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How Powerful is the UK?

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The United Kingdom once ruled a fourth of the entire world's population, but where does it stand on the power scale today? Subscribe! http://bit.ly/1BbWEvB The British Empire was once the world's largest global power, thriving for over four centuries / for over 400 years. With a history like that, it begs the question: just how powerful is the UK today? TestTube Daily takes a look at the world's first superpower and its influence in modern times. Learn More: The Sad, Dark End of the British Empire http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2014/08/the-sad-end-of-the-british-empire-110362.html#ixzz3ILAmJaDC "During the 19th and early 20th centuries, Britain had dominion over so many portions of the Earth it was said, famously, that "the sun never set on the British Empire." Since the end of World War II, however, that sun has been steadily dipping toward the horizon. Today, sundown is truly at hand." These Photos Show Why Britain's Small Military Is So Powerful http://www.businessinsider.com/british-armed-forces-flickr-images-2013-12?op=1 The Global Financial Centres Index15 http://www.longfinance.net/images/GFCI15_15March2014.pdf GFCI Ranks and Ratings for 2014 Department for International Development: UK Aid Syria Response https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/372924/DFID-Syria-Humanitarian-Programme-Summary2014.11.11.pdf "As conflict continues in Syria, millions of people are in desperate need of assistance. The UK has committed £700 million of support in response to the humanitarian crisis, including food, medical care and relief items for over a million people in Syria and the region." Watch More: Strength of Nations Playlist http://bit.ly/1xVm53W Subscribe to TestTube Daily! http://bit.ly/1BbWEvB _________________________ TestTube's new daily show is committed to answering the smart, inquisitive questions we have about life, society, politics and anything else happening in the news. It's a place where curiosity rules and together we'll get a clearer understanding of this crazy world we live in. Watch more TestTube: http://testtube.com/testtubedailyshow/ Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=testtubenetwork TestTube on Twitter https://twitter.com/TestTube Tara Long on Twitter https://twitter.com/TaraLongest Trace Dominguez on Twitter https://twitter.com/TraceDominguez TestTube on Facebook https://facebook.com/testtubenetwork TestTube on Google+ http://gplus.to/TestTube Download the New TestTube iOS app! http://testu.be/1ndmmMq