Could Britain win a war against Russia?

If Britain tried to invade Russia then no, if Russia tried to invade Britain then yes as article 5 of NATO would be triggered and the western world would come to Britain's defense. The two countries are quite far away geographically

Why would Hitler invade Poland knowing they were an ally of Britain?

Because Ribbentrop told Hitler and convinced him the western powers wouldn't go to war over Danzig based on their previous appeasement policy.

Why is American English different from British English, even though America once was a colony of Great Britain?

Linguistic drift is a very odd thing. Throughout English Canada, there's a weird blend of US and British influence. Consider this common sign: "Tire Centre."Some time ago, TVOntario (a sort of Ontario equivalent of  PBS) ran interest courses. You could buy notes, a textbook, and follow the series on television. I signed up for one on the

What could have happened in WW2 if Nazi Germany had deployed strategic heavy bombers such as the He-177? Would they have been able to win the Battle of Britain, or successfully invade the Soviet Union?

It depends. Where do the resources to build, crew, fuel etc the bombers come from?If you want enough of them to matter, you need lots of resources. The British and Americans launched 1000 bomber raids with aircraft of the same sort

Why do people from Britain say they are driving on the 'right' side of the road?

Because driving on the left is in fact the correct side of the road in Britain. If you doubt that, experiment by driving on the right and see how far you get.There is another answer too though. British people take pleasure in annoying other

What if the EU invaded Britain through the Channel Tunnel?

As this question is presumably predicated on a post Brexit scenario, ignoring all the very basic tactical retorts, the EU army would be facing the British Army, you know the one that currently is the best in the EU with massive amounts of combat experience in everything from Urban guerilla warfare in NI, seaborne

Will Britain's HS2 connect to Heathrow and the channel tunnel?

No. I think the plan to connect Heathrow to HS2 has been abandoned and the line is now set to run north from Euston Station without a west loop. Terminating at Euston will mean HS2 is very close to the tunnel train (St Pancras is about 10 minutes walk away) but, as far as I

Why did American TV shows in Britain fail to rid the British of their regional accents? Is it a sign most British people are so poor they can't afford a TV licence?

According to the TV licensing body, about 95% of households have a TV license.As for regional accents, why should they disappear, and what does it have to do with TV licensing? The reason show US TV shows region accents in London, Manchester, Birmingham

How will people smugglers get migrants into Britain if the Channel Tunnel is effectively closed?

The Channel Tunnel isn't the most common route for illegal immigrants, security is pretty tight and crossing the tunnel undiscovered is dangerous. A fair amount of illegals attempting this route die along the way.It's far more common for illegal immigrants to arrive by plane or boat (there are several ferries

What steps must one take to become a member of parliament (in Britain)?

The only two (2) essential steps are to stand and be elected in one of the 650 or so FPTP constituencies.If you're asking, how do most MPs actually do it, then you need to be selected by one of the

What are some good movies to learn about British history? I have watched 'The Last Kingdom' and I'm planning to watch 'The Tudors'.

I'll give you a hint. Neither of those.Bernard Cornwell, the original author of the Last Kingdom, maintains a high level of historical accuracy throughout his books, although some liberties are taken for narrative purposes e.g he frequently stated that he didn't do Aethelred

Why are British Sea Power so underrated?

Because they aren;t really that good.When they had their first single in the charts (was it number 13 or something) I toddled upstairs in my pub/venue to watch them.Unfortunately for them they were on last being the headline band in that room with a fire safety capacity of 150. Because they were in the charts 250 were of course

What screams 'I'm British'?

It was last Tuesday night, and I was staying in a hostel, in a room with 9 teen girls. At about midnight, the room was dead silent. My eyes were shut, when the second I was about to fall asleep, I heard banging in the distance which woke me up. The banging stopped for about a

Are British people more sophisticated than Canadians and Americans?

As with any population there are highly sophisticated people and not so sophisticated in Britain.I would say as a population, the British are a bit more reserved and formal in their approaches. That said my grandparents were from there and they

How is New-Labour different from the Old Labour Party?

