Britain and the New Testament

Britain and the New Testament

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With the death of Queen Elizabeth II, an era ends and a new one begins. Many of us only remember Britain with Queen Elizabeth II ruling it. Its reign spanned more than seventy years, during which the world witnessed many radical transformations, the first of which was dealing with the transformations of the Second World War, the last of which was perhaps the repercussions of the Corona pandemic and the war in Ukraine. During this period, the monarchy under the rule of the queen adapted to all the changes that accompanied that period, while preserving and maintaining the core of royal traditions. It is to the credit of the Queen that she preserved the royal institution and protected it from all vicissitudes, and worked with sincerity and dedication in the service of her country.

For Britain, Elizabeth was not just a queen, but a symbol of national unity and the embodiment of the dreams of many who believed in the idea of ​​the once sunless British Empire. The Queen was known for her dedication and devotion to serving her country until the last breath. Although she came to the throne while the sun was almost setting on the British Empire, she directed all her efforts to advance the interests of her country and to strengthen the bonds of cooperation with the countries of the Commonwealth of Nations, that organization of about 54 countries of the world, of which Elizabeth became its president.

The death of the Queen after such a long life marks for Britain the end of the Elizabethan era, and the beginning of a new phase that no one can predict what will result from it. The new stage does not seem to the British individual an ordinary stage. Britain suffers from several difficult issues that have no immediate solutions, including economic inflation, high energy prices, the repercussions of the British withdrawal from Europe (Brexit), illegal immigration to Britain, and other issues that worry decision-makers there. These issues cause great confusion not only for successive governments, but for the British individual in general, who is waiting for the new government to take radical measures that will put quick solutions to end the problems that the working and middle classes suffer from.

For the non-British and those countries that were once under British control, the death of the Queen means the end of that stage in which their countries were under colonial rule, control or protection, whatever its form, and the beginning of a new stage based on equality, mutual respect and protection of national interests. For example, many countries in Africa and the Middle East gained their independence during the Elizabethan era. Although it is the era that witnessed many cases of independence and separation from the Great Empire, it is actually the golden era, when Britain witnessed stability and economic development.

The death of the Queen opened many controversies; Some sympathized with the British people who lost their queen as a human being who lived and died serving her country faithfully until the last moment of her life, and others began to criticize the monarchy as a political institution as representing the empire that once plundered the goods of the people to build the greatest empire in modern history. The features that distinguished the British colonialism are the same that characterized all colonialism in history. There was no colonialism better than another, as each colonialism was keen to protect the interests of its state at the expense of anything else, even if that was the simple rights of the colonies.

Some third parties are currently trying to focus on remembering the exploits of the monarchy as an institution that serves the economy and tourism, rather than focusing on the shortcomings. There is no doubt that the monarchy served and continues to serve the British economy strongly. Millions of tourists come to Britain annually to visit the royal palaces, monuments and royal museums.

Britain, which welcomed a new king to the throne, will begin a new phase in its history, one that outside observers see as an influential phase in the history of the British Crown and international history. Although the king does not actually have the power to make political decisions, King Charles III, with his long experience and good international relations with world leaders, will be a good asset to Britain. During five decades of political work, he was able to build bridges of communication and friendship with world leaders. He also possesses a progressive and sympathetic view of Third World issues. That is why many consider it to be the beginning of a different era for Britain.

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