Originally Posted by Earl Hickey
Dominant in a much more competitive era than the other empires, and invented America.
Pretty up there imo
I agree. They basically had the other dominant powers of the time as their neighbors: France, Portugal, Spain, the Dutch. . .
England settled Canada, and USA; Spain colonized, and settled from Mexico, through South America. Portugal got Brazil. . .
England also spread out to the far corners of the globe: Australia, etc.
WHen I lived in Pakistan, the British influence was obvious; especially in a lot of their infrastructure, and buildings.
The main aspect, I'd say, is how English is pretty much the only universal language. Lol, the French are still a little salty about this.