What was the motivation for the British? Was it the monarch or Britain itself?

Spamalot
Spamalot

What was the motivation for the British? Was it the monarch or Britain itself?

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cum2soon
cum2soon

Nothing, they were just authoritarian lemmings doing as they were told. The best motivation was the pay.

Flameblow
Flameblow

It was the British system rather than the monarch. The monarch was imperialist, but the monarch had minimal power since Charles was beheaded. The architect of the Empire was the British elite, and the British soldiers were just the underclass doing what their leaders wanted.

RumChicken
RumChicken

For the king, for home, and for the prize.

Spazyfool
Spazyfool

A paying job.

Lord_Tryzalot
Lord_Tryzalot

People shit talk this but the fact is Britain up to a point cared about the people who served it. They had a purely professional military until the first world war.

Boy_vs_Girl
Boy_vs_Girl

Pic related

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King_Martha
King_Martha

That's true. Shame we don't care about our soldiers at all anymore.

askme
askme

Implying

Our soldiers are cared for more than ever. Don't equate a tightening of the purse strings in peacetime with completely screwing regular soldiers.

Emberburn
Emberburn

God and Glory

likme
likme

I dislike the Bongs, they helped keep my country under oppression for centuries, but I can't deny that there was a loyalty to the glory of Britain and its expansions.

Playboyize
Playboyize

For King and country.

SniperGod
SniperGod

British army
glory

A Brit who wanted glory would rather have joined the famed Royal Navy rether than Europe's shittiest land army...

RumChicken
RumChicken

food and a little money

SniperWish
SniperWish

Escaping Britain itself

DeathDog
DeathDog

there is no need to be angry mbembe

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CodeBuns
CodeBuns

Your country is probably a shithole and conquering it wasn't glorious in any way
Bongs went with it because they were too weak for Europe

Spamalot
Spamalot

I'm eastern euro and you fags helped a bunch of muslims for muh balance of power

guess things haven't changed much huh

haveahappyday
haveahappyday

centuries
He's either pajeet or Seamus
African colonialism was over in 70 years or so. Pretty soon Africa will have been independent longer than it was colonised

Inmate
Inmate

youtube.com/watch?v=ON-7v4qnHP8

idontknow
idontknow

being this autistic

Illusionz
Illusionz

Conquering Europe is rarely profitable nor lasting. Napoleon, (aka the greatest general of all time) managed it for what? Less than a decade? Hitler even less.

Garbage Can Lid
Garbage Can Lid

Bongs went with it because they were too weak for Europe
Ahem...inb4 "not real"
Shuddup

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girlDog
girlDog

confirms my theory its mostly poles doing the anglophobic shitposting

Firespawn
Firespawn

but im balkan and russia pro

poles are butthurt af though

VisualMaster
VisualMaster

you join and you get plenty of drink, so they recruited mostly drunks

PurpleCharger
PurpleCharger

The most liberal place in Europe at the time barring a few German city-states.
Authoritarian lemmings.

GoogleCat
GoogleCat

Money, dear boy

Need_TLC
Need_TLC

Money.

The entire empire was an accident of capitalist endeavour. So were all European Empires except Napoleon's and the German "Empire"

likme
likme

British society was certainly liberal, but the army was something else entirely. Soldiers were loathed by society at large (British liberalism came with an inherent distrust of professional soldiery), and beaten within an inch of their lives by their superior officers. They ended up being the dregs of society who joined purely because there was a wage and could expect few other economic opportunities.

Flameblow
Flameblow

Germany calls its unified nation an empire immediately
without actually being one

was it the hunnic inferiority complex striking again?

BlogWobbles
BlogWobbles

Soldiers were loathed by society at large (British liberalism came with an inherent distrust of professional soldiery), and beaten within an inch of their lives by their superior officers. They ended up being the dregs of society who joined purely because there was a wage and could expect few other economic opportunities.
Yes and no.

Yes because- what you said.

