Today Britain decided they no longer want to be part of Europe, and what Napoleon had failed to achieve through conquest, Britain has voluntarily subscribed to today: a European Common Market excluding Britain. Napoleon had a deep hatred of Britain and had forced every country he conquered to break trade ties with Britain. He had dreamt of the Continental System, where all of Europe would share a common market and the financial strength of the pesky British would finally be destroyed.
I have no love for the EU and I can sympathize with patriotic Brits wanting their sovereignty back, realistically however, it seems Brexit will be the final nail in the coffin of their failing state. Brits failed to realize that British immigration policy is to blame for the Muslims that currently live in the UK, not the EU (Britain is not part of Schengen). Brits also fail to realize that they will not get a good trade deal because the EU will punish Britain to prevent others from leaving. They fail to realize that merely leaving the EU won’t help them since they will keep electing the same incompetent politicians to lead them. They also fail to realize that instead of being part of Europe, they will become a complete vassal of the US. Lastly, they fail to realize that their entire country is at risk of crumbling as Scotland, Northern Ireland, and Gibraltar threaten the very existence of the country as they threaten secession. The British are being destroyed by their own “right to self-determination” propaganda that they have been spreading since the First World War. Now it has caught up to them.
The rest of Europe however, is likely to benefit greatly as the EU will be forced to reform in the face of such a disaster, to prevent other nations from leaving. Britain’s future however, does not look likely to last much longer. Spain will claim Gibraltar, Scotland will likely secede, and last Northern Ireland will likely reunite with Ireland. England will be all that’s left.