The Shield stopped being good in

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UK's relative decline explained in two sentences by jump the ladder (2.00 / 0) #1 Tue Aug 29, 2006 at 06:51:42 AM EST
1800 only industrialised country in the world
2000 one of many industrialised countries.

Yeah, the Commonwealth wasn't enough by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #2 Tue Aug 29, 2006 at 06:59:10 AM EST
of a market to sustain the industry, and in countries outside the British sphere of influence, you had to compete.

Some industries have moved lock stock and barrel out of the UK, well, at least the Royal Enfield motorcycle, I heard the whole factory was shipped to India, where they're made today.


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Not sure how much by TheophileEscargot (2.00 / 0) #3 Tue Aug 29, 2006 at 07:00:46 AM EST
That relates to the British Empire though, which seems to have started out based in trade not manufacturing: sugar, slaves, cotton, spices, tea and so on.

The cotton clothes were largely manufactured in Britain of course... but again in the early days they were manufactured in India: it was only protectionist-imperialism that made British manufacturing viable. (According to Schama anyway: I imagine Niall Ferguson would disagree).
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Oh, and opium of course [nt] by TheophileEscargot (2.00 / 0) #4 Tue Aug 29, 2006 at 07:01:37 AM EST

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buttered croissant? by Merekat (4.00 / 1) #5 Tue Aug 29, 2006 at 11:08:09 PM EST
You do know how they're made, don't you?

So? by R Mutt (2.00 / 0) #6 Wed Aug 30, 2006 at 12:59:46 AM EST
Next you'll be saying you shouldn't spoon whipped cream over the top of profiteroles.

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Of course you shouldn't. by herbert (4.00 / 1) #7 Wed Aug 30, 2006 at 03:03:25 AM EST
You should use pouring cream for contrasting texture.

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