What If the British Empire Reunited Today?

+2

The past few weeks have been the celebration of Independence for many countries from the British Empire (I think). So what I thought is what would happen if it reunited today with the exact same borders it had in its territorial peak in 1921. This is exactly what happens when you run out of ideas.


First, what we need to think about is the amount of land and where the British would have. The empire would have a total population of 2.6 billion people which would make it the largest country by population ever. The land would be extremely scattered all around the globe in every single continent, Yes even Antarctica. The most valuable possession of the British would probably be India as it is a powerhouse of the world already. Most of the biggest cities in the empire would be in either Pakistan or India; here is the list of the top 10 biggest cities:

1. Delhi (30,300,000)

2. Mumbai (25,100,000)

3. Cairo (21,000,000)

4. Dhaka (20,200,000)

5. Lagos (19,400,000)

6. Karachi (17,800,000)

7. Kolkata (16,800,000)

8. London (14,800,000)

9. Johannesburg (13,900,000

10. Lahore (13,000,000)

(Thanks to GrandOldMan who created the list for me)


The capital city of the empire would be hard to choose, however, London is already the capital of the United Kingdom and was the historic capital of the empire in 1921, so that would be the most obvious choice.


Next, we need to look at the GDP of the empire. The GDP of the entire empire would be about 16 trillion USD if you just added all of the GDP of all of the countries in the empire together. That would put the empire in #2 place just behind the USA. However, the GDP per capita would be far below the global average with only $4000 USD mostly due to the impoverished areas of Myanmar, the middle east and other countries in Africa.


Overall, it looks like the British would be an extremely powerful country but just behind the United States. It would most likely become a world power Despite all of this, the empire would be very unstable in mostly Middle East areas with an ongoing civil war in Yemen, and Hundreds of terrorist groups in Iraq fighting for control over the country. The British Empire would probably be a powerful juggernaut that was never supposed to be created. At least it solves the problems between Pakistan and India.


Anyway, that wraps it up there, it would be interesting to think how it will all unfold but this is my prediction. You could think something completely different but it still could be possible. It is hard to imagine what the British Empire would be like in the modern world, maybe annoy France, maybe gain more colonies, I am really not sure! I hope you enjoyed this first blog of mine and I can't wait to do more. Have a good day and BYE!!

28 Comments
+7
Level 60
Feb 5, 2021
great! i'm actually working on a really big blog which explains what would happen if 12 empires reunited today!
+2
Level 62
Feb 5, 2021
Wow! That seems cool. I would like to see it when it comes out!
+2
Level 60
Feb 5, 2021
When it is out I will read it!!!
+5
Level 52
Feb 5, 2021
Karachi larger than Delhi? Baghdad larger than Dhaka? Lahore above Cairo? Is the 10 largest cities list supposed to be in order?
+1
Level 62
Feb 5, 2021
Yes. Karachi is larger than Delhi. Although, I think I have outdated information for Baghdad. I believe Dhaka is slightly larger than Baghdad now. I have information from like 2017.
+3
Level 52
Feb 5, 2021
In reality, it would be:

Delhi (30,300,000)

Mumbai (25,100,000)

New York City (22,100,000)

Cairo (21,000,000)

Dhaka (20,200,000)

Lagos (19,400,000)

Karachi (17,800,000)

Kolkata (16,800,000)

London (14,800,000)

Johannesburg (13,900,000)

+2
Level 62
Feb 5, 2021
Are you sure? Also, I mean the largest area of land the British controlled at one point which is 1921 so the 13 colonies would not be included as they didnt control it in 1921.
+4
Level 52
Feb 5, 2021
Updated for only land controlled in 1921:

Delhi (30,300,000)

Mumbai (25,100,000)

Cairo (21,000,000)

Dhaka (20,200,000)

Lagos (19,400,000)

Karachi (17,800,000)

Kolkata (16,800,000)

London (14,800,000)

Johannesburg (13,900,000)

Lahore (13,000,000)

+1
Level 62
Feb 5, 2021
Lol ok. I will make the changes.
+5
Level 51
Feb 5, 2021
Amazing read
+1
Level 62
Feb 5, 2021
Thanks so much!
+5
Level 60
Feb 5, 2021
This first blog is great!
+2
Level 62
Feb 5, 2021
Thanks for the support!
+2
Level 55
Feb 5, 2021
Is this the same script RLL used? It sounds super familiar
+1
Level 62
Feb 5, 2021
Yes, I got the idea from him. I liked to show it to Jetpunk. Never knew any of you watch him. Not the same script but along the lines of that.
+2
Level 55
Feb 5, 2021
Oh ok! Nice blog!
+1
Level 62
Feb 5, 2021
Thanks! This blog seems very popular. Glad you like it!
+2
Level 68
Feb 5, 2021
Cool blog. Excited to see what you do next.
+1
Level 62
Feb 5, 2021
Thanks! I am not sure really. Maybe do some more blogs of reunited countries and empire.
+2
Level 66
Feb 5, 2021
The only thing to add would be maybe to separate sections using horizontal lines. <hr/> works.

Edit: Maybe extend the conclusion a bit? It's ending is a bit abrupt.

+1
Level 62
Feb 6, 2021
Thanks for telling me! I took a look at one of TheBerryLegend's blogs and I saw those lines but I thought it would automatically come up when you did a space. Turns out I was wrong. Also, I will see what I can do with the ending.
+2
Level 62
Feb 5, 2021
Yeah no thanks we'll pass.
+1
Level 62
Feb 6, 2021
It would probably be a monster
+2
Level 60
Feb 6, 2021
Just to let you know, Pakistan celebrates it's independence on 14th August and India on 15th August.
+1
Level 62
Feb 7, 2021
Really! lol I really was off.
+3
Level 51
Feb 17, 2021
The British Empire will just be surviving dozens of riots, protests, and coups against the government. I don't really think that the U.S. will support doing this, and America's support is the key to success. It's also wrong to keep so many cultures, so many identities, stuck in a single empire. So, I think British Empire will collapse immediately, and who knows? Maybe this could have the fate of Nazi Germany?
+1
Level 62
Feb 17, 2021
True, Very, Very True
+2
Level 69
Sep 1, 2021
This blog is amazing! It is like something I would watch on a Youtube video