England: The Lost Kohinoor of the World

England – The Lost Kohinoor Of The World

(Caution: This might be all theory)

England was the first country to achieve global domination. It started the Industrial Revolution, which is responsible for the World as we view it today. The country oozed with talent  – William Shakespeare, Charles Darwin, Issac Newton, James Watt, Herbert Spencer, Joule, Faraday, Boyle and many more. The AmericanEngland war for the freedom of America and then the progress of America in almost every field, dented the confidence of England. She then went on to became stagnant and now needs to start all over again.

History of England

England was inhabited by humans 230,000 years ago, however continuous civilization dates back 12000 years ago. England was ruled by the Romans, Germanic tribes, the French and the Normans till the end of Dark Ages (15th Century). From the 16th to the 19th century, England was under the rule of Kings and Queens, till it started to expand the electorate of common people and the formation of democracy to the present times.


Industrial Revolution

Issac Newton came out with the basic laws of motion of physical bodies. He laid down the foundations which would herald the industrial revolution in England and around the World. England became the sole industrial power in the world in the 18th & 19th Century.

James Watt discovered “The Steam Engine” which revolutionized the way physical bodies move from one place to another. It got people closer across the continents and shrunk the world fostering travel and exchange of goods and materials like never before.

World Power

On the heels of success created due to Industrial Revolution, they went on to become the only country to ever have ruled the world. It was said of the British Empire “The Sun never sets on the British Empire“.

World War 1

World War I was a military conflict which lasted from 1914-1918 and involved most of the World’s greatest powers. More than 15 million people were killed resulting in one of the deadliest conflicts in the history of mankind. England fought the war with the Allies.

World War 2

World War II again was one of the most deadliest conflicts in the history of mankind. More than seventy million people were killed. It also involved the Holocaust and the first use of nuclear weapons. England again fought the war with the Allies.

Art?  Writing? Music?

England is the only country to have produced artist, writers and musicians in abundance and they seem to continue to so even  to the present times. William Shakespeare, J.K.Rowling, Dire Straits, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Coldplay, George Michael are some of the people amongst the many to have painted on the canvas of Art itself.

What next?

How do we surmise England in one sentence – “Been there, Done that”. Post-19th century they somehow seem to have lost their way. Now what? Good question. For them to find the answer to this question, they will have to change some of their current ways and become aggressive, reignite innovation & creativity and need to adopt American value system of work.

*** I always thought Isaac Newton was an Italian and Charles Darwin was an American.  I am sorry, I was wrong on both counts. They were the Kohinoor’s of England

* Ramanujan was a Indian mathematician who was called to England by Hardy to capitalize on his skills and produce some of the greatest mathematical theorems which are still studied and applied.

** Trivia about England

Country Social Structure Economy Exports & Imports Companies
England Constitutional Monarchy Parliamentary Democracy GDP = $1.9 trillion Ninth Largest Exporter ($468 billion) BP
51 Million People 5th Largest Economies of the World $520 Billion (6th Largest Importer) HSBC
Unemployment Rate: 6.3% Royal Bank of Scotland
Current Ruling Party: Conservative Democratic Party Barclays
Prime Minister: Gordon Brown, Monarch: Queen Elizabeth II HBOS
Lloyds TSB
BT Group

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4 Responses to “England: The Lost Kohinoor of the World”

  1. Deepak Says:

    The lost Jewel is still lost

  2. Deepak Says:

    The pain to come: A terrible recession will be followed by a lacklustre recovery, but Britain is no basket-case

  3. Deepak Says:

    US vs. UK: A history of love and hate

  4. Deepak Says:


    Kohinoor! The Scientist could make millions of them, pretty soon:

    Why Silicon Crystals Lose Their ‘Edge’


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