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I merely pointed out they had been attacked, occupied and damaged by Italian colonialism, contrary to your claims.
Bear in mind that the two greatest colonial rivals, Britain and France fought both those wars on the same side.
- What are you on about?
Once again you have contrived to utterly miss the point and move on to something which is nothing to do with the point I have been making at all.
Please explain in what way the pre-colonial rulers of Africa, tribal chiefs who slew, tortured and enslaved their subjects at will, or the likes of Idi Amin Boukhassa, and Robert Mugabe were/are better governors than the old colonial administrations.
- Again you manage to completely miss the point.
It does not matter that colonial rule was not as bloody or corrupt,
the point is that it was harmful to the development of those places and therefore cannot be described as 'good'.
In any event I don't suppose you'll understand why that doesn't strike me as something to see as too much of a 'plus' or achievement.
Originally posted by Uncle Joe
Greatest contributions to the world:
Railways in India and Africa, Democratic institutions around the world from Berlin to Dehli to Cape Town. British Beef. The Sandwich.
The USA, repeated famines in India that killied millions through sheer idiocy. Ending fifteen years to soon in Africa.
posted by Uncle Joe
[The Empires’s] Greatest contributions to the world: Railways in India and Africa, Democratic institutions around the world from Berlin to Delhi to Cape Town. British Beef. The Sandwich. Great Mistakes: The USA; repeated famines in India [Ireland?] that killed millions through sheer idiocy. Ending fifteen years too soon in Africa. [Edited by Don W]
Originally posted by Vox Populi
There can be absolutely no justification for the slave trade. You were quite correct to hint that this trade had existed before Europeans arrived on the scene, and equally correct to say that nobody took it to such industrial proportions as the English.