Are Britan’s old imperialist intentions really over in the year 2013? The more things change, the more they stay the same, I guess.
“Tensions over Gibraltar - the rocky outpost at the mouth of the Mediterranean to which Spain lays claim - flared up this month after Spain complained that an artificial reef being built by Gibraltar would block its fishing vessels.”
Distance from England to Melborne, Austrialia: 10,533 mi (16,951 km)
Distance from England to the Falken Islands: 7,923 mi (12,750 km)
Distance from England to Taiwan (Chinese Taipai): 6,161 mi (9,915 km)
Discance from England to the British Virgin Islands: 4,087 mi (6,577 km)
Distance from England to the Rock of Gibraltar: 1,151 mi
Distance from England to the Isle of Man: 169.7 mi (273.1 km)
(from Wolfram Alpha)
England has claimed lands far and wide in the past because of their great
Royal Navy, and they still do.