New Labour is Tory-lite. Old Labour's roots were in socialism - society looks after its weak and vulnerable. I recommend this blogger, Another Angry Voice, for many astute and informed analyses including this one which will I believe help answer your question. The "New Labour are Left Wing" Myth

How to tell the difference between an Australian and an English accent? Obviously there are many regional differences, but are there any tricks to quickly differentiate

The quickest way to tell an Australian accent is listen for the tell tale slang used in their conversation like ... "G'day mate. How's it goin'?" or  "No worries'', even "Good on ya'', "I reckon'' and "She'll be right'' is typically Australian. An older

What does Australia think of Britain?

Very fond of Britain. Almost all my ancestors hailed from Britain - from every extent, literally, Cornwall to Orkney, Ireland to the Channel Isles* and all places in between. Britain has had a huge influence upon Australia, language of course, plus our developed system of

How is England and Britain the same?

They aren't.Britain is the Island where England, Scotland and Wales reside.The British Isles consists of Britain, Ireland and their surrounding smaller islands.The UK is the country including England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland (as well as numerous over seas territories around the world).And England is one nation among 3 others (Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland) which make up the

What's classy if you're liberal, but trashy if you're conservative?

Assuming a Muslim person wants you to protect them and be their best friend because they are Muslim. Just walking up to Muslims who happen to be strangers and declaring how much you support them. As a more conservative person I seriously doubt

What can people in countries outside the US do to prevent the US restaurant tipping culture from taking root locally?

I don't believe that there is a cultural shift towards tipping outside of the US. So, I say carry on as we always have.I know that certain restaurants add this 'suggested tip', particularly for tables of over 12 where it may be compulsory, but other than that it

In Great Britain, what is the difference between the Liberal Democrats and the Labour Party?

Firstly a little history. It's a mistake to think of Liberal Democrats in terms of left or right. They are Liberal - which is neither left or right.Before socialism was a concept, the spectrum of political parties wasn't measured from left to right, it measured from libertarian (freedom of the individual) to authoritarian (the centralised power of the

Is Britain the same as Great Britain?

Mostly, it's just a short form as in saying

Is E2 7LL a nice area to live in London?

E2 7LL postcode is a very specific area, probably a road with 20–200 homes. If you go to the UK website rightmove you can see houses for sale or rent on this postcode or you can choose a wider area - within a quarter mile.You can look at how expensive the properties are,

What is the deal with British people and the way they wash their dishes?

Using a dishwasher, even for a large family, takes a lot of work, a lot of water, and a lot of electric power. First we scrape or even clean off the dishes(1) before we put them in the machine, then we put

What is the dining etiquette in Britain?

Dining etiquette for toasts. The most common toast is cheers, or to your health. Sometimes there is a toast at the end of a very formal meal to the queen, the king, or the royal family.TABLE MANNERSDining etiquette for utensils. The English do not switch knives and forks. The knife remains in the right hand, and the fork remains

What makes Britain great?

In Cornwall in 1986, in Truro, the tiny quaint 'capital', there was graffiti sprayed on a wall.  The graffiti said: "English Go Home."  Cornwall is a county in the far South West of England, yet there remain some few Kernuik (Cornish) who believe it remains as Briton's land.  This is Britain

When did Indian food become popular in Britain?

The ‘Raj' ... Britain's political presence in India, lasting, as it did, for a couple of centuries,is largely the reason. Whole generations of British people lived in India, sometimes for all of their lives. It would had been odd if at

When did the British Whigs become liberals?

Over the Corn Laws, early to mid 19th century.The corn laws prohibited the import of corn unless the price of corn in UK rose above a specified limit. The intention was to support farmers and farming, but political manoevering tended to raise the lower limit - largely because Parliament, both Commons and Lords, was largely controlled by major

Where is it most crazy right now, Trump's America or Brexit Britain?

