I am going to argue whether the British Empire is something to be proud of or not to be proud of. Generally speaking the vast majority of British people of the last generation think that the British Empire is something to be fundamentally proud of, however some think that it is not something to be proud of. There are many reasons to be proud of the British Empire.
One of those reasons is that the British Empire helped India’s infrastructure grow massively; they created 2300 miles of road and 2900 miles of railway. They also heightened the amount of schools from 170-2900. Before the British Empire came there were no hospitals because if anyone was ill their friends and family at home would care for them, but the British changed that by building 65 new hospitals.
The British Empire helped Africa become what it is today; this is another reason to be proud of the British Empire. It made Kenya the centre for growing coffee beans. The trade bought wealth not only for the British, but for the Kenyans as well. Like India, the British created schools and hospitals for Kenya, as well as infrastructure. For South Africa the British created a democracy, which ruled a lot, like the one in England.
Another reason to be proud of the British Empire is it that they created America. They set up and maintained colonies, in which they supported and protected the well being of their inhabitants, and then when they believed that the colonies could look after themselves they would let them make their own decision. Those responsible for the Empire intended for the Empire to be kept together by the people in it rather than by profit, guns or money. This is why the empire stayed so strong.
There are also many reasons why the British Empire is not something to be proud of.
For example, they treated the Aborigines extremely poorly. They didn’t mind shooting the natives, they stole the Aborigines’ children and kept them in extremely poor conditions, they took away livestock and land....