Tag Archives: United Kingdom

The Contemporary History of Britain Part III

Brexit debate The debate about the British’s relationship with the EU was not new. It had been ongoing more or less since Britain joined the Union in 1973. Especially in the Conservative Party, the EU question had been divisive, and the right wing of the party had long expressed a desire to leave the Union.… Read More »

The Contemporary History of Britain Part II

Financial Crisis In the first year after the change of prime minister, Brown also had to constantly record new lows on his popularity curve. Increasing demands for his departure, including from prominent positions in his own ranks, reinforced the impression of a serious crisis in the party. The picture changed temporarily when the financial crisis… Read More »

The Contemporary History of Britain Part I

Iraq war Following the terrorist attacks against the United States on September 9, 2001 and the subsequent “War on Terror”, Britain joined the United States in the Iraq war in 2003. The United Kingdom was the United States’ foremost political and military partner, a war Prime Minister Tony Blair termed as the last resort after… Read More »

Great Britain Embassies and Consulates

Representations of Great Britain in Germany The current embassy building was built on the site of the old British embassy, ​​which was damaged by bombs during the war and completely destroyed by fire after the war. The remains were later removed by the GDR authorities, and the property was fallow until 1998. The plans for… Read More »