It's a dead heat.The political divide in America is widening, with both political extremes accusing their rivals of everything from treason to baby-eating. The last time things got this agitated, Civil War broke out.The political rift over Brexit shows no sign of healing, and whatever the outcome half

In Great Britain, what is the difference between the Liberal Democrats and the Labour Party?

Firstly a little history. It's a mistake to think of Liberal Democrats in terms of left or right. They are Liberal - which is neither left or right.Before socialism was a concept, the spectrum of political parties wasn't measured from left to right, it measured from libertarian (freedom of the individual) to authoritarian (the centralised power of the

Is Britain the same as Great Britain?

Mostly, it's just a short form as in saying

Is E2 7LL a nice area to live in London?

E2 7LL postcode is a very specific area, probably a road with 20–200 homes. If you go to the UK website rightmove you can see houses for sale or rent on this postcode or you can choose a wider area - within a quarter mile.You can look at how expensive the properties are,

What is the deal with British people and the way they wash their dishes?

Using a dishwasher, even for a large family, takes a lot of work, a lot of water, and a lot of electric power. First we scrape or even clean off the dishes(1) before we put them in the machine, then we put

What is the dining etiquette in Britain?

Dining etiquette for toasts. The most common toast is cheers, or to your health. Sometimes there is a toast at the end of a very formal meal to the queen, the king, or the royal family.TABLE MANNERSDining etiquette for utensils. The English do not switch knives and forks. The knife remains in the right hand, and the fork remains

What makes Britain great?

In Cornwall in 1986, in Truro, the tiny quaint 'capital', there was graffiti sprayed on a wall.  The graffiti said: "English Go Home."  Cornwall is a county in the far South West of England, yet there remain some few Kernuik (Cornish) who believe it remains as Briton's land.  This is Britain

When did Indian food become popular in Britain?

The ‘Raj' ... Britain's political presence in India, lasting, as it did, for a couple of centuries,is largely the reason. Whole generations of British people lived in India, sometimes for all of their lives. It would had been odd if at

When did the British Whigs become liberals?

Over the Corn Laws, early to mid 19th century.The corn laws prohibited the import of corn unless the price of corn in UK rose above a specified limit. The intention was to support farmers and farming, but political manoevering tended to raise the lower limit - largely because Parliament, both Commons and Lords, was largely controlled by major

Where is it most crazy right now, Trump's America or Brexit Britain?

It's a dead heat.The political divide in America is widening, with both political extremes accusing their rivals of everything from treason to baby-eating. The last time things got this agitated, Civil War broke out.The political rift over Brexit shows no sign of healing, and whatever the outcome half

What are the cultural difference between China and British?

They are very much different flavours of the same basic dish. Take Chinese cooking and Britian cooking and you have the prime example of culture in its overall similarity and detailed variation. Chinese steam buns, Britian bake them, Westerners use Cheese, Chinese

Who populated Britain before Germanic anglo/ saxon conquered?

Keltic-speaking people. They also brought the Keltic Nordid type which is the primary racial type of the British Isles to this very day.Examples:

What would happen if Great Britain had joined the Central Powers during World War 1?

It is not clear to me why Britain would join with the Central Powers. By the time of the First World War, Britain had done an excellent job of building strong relations with France, and had done a decent job establishing meaningful ties

What if Britain had invaded Argentina after the Falklands War?

I never answered question about Malvinas and I will not do such thing in the future. There are several much more important issues than this long term stupid dispute. Great Britain took over the islands more than a century ago, islanders are Brits or something similar. A very strong army took possession

How is the relationship between Ireland and Britain?

It's really good. We probably have the two most similar markets, cultures, etc. for two completely distinct countries.We each have a special status in the other country which goes way beyond the status given to citizens of other EU countries. We

If Britain left the EU, could London leave little Britain, and join the EU independently?

No,,London can not break away from England or Britain or even the UK,Much of London doesnt belong to the government,large parts of London are Crown land,you cant steal land that does not belong to you.I have heard the argument about crown land,they say the Monarchy dont own it,but if you