The hard work is just starting for Boris Johnson and the British Conservative Party which is still coming to terms with the internal turmoil of the past year which cost it many high profile parliamentarians.
While historic in terms of the numbers of the seats gained at the expense of Labour and the fact it has cleared some of the impediments to the long delayed implementation of the 2016 Brexit referendum vote, this week's election victory does not mark the end of uncertainty for Britain, its people, the European Union and the rest of the world.
Johnson's immediate assignment, and one that may yet prove to be beyond his powers, is to devise and then roll out a workable solution to the challenge of exiting the EU with a minimum of economic damage, individual human pain and hardship and a raft of "unintended consequences".
His next is to work towards reuniting a scarred and divided nation which has suffered mightily as a result of the intransigent incompetence of its political class for the better part of half a decade. Britain's politicians, starting with David Cameron who got this particular ball rolling, have done her people no favours.
Given the poll is being widely seen as a vindication of the Conservatives' "Get Brexit done" three-word slogan, those who are likely to be negatively impacted by the departure will now be holding their collective breath.
What, for example, is going to be the fate of the millions of people from elsewhere across the EU currently living in the UK with many of the same entitlements as citizens 12 to 18 months from now?
Then, of course, there are the millions of British people living in Europe, many of them retirees toasting themselves on the balmy coasts of southern France, Spain and Portugal, who may soon find themselves persona non grata?
How is Johnson going to honour his pledge to ensure there are no customs barriers between Ireland and Northern Ireland? What are the ramifications for European foreign policy? For collective security and even for the future of NATO?
Britain's entry into what was then the Common Market almost half a century ago has redefined its relationship with its own Commonwealth, including this country, other EU member states, the US, former Warsaw Pact nations and rising economic giants such as China and India in ways it will take decades to unravel and understand.
The world is a much bigger, and infinitely more complex, place than it was in the mid-1970s. While one Cold War has ended another seems about to begin.
Many of the things Johnson and his colleagues have promised, either openly or implicitly, could prove to be well beyond their gift to deliver.
All of that said however, the problems facing the Conservatives are as nothing compared to the situation British Labour, which has been more than decimated, now finds itself in.
Labor cannot blame its defeat on Brexit alone.
The workers' party is, not to put too fine a point upon it, now in the midst of an existential crisis given it cannot blame its defeat on the issue of Brexit alone.
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn's relative success against the startlingly unpopular Teresa May in the last election masked the fact he was also massively on the nose with voters. When May was replaced with a more palatable alternative, a British Morrison as opposed to an Abbott, the Labour vote collapsed.
His grab bag of socialist policies, which would have undone many of the reforms of the past 40 years, were the icing on the cake.
This poll result, as we noted previously, is not the end of uncertainty. The "adventure" for the British public, and to a lesser extent, the rest of the world, is just beginning.