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  • #61
    Originally posted by DenverBrit View Post
    Nonsense, by the time the railroads had even begun construction, Britain had already stolen everything worth taking.

    Railways were used exclusively for scenic tours.
    Brit keeps reminding why I had him on igggggy.

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    • #62
      Originally posted by mhgaffney View Post
      Brit keeps reminding why I had him on igggggy.
      You keep saying that, yet here you are again......and again.

      Go read some history, there's plenty of economic and social information about the impact of the Imperial railways in India.

      I recommend you start with MIT's Professor Dave Donald's research from last year:

      Railroads of the Raj:
      Estimating the Impact of Transportation Infrastructure


      Dave Donaldson
      MIT Department of Economics and NBER
      September 2012

      Abstract
      How large are the benefi ts of transportation infrastructure projects, and what explains these benefi ts?

      This paper uses archival data from colonial India to investigate the
      impact of India's vast railroad network. Guided by four results from a general equilibrium trade model, I fi nd that railroads:
      (1) decreased trade costs and interregional price gaps;
      (2) increased interregional and international trade;
      (3) increased real income levels; and
      (4), that a sucient statistic for the e ffect of railroads on welfare in the model accounts for virtually all of the observed reduced-form impact of railroads
      on real income in the data

      http://economics.mit.edu/files/6038
      I also recommend you read Jan Morris.

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      • #63
        No Brit, see they're all in on it.

        It's a conspiracy!

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        • #64
          Originally posted by houghtam View Post
          No Brit, see they're all in on it.

          It's a conspiracy!
          You think colonialism was beneficial for the peoples who were colonized?

          If so -- you are a typical brain dead American.

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          • #65
            Originally posted by mhgaffney View Post
            You think colonialism was beneficial for the peoples who were colonized?

            If so -- you are a typical brain dead American.
            We have done a better job for Phillippines than when Spain had control of the islands.

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            • #66
              Originally posted by broncocalijohn View Post
              We have done a better job for Phillippines than when Spain had control of the islands.
              Better?

              The US had to crush a popular uprising -- staged by Philippinos who wanted freedom -- not another colonial master.

              200,000+ died in that 3 year war.

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              • #67
                Originally posted by mhgaffney View Post
                You think colonialism was beneficial for the peoples who were colonized?

                If so -- you are a typical brain dead American.
                No one is arguing it was.

                You're the one claiming the Brits were worse than the Nazis without offering anything to support that rubbish.

                Step up and stop being such a predictable troll.

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                • #68
                  Originally posted by Dr. Broncenstein View Post
                  Mexico must be a third world country. And it's amazing that with no border enforcement from said violent third world country along the south, a pointless drug war, and minimal punishment for violent crimes outside of capital murder proven beyond a reasonable doubt to a jury of high-functioning retards that the violent crime mortality isn't higher.
                  I would question the competency of the government in tracking accurate data, given the tendency of government officials to either be complicit in these crimes or be against them and thus turn up headless.

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                  • #69
                    Originally posted by mhgaffney View Post
                    You think colonialism was beneficial for the peoples who were colonized?

                    If so -- you are a typical brain dead American.
                    Actually it did have benefits. Modern technology, electricity, etc. Colonialism is at least as damaging to the colonizing country as the colonized one. It's a profit game for the small percentage of elites that benefit from it.

                    Typical brain-dead American :


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                    • #70
                      Originally posted by mhgaffney View Post
                      Better?

                      The US had to crush a popular uprising -- staged by Philippinos who wanted freedom -- not another colonial master.

                      200,000+ died in that 3 year war.
                      With the exception of the province of Mindanao (which are Muslim majority in an open state of rebellion and hate everyone) the Filipinos love the US and despise the Spanish despite the fact that a lot of them do still speak Spanish. So have we treated them better? I don't know but I know they think we have.

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                      • #71
                        Originally posted by DenverBrit View Post
                        Makes sense, Gaffney doesn't think the Nazis were as bad as history portrays them.
                        I think it's a legitimate belief in the sense of that atrocity propaganda is always fed to the public to justify wars. The same can also be said for the USSR, but acknowledging that neither makes one a Nazi nor a Marxist.

                        We were told that Saddam had "rape rooms" and a "child prison" for kids whose parents wouldn't join the Bath Party. Turns out later it was an orphanage. It was a big lie all along, of course.

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