Please watch this pitiful attempt at rewriting history and then choose reality.

5. Top 10 sports

  1. Soccer (Football)
  2. Basketball
  3. Cricket
  4. Tennis
  5. Field Hockey
  6. Volleyball
  7. Table Tennis (Ping Pong)
  8. Baseball
  9. American Football
  10. Rugby

Interestingly, there is no mention of darts or snooker….

But where did the top ten originate from?

The origins of sports are often complex and can be traced back over centuries, with many evolving from various forms of early games and activities. Let’s take a look at the top 10.

  1. Football: The modern form of soccer originated in England in the 19th century, but versions of the game have been played for centuries across different cultures.
  2. Basketball: Basketball was invented by Dr. James Naismith in December 1891 in Springfield, Massachusetts, United States, as an indoor game to keep his students active during the winter months.
  3. Cricket: Cricket has its roots in England and dates back to the 16th century. It evolved from similar bat-and-ball games played in medieval times.
  4. Tennis: Tennis can be traced back to medieval Europe, with various forms of the game played across different cultures. Modern lawn tennis was developed in England in the late 19th century.
  5. Field Hockey: Field hockey has ancient origins, with variations of the game played in Egypt, Greece, and other ancient civilizations. The modern game developed in England in the late 19th century.
  6. Volleyball: Volleyball was invented in 1895 by William G. Morgan in Holyoke, Massachusetts, United States, as an indoor game combining elements of basketball, baseball, tennis, and handball.
  7. Table Tennis (Ping Pong): The origins of table tennis can be traced back to England in the late 19th century, where it was played as an after-dinner game among the upper-class as an indoor version of lawn tennis.
  8. Baseball: Baseball’s exact origins are unclear, but it is believed to have evolved from various bat-and-ball games played in England during the 18th century. Modern baseball was developed in the United States in the mid-19th century.
  9. American Football: American football evolved from rugby and soccer in the United States during the late 19th century. The game’s rules were formalized at colleges such as Harvard, Yale, and Princeton.
  10. Rugby: Rugby originated in England in the early 19th century, evolving from various forms of football. The Rugby School in Rugby, Warwickshire, played a significant role in shaping the modern game.

AKA Tommy rating: partial but mostly false.

4. Scientific discoveries

Determining which country is responsible for the most scientific discoveries is complex and can depend on various factors, such as research funding, infrastructure, educational systems, and collaboration with international partners. Historically, countries like the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, and Japan have been significant contributors to scientific research. However, in recent years, other countries, such as China and South Korea, have also made substantial strides in scientific discovery and innovation.

The United States has long been a leader in scientific research and innovation, with numerous Nobel laureates, groundbreaking discoveries, and world-renowned research institutions. Its large investment in research and development across various fields, including biotechnology, information technology, space exploration, and renewable energy, has contributed significantly to global scientific progress.

Similarly, countries like Germany and the United Kingdom have rich scientific traditions and have made substantial contributions to fields such as physics, chemistry, and engineering. France has a strong focus on fundamental research and has produced many Nobel Prize winners in physics, chemistry, and medicine.

In recent years, China has emerged as a major player in scientific research and innovation, with significant investments in science and technology and a growing number of research publications and patents. South Korea has also made remarkable progress in science and technology, particularly in areas such as electronics, telecommunications, and biotechnology.

Ultimately, scientific discovery is a collaborative endeavor that transcends national boundaries, with researchers from different countries often working together on multinational projects. As such, attributing scientific discoveries to a single country can be challenging, as they often result from the collective efforts of scientists from around the world.

AKA Tommy rating: partial but mostly false.

3. The UK is an island and historically has the strongest navy, however, funding it often came at a great cost to the population. Money that could have been spent on the welfare of the population was spent on fighting wars. These wars were often the result of the UK seeking to dominate others, which will be discussed further in (1). However, the ‘manpower’ required was determined significantly by kidnapping people and forcing them to participate. This was known as ‘impeasement’.

Impressment was a common practice in several maritime nations, including Great Britain and the United States, during the Age of Sail and beyond.

During times of war or when there was a need for additional sailors, naval authorities would employ impressment to supplement their crews. They would send press gangs ashore to forcibly recruit men into naval service, often targeting able-bodied seamen but sometimes also capturing landsmen or even individuals with maritime skills. Impressment was typically justified by the urgent need for ‘manpower’ to crew warships and defend maritime interests.

