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(Editor's note: This no kidding is a press release that was sent to the Defense Tech offices.)

18DoughtyStreet.com, Britains first political web tv station, has launched a two minute viral campaign to combat growing anti-Americanism across Britain and Europe.

The two minute campaign that has been posted on YouTube and is being distributed across Britain via email paints a world that would be less free, less healthy and less prosperous if America had never existed.

Through five fictional news reports from the 1950s onwards it portrays a world dominated by Soviet Russia and warns that much of the worlds prosperity and medical advances would have been lost.

18DoughtyStreet.com is the initiative of internet entrepreneur Stephan Shakespeare and a number of Britains most-read bloggers who have come together to challenge the biases of establishment broadcasters and mainstream parties.

Tim Montgomerie, Director of 18DoughtyStreet.com, said, For much of the last fifty years Europe has benefited from Americas security umbrella and from the dynamism of American enterprise and science. The advert ends by suggesting that if the US-led coalition had not intervened in Iraq the world could now be being held to ransom by a nuclear-armed Saddam Hussein.

The text of the advertisement is here:

Opening caption: Imagine a world without America.

SCENE 1: 1950s STUDIO WITH MAN IN DINNER SUIT

Caption: 1959

You are watching the News from London. General Secretary Stalin was in France today to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the liberation of Paris by the Red Army. Organised crowds of young people sang the Soviet anthem as troops marched down the Champs Elysees . . .

Caption: A World Without America . . . Would Be A World With Less Freedom

SCENE 2: 1960s STUDIO WITH SAME PRESENTER IN FLOWER POWER SUIT

Caption: 1969

Latest data from the British Department of Health show that deaths from polio rose again last year. The hunt for a vaccine continues. . .

Caption: A World Without America Would Be A World Without Many Medical Advances

SCENE 3: 1970s STUDIO WITH SAME PRESENTER IN LARGE LAPELED BROWN SUIT

Caption: 1979

Tonight the Mediterranean Sea is full of boats of Jewish refugees fleeing for their lives. Earlier in the day the poorly-equipped and under-funded Israeli army was finally defeated and Arab combined forces with Soviet air cover - entered Tel Aviv. . .

Caption: A World Without America Would Be A World Without Israel

SCENE 4: 1980s STUDIO WITH SAME PRESENTER IN SHOULDER-PADDED POWER SUIT

Caption: 1989

Arriving at todays hunger summit in her ministerial Lady Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher vowed to work with Austrian President Arnold Schwarzenegger in fighting increasing hunger across Asia. . .

Caption: A World Without America. . . Would Be A Poorer World

SCENE 5: TURN-OF-THE CENTURY STUDIO WITH SAME PRESENTER IN NEWSROUND-TYPE OPEN SHIRT AND JEANS

Caption: 1999

At a Downing Street press conference earlier today the British Prime Minister said that President Saddam Hussein was a man he could do business with. He was speaking after it was confirmed that the Revolutionary Republic of Iraq and Kuwait had acquired nuclear weapons. . .

Caption: A World Without America. . . Would Be A World Held To Ransom By Tyrants

CLOSING SEQUENCE

In the final sequence a whole series of words and phrases appear on the screen and then disappear. . . at first slowly and then fast. . .

A free Afghanistan

40 percent of the worlds R&D

Free Taiwan

Nylon

Elvis Presley

Air conditioning

Marshall Plan

South Korea

Democratic Nicaragua

Typewriter

A free Japan

Protection of world trading routes

Jazz

50 percent of the world food programme

The motorcar

The liberation of the Falklands

Berlin Airlift

The bra

Frozen food

Dishwasher

Denim jeans

$15bn HIV/AIDS programme

FM radio

Coca Cola

Free Haiti

Supercomputer

26 percent of global aid spending

Final message on screen with atlas of world without USA as image:

A WORLD WITHOUT AMERICA

A world with more disease, more poverty, more danger.

Sponsored by BritainAndAmerica.com

(Editor's endnote: Wow, we'd better get on the step and make a list of things we should thank Europe for. I'll start:

1. Pissing off our forefathers so bad that they came to America.

2. Some other things I can't think of right now.)

-- Ward

Oh, here's the video:

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