There is nothing quite imaginative to understand how the world is feeling surrounding the shock Britain caused by deciding to leave the European Union.  It is also hard to imagine the political and economic journey the nation will face as a result of the decision voters have made. Just over half the country voted on the ‘Brexit law’ which came into fruition in 1975 when Britain joined the EU. Slang for British exit, the goal of the referendum was reopened by political advocacy groups and party affiliates after months of speculation that a British exit was more likely than not. This gave registered voters from nations of England, Wales, London (separately),  Northern Ireland and Scotland the chance to vote for or against Brexit. The results turned out to be 51.9% in support of an exit (17,410,742 votes) and 48.1% (16,141,241 votes) to remain in the EU.

Brexit is revealing of a divided nation that felt their leadership and direction was steering into dangerous ground. The United Kingdom faced rough economic performances since 2008 with the major expansion of interest rates. Brexit leaves a short term recession on the nation’s economy. Sharp falls have taken place within the European stock market, Banks have been hit hard, and it is likely that it will lead to a strong decrease in trade and investment from foreign countries over the course of the upcoming months. Prime Minister David Cameron was unable to live up to his promise in reducing the number of immigrants into Britain. London and scattered parts of the UK were rumored to be terrorist ‘hot spots’ in 2016. The growing threat of ISIS in Europe and the derailed economy caused voters skepticism. The vote came out of anger and frustration to create independence to a nation taken advantage of by other foreign nations. Donald Trump is campaigning for the same message in the United States and his anti-political correctness platform possibly triggered voters to take their country back.

David Cameron delivered an emotional speech amidst the Brexit vote.

“The British people have made a very clear decision to take a different path, and as such I think the country requires fresh leadership to take it in this direction. I will do everything I can as prime minister to steady the ship over the coming weeks and months, but I do not think it would be right for me to try to be the captain that steers our country to its next destination…I love this country and I feel honored to have served it.”

British conservative and controversial figure Boris Johnson is rumored in the running as the U.K’s next Prime Minister. He is known for having endorsed the Brexit move months prior and is a strong proponent of economic and social democracy tied in with his conservative values.

The outcome of Britain’s independence is a strong statement on a most significant time in the world. It is also important to note that Scotland was strongly against leaving the European Union, and many political leaders are working to create referendum towards Brexit.