CHAPTER 4

Department of Startup

At the height of her powers, the sun never sets on the British Empire. In 1821, the Caledonian Mercury wrote of the British Empire, “On her dominions the sun never sets; before his evening rays leave the spires of Quebec, his morning beams have shone three hours on Port Jackson, and while sinking from the waters of Lake Superior, his eyes opens upon the Mouth of Ganges.” (Wikipedia 2018)

Spanning across five continents, holding territory to the size of 35,500,000 square kilometer (13,700,000 square miles) or 24 percent of Earth’s total land area, it was the largest empire in the history of humanity. By then, shy of 450 million people, would live under the policies and Governors and Viceroys out of London, ...

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