british foreign policy - quotes and descriptions to inspire creative writing
What started out as a new British Bull Dog foreign policy, Britain committing to the defence of Europe, expanded to a truly maternal policy from the "motherland" to the former colonies. If Britain was ever to make up for colonialism, then in times of global instability, she had to lend her military prowess wherever needed by the commonwealth. She did this as a nuclear power, yet also assisting in matters of farming, water security, housing and medical matters where asked to. For this service she took nothing, and with the reputation of the British for bravery, heroism and loyalty - Britain was trusted in this protective role.
In the pandemic the British couldn't let even one migrant boat through, because if the pandemic got worse, or if a new disease arose, they had to be able to have air tight border control. Additionally, they had a joint responsibility with France to ensure that people weren't trying to cross the channel in boats ill equipped to deal with a storm. And so it became their policy to share the costs of housing, medicine, food and education for the migrants in the French port towns. In this matter Britain and France became partners. It was also noted that as Britain and France are the nuclear powers of Europe, and thus take on a defensive role toward the entire continent, it was in the interests of all that should mainland Europe be temporarily incapacitated by a new pathogen, a fully operational United Kingdom would be its best protector. Thus a strong Britain committed to the defence of Europe (and a strong ally of the United States) was essential. The road toward global peace was never going to be won in a day and until that end was achieved, foreign policy and the balance of power needed due consideration.
The Defence of Europe, or DOE act, was an agreement formed in the pandemic years. As part of the United Kingdom's rise in the role of defending Europe, the European nations of the mainland sent large contingents of their standing armies to as permanent bases to the UK. Britain built new ships, submarines and other weaponry as an essential part of its economy and the new income enabled it to offer free services to the common wealth and invest in new technology. For the rest of Europe it meant that in the event of another pandemic or other catastrophe on the mainland there was a vast capacity for defence close by.