I’m proud of being American, and I don’t think I would ever voluntarily switch my citizenship. However, if I had to become a citizen of another country, I would choose England. England’s just bad ass. I mean, think about it-they’re this tiny little country,yet they became one of the most powerful nations in the world. At one point or another, every country on this planet has been part of the British Empire. OK, that’s an exaggeration, but not as much of one as you might think…
A Few Examples; America, Canada, New Zealand, India, South Africa, Australia, Bermuda, and the British Antarctic Territory. Look at all those places on a map, look at the size of Great Britain, and tell me that isn’t impressive. (Of course, how they treated people in these colonies/territories/domains is not always as impressive, but seeing how every country has done some bad things in the last few hundred years, I’ll let that go) And then people wonder why the Queen looked annoyed during the Olympics-honestly, how many of us don’t get irritated when watching all the countries we use to own prance around?
Now, if England’s power doesn’t impress you, they’ve also made crucial contributions to literature, music, and film, with the three most obvious examples being William Shakespeare, the Beatles, and Robert Pattinson. (Screw you Team Jacob!) In my opinion, they also have the best royal family around. (Screw you royal family of Denmark!) Plus, you shouldn’t be tempted to overeat in England, since their food=not the best.
Add in to all that their dry humor, awesome accents, and high enthusiasm for drinking, and they officially have the blonde backpacker’s seal of approval!
PS if you love rainy weather, they’ve got that too.