The release of secret documents under the Freedom of Information Act show that Britain was on the verge of declaring war on the United States of America in the summer of 1975.
The British Government had drawn up plans to denounce American involvement in the Vietnam war and were in the process of drawing up an ultimatum demanding that American troops vacate Vietnamese territory within 48 hours or a state of war would exist between the two nations. At the same time a proclamation of support was to be issued to the North Vietnamese government.whilst diplomatic incidents would be created between Russia and China preventing them from coming down on our side.
Britain's apparent motive was to declare war on the U.S.A. and then surrender immediately...it was hoped that the influx of American occupation troops into the U.K would boost the British economy and remove the need for our own army...thereby distracting attention away from the massive deficit in the British budget.
However this information was leaked to the C.I.A. and President Nixon acted swiftly in removing troops from Vietnam
thus preventing Britain from declaring war on America.
Thwarted in their ambitions Britain went on to declare war on other countries..in the hope of being 'adopted'..but in each case the message was misread and Britain had the shit kicked out of it..