No because the British army allowed privately raised regiments by nobles, rich cunts, and civic minded people, who got bunked in

Case in point: the thousands of loyalists that formed up local regiments fighting for the British side during the American revolution.

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eGremlin
eGremlin

I was more referring to those pathetic African colonies it grabbed after no one else wanted them.

Carnalpleasure
Carnalpleasure

Europe's shittiest army

Wrong

SniperGod
SniperGod

this map

Is this some weird merging of Danish dominated England (Danelaw) and French dominated England (Angevin Empire)?

eGremlin
eGremlin

Is this the biggest cope in the world?

GoogleCat
GoogleCat

They could literally barge into your home to prosecute impressment

Stark_Naked
Stark_Naked

Provided you lived in some third-world shithole
If you lived in Europe, they'd never reach your home as the Belgian police would arrest them upon landing

GoogleCat
GoogleCat

Private armies were a-ok, because that's nominally citizen soldiers. Y'know, of sorts. You wouldn't normally get those forming from European Brits, tho.

Ignoramus
Ignoramus

No. It's the land conquered by King Arthur in the 6th century

Fried_Sushi
Fried_Sushi

That forms the entire nucleus of the War of the Roses.

Lunatick
Lunatick

fag

Boy_vs_Girl
Boy_vs_Girl

Why do you lie?

MPmaster
MPmaster

chance to plunder,rape and pillage

cum2soon
cum2soon

Different time period, Chum. Britain didn't exactly have a professional standing army to loathe and the liberal parliamentarians to loathe it until the English civil war.

lostmypassword
lostmypassword

time period
Which one? None is mentioned either in your post, any preceding it or OP's. Were they not 'European Brits' in the War of the Roses?

TreeEater
TreeEater

Getting paid.

Flameblow
Flameblow

Given that OP'S picture is of line infantry, we can probably guess at the time period in question.

New_Cliche
New_Cliche

The flag would indicate that the Irish cunts hadn't been fully fucked yet.

Fried_Sushi
Fried_Sushi

The weapons and uniforms indicate they'd long been.

Garbage Can Lid
Garbage Can Lid

Acts of Union with Eire happened around the turn of the 19th century, they'd been using redcoats and muskets for longer than that at least.

Harmless_Venom
Harmless_Venom

"Beaten by superior officers"

Yeah as a punishment.
But in terms of drill and training? Nah. Most drill manuals of the 18th-19th Century say that recruits should not be treated violently or disdainfully otherwise they will likely try and desert.

Fried_Sushi
Fried_Sushi

Come, cheer up, my lads, 'tis to glory we steer,
To add something more to this wonderful year;
To honour we call you, as freemen not slaves,
For who are so free as the sons of the waves?

Heart of Oak are our ships,
Jolly Tars are our men,
We always are ready: Steady, boys, Steady!
We'll fight and we'll conquer again and again.

We ne'er see our foes but we wish them to stay,
They never see us but they wish us away;
If they run, why we follow, and run them ashore,
For if they won't fight us, what can we do more?

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Crazy_Nice
Crazy_Nice

Not putting up the picture of Picard singing it.

Skullbone
Skullbone

not appreciating the marginal gains of England's Brave big cav

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LuckyDusty
LuckyDusty

What was the motivation for the British?
Implying you need motivation to be press ganged into service

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BunnyJinx
BunnyJinx

LOL, the only arguement I see here is "We have no sources *disproving* that that empire *didn't* exist. Therefore I might as well!"
Fucking hyper-nationalsts taking their folklore way too seriously...

Fried_Sushi
Fried_Sushi

I don't think he's being entirely serious user.

Methnerd
Methnerd

folklore
Ahahaha
Stage 1: denial

farquit
farquit

Regular soldier here. We get completely screwed on an almost daily basis.
T. Serving in a British infantry battalion (not saying which one, but its not an English one)

CodeBuns
CodeBuns

What was the motivation for the British
For Britain itself:

Take some Picts, Celts and Silures
And let them settle,
Then overrun them with Roman conquerors.
Remove the Romans after approximately 400 years
Add lots of Norman French to some
Angles, Saxons, Jutes and Vikings, then stir vigorously.

