Can Britain defend itself?

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  1. Purple_twiglet

    Purple_twiglet War Hero Moderator

    Yes - next question?
     
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  2. Despite P_Ts unambiguous answer, it would depend on the threat, without resorting to Nuclear option, if the protagonist was well equipped, trained and big enough, that would probably be a NO (at least not without our NATO allies)

    On the plus side, we would probably win against the french
     
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  3. On our own? No way. With others, yes. UK forces have been depleted over the years and we would be hard pushed to put together a "battle" fleet. And don't give me the bollocks of, "we may be smaller, but our ships deliver a bigger punch."
     
  4. Both very true points!
     

  5. I was lead to believe Trident missiles pack a somewhat bigger punch than what many other countries can. Granted they're from boats not ships.
     
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