Impressment was often controversial and unpopular, as it involved the seizure of individuals against their will and sometimes led to abuses and injustices. In some cases, individuals who were impressed by naval service might have been subject to harsh conditions, long periods away from home, and the dangers of naval warfare.

In Great Britain, impressment was a particularly contentious issue during the 18th and early 19th centuries, leading to protests and resistance from both the general populace and the seafaring community. The practice eventually declined in the 19th century with the abolition of impressment laws and the adoption of voluntary recruitment methods.

AKA Tommy rating: true but with all the criminality and suffering missed out.

4. Language

Determining the “most popular” languages in the world can be approached in various ways, such as by the number of native speakers, total speakers (including non-native speakers), or global influence. The top 10 are:

  1. Mandarin Chinese: With over a billion native speakers and significant influence in China and beyond, Mandarin Chinese is often considered the world’s most spoken language.
  2. English: English is the most widely spoken language globally when considering both native and non-native speakers. It serves as a lingua franca in many areas, including business, science, technology, and international relations.
  3. Spanish: Spanish is the second most spoken language in the world by native speakers and is widely used across Latin America, Spain, and parts of the United States.
  4. Hindi: Hindi is the official language of India and is spoken by hundreds of millions of people, primarily in India and parts of neighboring countries.
  5. Arabic: Arabic is spoken by millions of people across the Middle East and North Africa and holds significant cultural and religious importance as the language of the Quran.
  6. French: French is widely spoken across Europe, Africa, and parts of Asia, and is an official language of numerous international organizations.
  7. Bengali: Bengali is the official language of Bangladesh and is spoken by millions of people in Bangladesh and the Indian state of West Bengal.
  8. Russian: Russian is the most widely spoken language in Russia and is spoken by millions of people across Eastern Europe and Central Asia.
  9. Portuguese: Portuguese is spoken by millions of people in Portugal, Brazil, and former Portuguese colonies in Africa and Asia.
  10. Urdu: Urdu is the national language of Pakistan and is also spoken in parts of India. It is closely related to Hindi and is written in a similar script.

AKA Tommy Rating: Partial. However, imperial dominance helps to explain the UK’s position at number 2.

The British Empire

The British Empire, at its zenith, was one of the largest and most powerful empires in history, spanning territories across the globe. While the British Empire brought advancements in technology, infrastructure, and governance to many regions, its expansion and rule also resulted in significant destruction, exploitation, and suffering. Here are just some of the outcomes:

  1. Colonialism and Exploitation: British colonialism often involved the exploitation of indigenous peoples and resources. Colonised territories were often subject to economic exploitation, with natural resources extracted for the benefit of the British Empire. This exploitation often led to environmental degradation and the depletion of resources.
  2. Forced Labour and Slavery: The British Empire engaged in various forms of forced labour and slavery throughout its history. The transatlantic slave trade, in which millions of Africans were forcibly transported to British colonies in the Americas, was a significant source of wealth for the empire. Additionally, indentured labourers from India and China were often subjected to harsh conditions on plantations and in other industries.
  3. Cultural Destruction and Suppression: British colonialism often involved the suppression of indigenous cultures and languages. Indigenous cultural practices were often banned or discouraged, and traditional institutions were often undermined or replaced with British systems of governance and education. This cultural destruction had long-lasting effects on indigenous communities and identities.
  4. Violence and Conflict: The expansion of the British Empire often involved violence and conflict. Indigenous peoples who resisted colonisation were often subjected to brutal suppression, including massacres, displacement, and the destruction of villages and communities. Wars of conquest and rebellion, such as the Indian Rebellion of 1857 and the Mau Mau Uprising in Kenya, resulted in widespread destruction and loss of life.
  5. Famine and Economic Disruption: British colonial policies sometimes contributed to famines and economic disruption in colonised territories. Policies such as land confiscation, forced cultivation of cash crops, and taxation often exacerbated poverty and food insecurity, leading to famines in places like India, Ireland, and Bengal.
  6. Partition and Divisions: The British Empire’s policies often contributed to divisions and conflicts between ethnic, religious, and cultural groups within colonised territories. The arbitrary drawing of borders and the imposition of divisive policies, such as divide-and-rule strategies, created tensions that persist to this day in many regions.

AKA Tommy rating: Only a psychopath would celebrate the destruction and genocide that imperialism is responsible for.

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