Mix some hot Chileans, cool Jamaicans, Dominicans,
Trinidadians and Bajans with some Ethiopians, Chinese,
Vietnamese and Sudanese.
Then take a blend of Somalians, Sri Lankans, Nigerians
And Pakistanis,
Combine with some Guyanese
And turn up the heat.
Sprinkle some fresh Indians, Malaysians, Bosnians,
Iraqis and Bangladeshis together with some
Afghans, Spanish, Turkish, Kurdish, Japanese
And Palestinians
Then add to the melting pot.
Leave the ingredients to simmer.
As they mix and blend allow their languages to flourish
Binding them together with English.
Allow time to be cool.
Add some unity, understanding, and respect for the future,
Serve with justice
And enjoy.

Note: All the ingredients are equally important. Treating one ingredient better than another will leave a bitter unpleasant taste.

Warning: An unequal spread of justice will damage the people and cause pain. Give justice and equality to all.

massdebater
massdebater

FUCK OFF ZEPHANIAH YOU FUCK

hairygrape
hairygrape

Celts and Silures

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w8t4u
w8t4u

Bants desu
Bants among the brits got boring
The frogs are too feminine to engage in banter
The krouts are too autistic
The dagos are too lazy
The Italians are too hot headed
The Portuguese are alight though
So we went to the new world for my banter
We met the native American tribes which we got along with quite well and had a bit of cheeky banter but not much
Then the yanks killed em all since they can’t handle the bants
Then we went to India and had a cheeky curry and some cheeky banter
Then we went to Australia and had some VERY CHEEKY BANTER
Then China
And of course a bit of cheeky tongue and cheek banter with the japs
Also tea

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CodeBuns
CodeBuns

tea
Anglos only fight when their tea is threatened. Other than that they are not a warrior race.

Lord_Tryzalot
Lord_Tryzalot

To satiate the ceaseless urge to inflict suffering and death on others that their Saxon and Viking blood has cursed them with.

GoogleCat
GoogleCat

Gimme some real proof, or else...I might be not convinced...

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SniperWish
SniperWish

Damn. I hate it when people might not be convinced without real proof

BunnyJinx
BunnyJinx

I feel like 9 everytime I hear that. That're just the perks of beeing a sceptic...

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Fried_Sushi
Fried_Sushi

Ur a silly poophead lole
King arthur is real prove me wrong!!!11

Lunatick
Lunatick

you type like a redditor

5mileys
5mileys

You have experience with that?

TurtleCat
TurtleCat

Muh transcription, of a transcription of a tale of a person that most probably exist, is a hundred percent accurate when depicting the size of the realm of said person and is clearly unbiased and clearly has nothing to do with "We Wuz Romans"
Prove me wrong!!11!11!

Crazy_Nice
Crazy_Nice

I won't, because all of that is right, just worded weirdly

happy_sad
happy_sad

I mean, why did anyone fight in any war that wasn't purely for self-defense?

Why did Oswald the peasant go off to fight and die in France for some king he's never even seen? Why did Fritz from the Alps have to go and fight random Spaniards so that his liege could have a relative on the Spanish throne?

Politically-motivated war is always arbitrary. Most people will never think about this critically however.

TreeEater
TreeEater

they can’t handle the bants
pastinthepresent.wordpress.com/2012/11/25/lincolns-ethan-allen-story/

Burnblaze
Burnblaze

Why did Oswald the peasant go off to fight and die in France for some king he's never even seen? Why did Fritz from the Alps have to go and fight random Spaniards so that his liege could have a relative on the Spanish throne?
For their countries!

BunnyJinx
BunnyJinx

Britain and the British race

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Deadlyinx
Deadlyinx

for foreign pussy

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