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Old 12-12-2013, 05:51 PM   #57
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Originally Posted by mhgaffney View Post
Look at India.

It was once very prosperous -- and wealthy. India was the crown jewel in the British empire.

The Brits built a RR system to loot the country -- the RRs were designed not to develop India but to extract wealth --

Britain used the resources/wealth stolen from India to launch its own industrial revolution.

The Brits meanwhile used the various language, cultural differences and the caste system to turn Indians against themselves -- a method of control the US has copied and taken to new levels (as evidenced by Edward Snowden's revelations).

It is not a pretty picture.

In that context, every railroad everywhere for all time was developed to extract wealth.
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