Is the UK lap dog of America, the US?

Portrait of a Lady with a Lap Dog

Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn - Portrait of a Lady with a Lap Dog - Google Art Project
Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn - Portrait of a Lady with a Lap Dog - Google Art Project

The UK followed The US blindly in recent past


I apologize the British (UK) to choose a bad phrase lap dog in the title before starting the hub. However, this is not my word. The word is given in the ‘Request'. English is my second language and I can not find any synonym to these words, thus continuing with the same.

However, this is the fact. There are several reasons to say so. The formerly Mega power, the British, are crawling behind America, the US.

It is clearly visible since the gulf war '91. Saddam Hussein, the then President of Iraq committed a blunder attacking Kuwait. A joint force of 29 countries attacked Iraq in the leadership of the US to teach Iraq a lesson. UK joined hands with the US and other nations in that war.

Since then the UK is behaving like a pet of America. In every international forum. it is with the US. The United Kingdom supports America in all matters right or wrong. It seems that UK has no independent foreign policy and have accepted America, the US as their boss. The UK do not hesitate to do anything to impress their boss.

Is it not following the US blindly?

Iraq War

Britain, European Union, and America


When Europe started uniting, it was a threat to the political supremacy of the US. The EU (European Union) become united instead of rigorous efforts of the UK against the unification. The UK has not joined the EU so far. Only a few countries are with the UK in Europe. Everyone else has joined the EU.

This is another proof of the UK following the US blindly.

The gulf war of 1991 had some legitimate issues. Iraq had attacked the sovereignty of neighboring country Kuwait. A Large number of countries choose to join hands with America, the US at that time. But the war against Iraq in 2004 was not legitimate. Most of the companions left the war. President Bush, however, chosen to fight with few companions.

The UNO did not support the Gulf war 2004. Despite this fact, the UK choose to be with the USA. The war was staged just to satisfy the ego of President Bush or for the sole benefit of the US.The United Kingdom also got some share of benefits.

US-UK warships Dec 02

Warships of the US, the UK and Australia moving together
Warships of the US, the UK and Australia moving together

Past memory still haunts


Recently a trade union in the UK is merged with its counterpart in the USA. The UK also followed the US blindly in G-20 summit in Washington.

It is heard that an opinion poll was conducted in the UK questioning whether it be merged in the USA as its 51st state.

President Obama is against Iraq war and has shown his desire to pull out American soldiers gradually from Iraq. It is likely that the UK will follow him again.

Are not these matters indicate that the UK has no independent foreign policy? Valid reasons are there to think the UK a lap dog of the USA.

In fact, the UK has a large ego of its past Imperialism. Though years past, it can not yet come out of the sweet memories of those days when the sun did not set in the British Empire. They have memories but not power. Whereas America has emerged as the only superpower in the world after the decline of former Soviet Union.

US and UK following Britain's agreement to go to arbitration in 1896

An 1896 cartoon from an American newspaper, following Britain's agreement to go to arbitration. Uncle Sam and John Bull toast in front of a map of Venezuela.
An 1896 cartoon from an American newspaper, following Britain's agreement to go to arbitration. Uncle Sam and John Bull toast in front of a map of Venezuela.

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UK-America relatonship


A sizable population of the Americans has blood relations and lingual relationships with the British. Many of the modern Americans (Not talking about the Red Indians, the natives of the American continent) actually came from the UK.

America was a colony of UK and many of the UK citizens were sent to America at that time. They were ancestors of many of the present day Americans. Though huge population from many other countries have immigrated to the US, the majority of the population have past relationship with Britishers.

It is not surprising that the British find their dream through their own blood, the Americans. This is perhaps the psychological reason for the Britishers following the US blindly without any legitimate issues or reasons behind it.

It is true that many people think the UK as the lap dog of the US.

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bilboburgler 4 years ago from Europe

So where does Libya sit in all this?

Where will Syria sit?


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thesaint_uk 6 years ago from London, England

How dare you think that the UK is America's lap dog. I am disgraced by your article and i think you will find the United Kingdom can and is its own country with its own will etc.

I think you are still rather sullen at the fact that your backward third world country you came from was once ruled by Britain and therefore you have a big awful chip on your shoulder.

Disgraceful hub....


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thesaint_uk 6 years ago from London, England

How dare you think that the UK is America's lap dog. I am disgraced by your article and i think you will find the United Kingdom can is its own country with its own will etc.

I think you are still rather sullen at the fact that your backward third world country you came from was once ruled by Britain and therefore you have a big awful chip on your shoulder.

Disgraceful hub....


tony 6 years ago

The founding fathers and settlers of the usa were british by blood. That is why UK and USA are together in all things. USA and UK are in effect the same entity. Its just that people are lead to believe that the revolutionary war divided UK & US. nothing could be further from the truth.


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JYOTI KOTHARI 6 years ago from Jaipur Author

Hi Andre,

Thanks for visiting the hub and commenting on it. You have added some useful info to the hub which will add value to the article.

Thanks again,

Jyoti Kothari


andre jeski 6 years ago from New York City

Well, it seems like it is. It remains to be seen whether the dog is so sweetly obedient to US as during the times of former Prime Minister, Mr. Blair. Notwithstanding all the rage and so on in Gordon Brown, he will follow the basic tenets of Blair's obediency to US.


