The political role of Great Britain in modern world
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Analyzing the current world political situation I wonder why
since the beginning of the twentieth century Great Britain, a colonial empire
in the past, been losing its influence in the world step by step and nowadays
it is worth speaking not about the British political but merely about holding
its own current stand? Why doesn’t it want Europe to be united and independent
of the US? This problem becomes more urgent nowadays when the American
influence’s weakening and the political opponent which prevents us from being a
full member of the European society. The U.K. takes part in all international
committees in Chechnya. Its territory is used by lots of anti – Russian
Wakhabbist organizations that provides Chechen terrorists and separatists. Its
subversive activities have the only aim to isolate Russia. And I couldn’t help
taking such a theme where I will analyze the British policy, explain it and try
to find alternatives for the English foreign political line.
After the Second World War England lost its political independence,
becoming an American satellite.
Forming the Anglo – American alliance was especially
influenced by the so – called Americanocentrist conceptions by Zbignev
Bzhezinski and Nicholas Spikesman.
According to Spikesman’s theory, the geographical authority
of any state takes shape by not its inland territories, but coastline. He
emphasizes three large centers of world power: the Atlantic Seashore of North
America and Europe and the Far East of Eurasia. These territories were called a
rimland. This way Great Britain and the US must from an alliance and that was
Being an American ally, England has become a reliable Fifth
Column in the European Union. The British government has been trying its best
to prevent Europe from unifying processes, once protesting against founding
European Central Bank and the singe European currency “euro” and attempting
together with the US to quarrel the European states with one another and to
direct their aggression against the third one like Yugoslavia. Due to its pro –
American foreign policy, Great Britain has become the second leader of the
North Atlantic Treaty Organization. right now the U.K. and the US are at the
head of all NATO’s military operations, like “The Shield of the desert”, “The
Storm in the desert”, in 1991, “The Fox in the desert” in 1998 and the anti –
Yugoslavian aggression in 1999. Speaking about the NATO’s last campaign, the
U.K. and the US destabilized an ethnic situation in Europe, because during the
NATO’s bombardments tens and thousands of thousands of Albanian refugees poured
into Germany, Albania and some other countries. That needs no saying, the
Albanians from Kosovo and Methokia complicated the social – political situation
in these states. Its result was the criminal increase and the growth of
unemployment among the immigrants.
This way we can make the only confusion: the foreign policy
of Great Britain (i.e. the US) in Europe has the aim to weaken the main
integrating power – Russia and Germany as much as possible.
As fro Germany, being a powerful state, it is spreading its
economic influence in Chechia, Slovakia and especially in Chernogoria where
President Milo Dzuganovich put DM in circulation instead of the Yugoslavian
Of course, it has weakened the British authority in the
Balkan region very much, and the English government cannot ignore it.
Unfortunately, the U.K.‘s forgotten it’s not a world power. That is why its
actions against every anti – British demarche of European countries are
extremely hasty and asymmetrical. Remember Prime – Minister of Great Britain
Anthony Blair’s intention of liquidating Russian landing troops in 1999 after
having occupied Slatino airport in Prishtina. To my mind it is clear what
consequences would have taken place after that.
But why is the British foreign policy so anti – German –
Russian? The work “The Geographical Axis of History” by English scientist
Halfrod McKinder answers it. According to his theory the alliance of Russia and
Germany to struggle for the world power against Great Britain and the US is
extremely dangerous and fatal for the last ones. Well now it is clear why the
buffer of averagly developed countries between Russia and Germany was formed
and what “Truman’s doctrine” was based on.
Thus nowadays the Anglo – American alliance has achieved its
aim, dividing our states and making our relations rather difficult and cool.
Following the American foreign political way, England must
carry the mutal responsibility for their blunders. The same situation is taking
place in Kosovo and Metkhia now. Due to the Anglo – American pro – Albanian and
anti – Serbian policy the UCK becomes more and more impudent, firing gat the
KFOR’s patrols, occupying Macedonian territory and assaulting tetovo while the
NATO’s doing nothing to protect Kosovo and Macedonia and to defeat the UCK
because of being only very anxious for its soldiers and nothing more. This way,
after the Anglo – American carrions crows’ triumphant air raids to Serbia the
NATO cannot cope with a small group of the UCK’s thugs (or does not want to do
it) and has to allow the Federal troops of Yugoslavia to patrol Kosovo’s part
of Yugoslavian – Macedonian boundaries near Preshevo. Such an embarrassing and
foolish situation, of course, has damaged the British authority in the world.
The prospects of the British co – operation with other
As a matter of fact there are only two alternatives of the
British foreign political development. The first one is changing nothing but
England should know nowadays most political analysists agree that soon playing
the role of a sort of a oikumena, the US will exert itself to the utmost. The
American industry and production cannot compete with the European ones not only
in the world but even in its domestic American market. It is the beginning of
the political and economic degradation of the USA without which the U.K. means
nothing. And it is out of question, no European state will want to deal with
the former American satellite. The British future is awful, I think.
But there is the second way: a very close both political and
economic co – operation with the Eurounion. Well, and what would Great Britain
be able to propose? firstly, the reorganization of the NATO’s troops into the
Eurounion’s ones, liquidation of the American military bases in Europe;
secondly, substituting dollars for “euros” in golden currency reserves of the
But what way will Great Britain prefer? Time will show.
Well, you see I have proved my hypothesis. In my work I have
come to the following conclusion unconsoling for Great Britain:
It does not run its own independent foreign policy, being
the US’s puppet;
Its pro – American position antagonizes other European
The British government must change its foreign policy as
quickly as it is possible.
The list of used literature.
Encyclopedia for Children “Avanta +”, volume # 12 “Russia”,
p. 640 – 642.
Encyclopedia for Children “Avanta +”, volume # 1 “World
History”, p. 610 – 613, 657 – 658.
Encyclopedia for Children “Avanta +”, volume # 13 “States,
Peoples, Civilizations”, p. 129, 246, 272, 276, 367, 369.
“Politicians and Rulers”. T. Varlamova, p. 506.
“Russia: the 20-th century. Politics and Culture”. N.
Starikov, p. 410.
“The Geographical Axis of History”. H. McKinder.
“The Politology”. M. Marchenko, p. 375.
This way I have put forward the following hypothesis: the
political authority of Great Britain is nominal nowadays.
To prove it I have used the following methods of getting the
Making Comparisons and Analogies.
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