England's oldest colony
So well that even now the English Empire floods it with Saxon migrants
England's oldest colony. So well that even now the English Empire floods it with Saxon migrants
England's oldest colony
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I feel like Trevor-Roper was unironically going senile when he wrote this, he implies that The Brus and The Wallis are modern forgeries and that there was literally no Scottish literature written before the 1700s.
This is the same guy who signed off on the Hitler diaries being authentic, right?
Scots are literally just Anglo-Saxons in denial
Also Scotland is the kingdom that unified Britain (Stuarts) and they were an integral driving force in imperial politics.
That's true in the Lowlands and how the Scots language overtook Gaelic and Norn. But Scotland has always been a hodge-podge of Celtic and Germanic. You had Picts, Britons from Strathclyde, Irish in Galleway and the Higlands, Angles in Lothian and Norse in Shetland, Orkney and Hebrides.
Not to mention how they imported Normans, Bretons and Flemish into their ruling class. So in a lot of ways Scotland was a lite-England except they retained a semi-Celtic character in the northeast.
>semi-Celtic character in the northeast.
Lmfao if you're going to troll at least learn something about what you're talking about
I mistyped I meant Northwest since that's the Highlands and where Gaelic culture lingered the longest.
My earlier post did mention the Highlands which is where Dal Riata was founded by Irish tribes which is where the strongest concentration of Celtic Scotland is.
>where the strongest concentration of Celtic Scotland
Virtually no one speaks Gaelic in argyll and Gaelic never came from Ireland and the Dalriadans claimed to come from Spain not Ireland
The Scots ran out of money in 1701 and sold Scotland to the English.
They are still a basket case 300 years later.
>Scots ran out of money
This is peak autism
The Scots ran out of money and the United Kingdom was born when the English baild out Scotland.
The Scottish economy was severely impacted by privateers during the 1688–1697 Nine Years' War and the 1701 War of the Spanish Succession, with the Royal Navy focusing on protecting English ships. This compounded the economic pressure caused by the Darien scheme, and the seven ill years of the 1690s, when 5–15% of the population died of starvation.
Where did the money go? Well?
The failure of their colonization with the Darien scheme
Yes but the actual physical money. Where did it go?
Spent on building and outfitting ships and supplies for the failed colonization. The money lost was about 1/5 of the Scottish currency in circulation and went to England, Scainadvia, the Low Countries and France from all the infrastructure and logistics.
So... Just your schizo fantasies
>i have 0 argument
Okay, so when you go to the shop and want to buy something, you have to give the cashier money for that. You know Billy, they don't give away stuff for free
Scots have been holding more positions of powers since the Stuarts.
Hey remember when Scotland and England were united and England oppressed Scotland by uhh...
Nothing? Being the world's best team-up?
Admittedly, there's no denying that the Highland Clearances were targeted at ethnic Gaels who lived in a "traditionally Gaelic" lifestyle.
That being said, things like the Gentleman Adventurers of Fife indicate that urbanized Scots themselves were willing to undertake that sort of anti-Gaelic action.
IMO it would be more accurate if we dropped the notion that "Scotland" is homogeneous, and instead acknowledged that the Gaelic speaking peripheral peoples were indeed oppressed, but the urban Burgher class of Scotland itself was instrumental in that oppression.
>Admittedly, there's no denying that the Highland Clearances were targeted at ethnic Gaels who lived in a "traditionally Gaelic" lifestyle.
The same thing happened in the rest of Britain, it was just called something else (Enclosure).
>England oppressed Scotland by uhh... Nothing?
But they were all SAD and ANGSTY in Trainspotting, so that means Scottish people are the real victims! They should've become independent!
>CIA SPREAD CRACK COCAINE IN BLACK NEIGHBORHOODS
>THEY MADE US SHOOT UP HEROIN
The American crack epidemic being a glowop has more legitimacy than Scottish drug problems. It's just a natural extension of their generational alcoholism
>? Being the world's best team-up
Making laws that lead to the essentially deportation of 1 million people from Scotland and total destruction of rural Scotland then Glasgow too
It's basically the Scots-speaking Lowlanders against the Gaelic-speakinf Highlanders. Also a Catholic vs Protestant divide since the Lowlands are the home of Presbyterianism while the Highlands largely remained Catholic.
>Catholic vs Protestant divide since the Lowlands are the home of Presbyterianism while the Highlands largely remained Catholic
No part of Scotland remained majority Catholic past the 1600s except the Southern Western Isles.
>basically the Scots-speaking Lowlanders against the Gaelic-speakinf Highlanders
Which is why those clearances impacted all of Scotland but the central belt
>the Irish don't even speak Irish any more but English
Mutually beneficial until WW1 at which point Scotland should have fought for independence and revived Gaelic or Pictish as their national language to avoid the Anglo-American cultural erosion of the current day.
Still possible, don't give up hope, independent Scotland in our lifetime but it remains to be seen if the SNP can stop obsessing over gays and trannies and focus on actual Scottish nationalism
>Still possible, don't give up hope, independent Scotland in our lifetime but it remains to be seen if the SNP can stop obsessing over gays and trannies and focus on actual Scottish nationalism
You're deluded. Scottish Nationalism today is fuelled by the desire to be more left wing than the Tories in England allow.
Scotland's role model societies are places like Canada or Sweden or New Zealand. They'll never be like Poland or Hungary.
>Scotland's role model societies are places like Canada or Sweden or New Zealand. They'll never be like Poland or Hungary.
Oh thank god
I am English and I do my part for the union and undermine independence by letting the Scots I know about the SNP plans to allow children to become trannies, asking them what the SNP even means by a feminist foreign policy, and all the other retarded shit they try to pull. Keep your foreign opinion to yourself, the whole SNP shtick is to destroy
>what the SNP even means by a feminist foreign policy,
Probably be like Sweden (call yourself a humanitarian superpower but then join NATO and try to advertise your war jets by asking for them to be used in bombing missions lmao)
Scottish independence is inevitable.
Not really, they eagerly and voluntarily offered themselves to them in ~1700. Like a prostitute in the streets. "Hey anglo, you wanna take me? just 5 sterling pounds luv".
I believe that we will learn the truth of english hegemony