Beyond the North Sea the island of England was penatrable by German tribes and more recently by Rhine barges. The Angles, Saxons and Jutes were so familiar in this geograhical area the sea is also known as The German Sea. Bicycles are often to be seen on these barges perhaps used to visit shopping centres often on rivers and canals.
England before the industrial revolution was a wealthy country almost entirely due to pastoral sheep farming which was more commonplace in Eastern England. In one Suffolk linear town each house is a castle with a moat. Nowadays prosperity depends on a miriad of sources often only in the minds of people like finance and tourism. In England foreigners and home visitors visit historical sites looking at how economic activity was manifest in the past.
Many English towns and cities held in aspic and in name are perpetuated often by government work structures and finance.
A colapse is imminent in some areas of English activity especially in local government regarded by many as being of little purpose. The Soviet Republic of England under New Labour if left to a Conservative/Tory regime may result, though currently unlikely, in towns and cities dying as Jarrow did in 1933.
The candidates for a economic colapse are in Lancashire, Derby, Nottinghamshire heartlands of BNP (British National Party) and New Labour. UKIP (United Kingdom Independence Party) support is nationwide and represents unfashionable train spotting nobodies who rarely have impact unless diluted on English politics.
However hundred year events have occured in English politics recently.
Left to their own devises and stimulated by Isreali out of town american style shopping, or by Tory radical policy of the sort Baden Powell Boy Scouts letting the unemployed and poor rot and die, some towns and cities may be left as only names in memories of old people.
The towns and cities most at risk and vunerable in a Social Darwinian England are:-
7. South Shields
11.Stoke on Trent
Towns and cities in England which will remain unchanged:-
1. Milton Keynes
2. Frimley on sea
Towns and cities in England which will prosper:-
3. Brighton and Hove City
8. Canvey Island