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Old 24.10.2012, 16:57
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Rather be run over by the Brits than anyone else.
Yep, everybody prefers to be invaded and ruled by a foreign power .
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Yep, everybody prefers to be invaded and ruled by a foreign power .
The ruling classes rarely like it very much, but often conditions for the plebs are improved by external government.

One could, indeed, describe colonialism by enlightened European powers as liberation rather than occupation.

And let's face it, most post-colonial nation states haven't really done a very good job of it on their own, have they?

Funnily enough, though, almost all of the ones that are doing well are former British colonies. There must be something in that...
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Old 24.10.2012, 17:16
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The ruling classes rarely like it very much, but often conditions for the plebs are improved by external government.

One could, indeed, describe colonialism by enlightened European powers as liberation rather than occupation.

And let's face it, most post-colonial nation states haven't really done a very good job of it on their own, have they?

Funnily enough, though, almost all of the ones that are doing well are former British colonies. There must be something in that...
I hate to admi---never mind
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And let's face it, most post-colonial nation states haven't really done a very good job of it on their own, have they?
I see what you mean. But can we stop bashing the USA for a while?
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I see what you mean. But can we stop bashing the USA for a while?
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Old 24.10.2012, 17:29
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The ruling classes rarely like it very much, but often conditions for the plebs are improved by external government.

One could, indeed, describe colonialism by enlightened European powers as liberation rather than occupation.

And let's face it, most post-colonial nation states haven't really done a very good job of it on their own, have they?

Funnily enough, though, almost all of the ones that are doing well are former British colonies. There must be something in that...
We need to have beer over this one. I (probably you as well) have lived in countries with both sides of the colonial history and the feedback I got from the "ex-colonies" is not close to what you portray. I guess we agree to disagree...
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Old 24.10.2012, 17:38
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We need to have beer over this one. I (probably you as well) have lived in countries with both sides of the colonial history and the feedback I got from the "ex-colonies" is not close to what you portray. I guess we agree to disagree...
I am all for a beer ,I allso know a EX colonie
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Old 24.10.2012, 17:48
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I am all for a beer ,I allso know a EX colonie
Some of my best friends are ex colonies.
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