>Be the imperial core
>Literally control most of the world
>Be an absolute fucking shithole to live in, quality of life in England is pretty much literally worse on every metric than the rest of it's anglosphere resource extracted colonies. Have several of the poorest regions in Europe.
How did this happen? You would think with the amount of wealth extracted England would have roads of gold and sidewalks of polished marbel. But I've moved to England and it's honestly a fucking dump. Historically, did the English population itself really benefit all that much from the English empire? What happened to all the extracted wealth?