Bartosz 7 years ago

Yes, the UK is the lap dog of the USA in a a handful of well-publicised ways. However I think you don't really know what you're on about. E.g. Britain is actually a founder member of the EU.


Sunanda 7 years ago

Yes,

UK is the lap dog of USA>

Sunanda


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JYOTI KOTHARI 7 years ago from Jaipur Author

Hi Amit,

Thanks Amit for posting comment on my hub UK lap dog of US. Yes, I will also wait for a day when UK will have an independent foreign policy.

Jyoti Kothari


Amit Sahney 7 years ago

Surely UK is The Lapdog of US. UK shows it in its every behavior. Nice hub.

I will wait for an independent foreign policy of the UK.

Thanks for a good hub,

Amit


Darshan 7 years ago

Once Britishers ruled India and many other countries. UK showing mental bankruptcy by following the US blindly. They have lost all their status and soon be out of UNO if they continue to do so.

Thanks and Thumbs up,

Darshan


Suraj 7 years ago

Uk has lost all its past glory. It is surely behaving as lapdog of the USA.

Thanks for a thought provoking hub.

Suraj


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JYOTI KOTHARI 7 years ago from Jaipur Author

Hi Ali,

Fighting for a cause is different and following blindly is different. The UK had started following America blindly and that is why it is called lapdog of the US.

Thanks,

Jyoti Kothari


ALI STAR 7 years ago from Canada,Ontario,Toronto,Markham

Yes, obviously, UK=as you put it; the lap dog of the US. I hope the british citizens realize that britian is fighting America's war. Although I do support the british troops in Afghanistan now due to an immense global taliban threat in pakistan.


Mrinal Ghosh 7 years ago

Hi,

There is no doubt that Uk is the lap dog of the US.

Mrinal


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JYOTI KOTHARI 8 years ago from Jaipur Author

Dear sweetie ,

Thanks for correcting me. I am always open to suggessions but I can agree when it seems authentic. With abovementioned references I have reasons to believe that this correction is authentic and I gladly accept it.

Thanks a lot.

Jyoti kothari


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SweetiePie 8 years ago from Southern California, USA

Jyoti,

I want to point out why these two facts are not accurate.  The preferred term for the indigenous peoples of North America is Native Americans, or simply referring to individuals by their tribes. Being part Native American I know this from having went to several pow wows where people from the tribes stated they preferred to be called by their tribal names.  However, Native Americans will suffice and is the most accurate term to use.

Not all modern Americans have roots from people in the UK. Today most Americans are from a mix of nationalities, as I can testify as being a person of mixed ancestry. I am Syrian, English, Native American, Dutch, French, Spaniard, Norwegian, French, and of Welsh origin, so as you can see not all of my ancestors were of UK origin. The original settlers of what became the thirteen colonies there were English, Norwegians, Dutch, French, and many other nationalities that cannot be listed here.  New Amsterdam was once a Dutch colony and one of my Norwegian ancestors moved there and married a woman of French origin.  It was not until the mid 1660's that the English began to challenge the Dutch claim to New Amsterdam.  Nevertheless, the Dutch had a thriving colony here in what became known as the original thirteen colonies, which illustrates the point that even part of the original thirteen colonies did not have its origins in the UK. There were enough Germans living here in the US by the time of the ratification of the Constitution that German was almost voted in to become the national language of the US, but lost by two votes.

Part of my degree is in American history, so I was only trying to help you when I pointed these things out, but I feel you are not open to my suggestions. 

With that being said the US and UK do have a special relationship because of shared history, language, and cultural ties, but it is very audacious to claim all of modern America has roots in the UK.


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JYOTI KOTHARI 8 years ago from Jaipur Author

Sweetie Pie,

I do not think Red Indian is an offensive word. They are seen as a great freedom fighter, victim of brutal colonalialism.

The origin al modern Americans have their roots in UK. People from various parts of the globe came after them.


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countrywomen 8 years ago from Washington, USA

Another factual correction would be USA already has 50 states any addition would be 51st :-)


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SweetiePie 8 years ago from Southern California, USA

The Gulf War was in 1991.  I am not trying to be disrespectful, but I would suggest doing a little bit more research on this topic as some of your dates and facts are not accurate. Whereas many Americans have English ancestry, most Americans tend to be of mixed ancestry from nations all over the world. Native Americans is the proper term and "Red Indian" is slightly offensive. Native Americans are not red per sae, but this is another stereotype that has been handed down through the ages.


Nagao Saka 8 years ago

I think Japan is also Lap dog of USA. They should not be.


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JYOTI KOTHARI 8 years ago from Jaipur Author

John,

Thanks for comment and compliment. I do not know much continually search for deepest reasons and causes people can have in their hearts. Sometimes I am successful.

jyoti kothari


john schmit 8 years ago

Jyoti, You know I am a great admirer of you because always u say something different. It is commonly known fact that UK is following USA blindly. Even there are some hubs I read on this topic.

But you are revealing a connection between UK and USA/ a blood relation. This is what makes u unique among all hubbers.

Every time u do this.

John


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JYOTI KOTHARI 8 years ago from Jaipur Author

Thanks ratnaveera.Blood relations do work in international politics too!!

Have you read my other articles about America?

jyoti

Jyoti


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ratnaveera 8 years ago from Cumbum

Dear Jyoti, The answer for your blog title is in this blog it self ! Yes, The Americans have blood relation with British.

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