Will post-Brexit Britain be like ancient Greece after the rise of Rome?

In ancient times when Athens arose
Each city had the ruler and the laws that it chose
Cities like Corinth and Argos and Sparta
Had a language, a culture and their own legal charter.

For hundreds of year these city states fought
But after years of this fighting it all came to nought.
Though all wanted to remain independent and free
Each united in a kingdom with the other three.

Once Alexander got to rule all of these lands
His ambition grew huge and his plans became grand
He surveyed the world and wanted it all
And soon other nations were beginning to fall.

The Greeks built an empire such as never had been
From Athens to India and much in between
Philosophy and the arts all flourished anew
There were plays and sculpture and sporting events too.

Then in the west a new power arose
With bread and circuses and armies and roads.
The Roman forces now had their day
While Greek power slowly faded away

But in the east was another empire
To which the Greeks could also aspire
It had religion and history and gold and jewels
But a dreaded bureaucracy with Byzantine rules.

Eventually the Greeks found it all too much
With foreigners, rules, regulations and such.
It was time for Greeks to call it day
Forget about empire and go their own way.

Now Greece is something of tourist resort
With history and culture and venues for sport.
It may well be that the country is broke
But at least it’s free of an empire’s long yoke.

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In olden times when England arose
Each nation had the ruler and the laws that it chose
Nations like Scotland and Ireland and Wales
Had a language, a culture and their own set of laws.

For hundreds of year these nation states fought
But years of such fighting all came to nought
Though all wanted to remain independent and free
Each united in a kingdom with the other three.

Once the English got to rule all of these lands
Their ambition grew huge and their plans became grand.
They surveyed the world and wanted it all
And soon other nations were beginning to fall.

The Brits built an empire such as never had been
From London to India and much in between
Science and the arts all flourished anew
There were plays and painting and sporting events too.

Then in the west a new power arose
With burgers and movies and armies and roads
The Yankee forces now had their day
While British power slowly faded away.

But in the east was another empire
To which the Brits could also aspire.
It had religion and history and paid for the schools
But a dreaded bureaucracy with the Eurozone’s rules.

Eventually the Brits found it all too much
With foreigners, rules, regulations and such.
It was time for Brits to call it day
Forget about empire and go their own way.

Will Britain become just a tourist resort
With history and culture and venues for sport?
It may well be that the country goes broke
But at least it’ll be free of an empire’s long yoke.