle of buckfast and your best tracksuit. it's gonna be a party.
"went well"? you were laughing about vietnam earlier, but your empire racked up more defeats in any given half-century than america has in its entire existence. and how did it all end? with mighty britain becoming the first empire-builder in history ever to be reduced to the status of vassal state by one of its former colonies -- almost willingly, mind you!
good information, thanks.
histrionic nonsense. this is a chapter of history that hasn't even been written yet. are you a fortune-teller, dude?
should i keep going? why not. here's the story of one of my favorites. a bunch of mulattoes and ex-slaves in haiti defeated the french and gained the independence of their country. britain, fearing it would lose access to haiti's all-important sugar fields (as well as fearing that the revolution might spread to their colonies, such as jamaica) sent the largest expeditionary force in its history (at the time) -- over 40,000 men -- and had their asses handed to them on a silver platter by a bunch of machete-wielding psychos who used the corpse of a white infant impaled on a stick as a battle flag.
here's a couple for starters, retard: afghanistan 1842, 1880, and 1919.
During the early 19th centaury, Britain had enormous interests in terms of trade on the Indian subcontinent. It was essential, from the point of view of the British, that a friendly government be place in Kabul to control the various tribes of Afghanistan and prevent opposition to the British rule in India. The previous puppet government, led by Shah Shuja, in Afghanistan had collapsed and so British and Indian forces marched on Kabul in 1840 in to restore their power. Despite initial military successes, by 1842 a popular revolt forced the occupying forces to retreat from the country. A massacre then followed as 20,000 British and Indian troops were attacked relentlessly on the long march back to India. It is said that there was only 1 survivor of the retreat from Afghanistan, one Dr. W. Brydon. A second British incursion into Afghanistan came in 1878 when military planners decided upon the need to counter a perceived threat from Russian imperialist interests by establishing the borders of the empire north of India. Although better prepared for the campaign than in 1840, Anglo-Indian forces once again failed to realise that the fractured Afghan tribes would unite to cast the British out. This took a long time to happen, after major British victories at the Khyber Pass and Kandahar they reached Kabul and began to take petty vengeance on the Afghan people. By 1880 the British once again prepared for a military withdrawal as it had become clear that they were fighting the kind of attritional battle that they could never win. Constant attacks from the various fractured tribes were wearing the men down. The tribes finally united under one banner when the British were decisively defeated outside Kandahar in 1880. The rest of the army, given changing political conditions in Britain, had no choice but to withdraw to India. Afghanistan finally did recognise its ties to Russia after the brief war of 1919 when Afghan forces attacked the British in India. So soon after World War 1 the British had no will to fight another war and so with a peace agreement came a recognition of Afghan autonomy and Afghanistan's official recognition of the new Soviet government.