Definitions for Cool Britannia
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A term used in some media for the culture of the United Kingdom in the mid-1990s, closely associated with the New Labour government of that period.
Origin: Punning blend of cool and Rule Britannia
Cool Britannia was a period of increased pride in the culture of the United Kingdom throughout most of the 1990s inspired by 1960s pop culture. A change of government from many years of conservative rule to "New Labour" under Tony Blair and the success of Britpop and musical acts such as the Spice Girls led to a renewed feeling of optimism in the United Kingdom following the tumultuous years of the 1970s and 1980s. It is a pun on the title of the British patriotic song "Rule, Britannia!".
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