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lonewolf, back during WWII, the Brits demonstrated great spirit and perseverance in the face of adversity. Amongst the lessons learned was the need to be self sufficient with food as a nation. Following the war land use was regulated in an effort to avoid suburban sprawl that would eat into agricultural lands. An agricultural preservation professional friend of mine moved to the UK a few years ago and was dismayed that the UK was relaxing those laws but nonetheless the UK had put a lot of effort into preserving food production capabilities post-WWII. Do you see the Brits as still having that spirit and determination that saw them through WWII or has the post-war prosperity had folks grow soft, as has occurred in the US and elsewhere in the West to a great degree?