The Romans thought the Welsh dodgy too, after pacifying England in about a week, they never conquered the Welsh but rather passed through, or built the odd massive fort which they very rarely left! except to visit their English friends over the Servern.
We do have a space programme of sorts. Me and a few mates successfully launched a medium altitude rocket from a caravan park near Swansea, at a cost of well over £30.
And we rarely see anyone shitting in the streets here, so there's that