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United Kingdom history cartoon buddy.

Hello Human Buddy... History it is said, is bunk. Well maybe to some but the dear old subject contains the very map to the path of all your human individual futures and endeavours and is not just a simple reflection of what events and peoples that have passed through planet earth in past times. It is all linked. Yesterday is a domino of today, affecting in subsequence the domino of tomorrow to affect all the dominoes of the future (As it has remained so and will do so throughout time. Each and every action of society causing a reaction to and by subsequent societies).

In this particular geographical area through both war and peace the British royal families have been an ultimate reflection of the many various changes both good and bad within the history of the British isles and of it's inhabitants way of life.(Some of my notes made of them, are listed upon this page) In today's world the royal family have no dictatorial power and are seen as figure-heads of the state only retaining the task of cementing all the various countries that make up the United Kingdom of Great Britain together, with a historical and present respect for the position of Queen or King.

From an historical background of internal and external wars, power struggles, commercial Empire building and social division where many upper class or wealthy parts of society treated both the British and Empire working population as virtual slaves, to lower class revolt and demonstrations for Democracy and social equality and justice for all not just the rich privileged few, culminating in the payment of a wage to politicians by the state, out of workers tax contributions to the state, so that any ordinary person would be able to enter Parliament not just land owners, commercial entities and those royalty connected. Also whilst for a long time indulging in the African native slave trade for commercial profit as did many so called enlightened nations. (The British were also instrumental in ending this heinous practise). Britain has evolved very well indeed thus far, and it is credit to this relatively small United Kingdom Island that many people from all over this large planet still wish to come and live their own lives on that small Island. Which gave away its Empire voluntarily to become a commonwealth of Nations partner. Not attempting to remain a virtual dictatorship of nations by military force and also by the use of trade control measures and coercion as it had been during Empire. The UK Parliament rightly devolved powers back to Wales and Scotland Parliaments and also contentionally to the non domestic foreign Brussels EU Parliament. However it is also Ironic that hard won social and economic changes by and for the people are at present under threat from their very popularity with citizens of other nations who do not have them for their own.

My history notes.

Here is how Britain evolved...
The Celt peoples had invaded and controlled the island by 200 BC, during which there were many various local tribal leaders. The Romans invaded Britain in 55 BC (Julius Caesar) and by 6O AD had control of the island to form the Roman province of Britannia, but only to the far reaching point of the Antonine and Hadrian walls area in Scotland (the Picts tribe were never totally subdued).
After the Romans had left (7th century), the Anglo Saxon tribes formed the first kingdoms in England (of Northumberland, Mercia, Wessex) forcing the Welsh from their lands.
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The countries of England and Wales were first united in 1536, and with the act of union 1707, Scotland united with England to form the United Kingdom.

Henry II invaded Ireland in 1711 and created Ulster the later king Henry VII started the process of English settlement to stabilise and pacify the area.

It was not until 1920 that Ulster (six counties) became officially part of the UK under the principle of self determination.

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