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'What about the other three fourths of the month?'
'Give me liberty or give me death!'
"No, but you've a stranger name than I do, Gunga Din!"
Europeans propose cultural diversity to the First Australians.
"Hmm...Not quite, Betsy, but the stripes are a good start."
Dark Thoughts in Buckingham Palace
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'In the whole history of colonialism, who established the most colonies?'
The Boston Tea Party
Historians don't like to talk about the French poodle and Indian War of 1751.
Her Flag project near completion, Betsy Ross ponders a patriotic way to represent the colonies when inspiration suddenly strikes her.
'...It's no good. Maggie Thatcher can't make it over here, but Meryl Streep said she could squeeze us in before the Oscars.'
'We're saved! Maggie Thatcher has come out of retirement.'
'1858 - Ottawa was chosen by Queen Victoria to be the capital of Canada'
'We've got them, they always say don't fire until you the white of their eyes.'
She is most amused.
'Confucius say: gunboat diplomacy good, 10mm steel drill much, much better!'
The death of the British Empire.
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Empire Building and Decline Management.
'Those Not Clear About the Concept.'
'Breaker Morant would have been proved innocent if he hadn't shot the people needed for his defence.'