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The Empire Within

  • Andrew Gamble
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Abstract

The second circle of England is Greater Britain, and in particular the British Empire, the vast overseas territories which were acquired over the course of three centuries and then surrendered within the space of three decades. This is the circle which appears least visible today, but whose legacies still throw a long shadow across British politics. It is the weakening of Empire that has undermined the Union as well as throwing into stark relief the choice between Europe and America for the future of British politics.

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British Rule British People American Coloni British State British History 
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