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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_empire_on_which_the_sun_never_sets

The phrase "the empire on which the sun never sets" has been used with variations to describe certain global empires that were so extensive that there was always at least one part of their territory that was in daylight. It was originally used for the Spanish Empire, mainly in the 16th and 17th centuries. In more recent times, ...

www.quora.com/What-does-The-sun-never-set-on-the-British-Empire-mean

This Canadian stamp from Xmas 1898 should help explain the meaning of the term: If you prefer words, here's the pertinent quote from the corresponding Wikipe...

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The saying "The sun never sets on the British Empire" means that the British Empire was once so expansive that there was always some part of it that was sunny. Though the same thing had been said of...

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The British Empire – where the sun never set. 7 years ago; UK, History, GreatBritain, BritishEmpire, 2010, Lifestyle. At its peak the British Empire was the largest empire the world had ever known. It was said 'the sun never sets on the British Empire' because its span across the globe ensured that the sun was always shining ...

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the british used to have A LOT of land and empires around the world. so, when they said that the sun never set on the british empire, they meant sure, it wud set on britain or watever, but somewhere on earth, part of their empire would still have sun hope i helped ...

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The sun never set on the British Empire because the sun sets in the West and the British Empire was in the East. Anonymous Student ..... Hobson wished to explain the recent Boer War as the effect of £400 million of investment in the South African gold and diamond minds. Lenin saw British colonies as the necessary outlet ...

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When (if ever) did the Sun finally set on the British Empire? —Kurt Amundson. It hasn't. Yet. But only because of a few dozen people living in an area smaller than Disney World. The world's largest empire. The British Empire spanned the globe. This led to the saying that the Sun never set on it, since it was always daytime ...

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By the early 1900s, many efforts were underway to end war and foster understanding between nations. › In 1869, the first modern Olympic games were held. Their founder hoped the games would promote “love of peace and respect for life.” › Alfred Nobel set up the annual Nobel Peace Prize to reward people who worked ...

www.slate.com/blogs/the_vault/2014/09/18/history_of_british_imperialism_child_s_toy_explaining_saying_sun_never_sets.html

Sep 18, 2014 ... With today's referendum on Scottish independence, the former British empire stands to shrink even further. Mitch Fraas, curator at the University of Pe ...