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Old 9th May 2019, 19:52
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Originally Posted by parabellum View Post
Nothing wrong with empires and colonies two and three hundred years ago, without them the world today would be just one great big present day Africa. History shows that the UK were among the more civilised of colonists, far less cruel than the French or Portuguese, for example and more inclined than others to develop a nations resources rather than pillage them. Not facts that appeal to British Empire apologists of course, but facts nevertheless.
I see the righteous have jumped.

The Dutch were kicked out of Indonesia. The Italians from Africa and the Germans likewise. We were ejected from Africa too but for the worst perhaps the Belgians who simply abandoned the Congo. The French are still active in Africa assisted by us.

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