1. I removed the AFD tag, since 19th-century redirects here, as it should.
2. Didn't Britain also run China?
3. The list of important events could also include the War of 1812 (nicely US-centric still) and the Industrial Revolution. Actully, I am going to go add the 1812 one now. Human 21:28, 22 April 2007 (EDT)
"a land mass equivalent to 20 times the size of Wales". Which, as a WelshPerson, I think is sort of cool, but also a bit bizarre. Come on, what US state was it the size of? Human 22:14, 1 May 2007 (EDT)