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Inglorious Empire: What the British Did to India

Discussion in 'General History' started by Agent_47, Mar 11, 2017.

  1. GSLV Mk III

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    The farmers only receives a fraction of the price and most of it is taken by the middle men and wealthy merchants.

    The ignorance is outstanding. Indian agriculture was mechanized only recently- probably the only farming equipment a farmer owned then would have been a wooden plough. :lol:

    Indian agriculture is mostly dependent on monsoon and large scale irrigation canals were a rarity in British India.
     
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    Those canals were built so you could increase the rate of productivity and export what ever you deemed was your right to export .
     
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    Original claim: famines were caused because of Indian population growth. :lol:

    Well, it's true. If you have a 10% food surplus and yield is growing at 1%/year and you breed at a rate that expands the population by 20%/year, what the **** do you think will happen?
     
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    Mostly targeted at cash crops, not food grains
     
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    A typical approach taken by failing nations. Your economy has grown less than half as fast as China's from 1950, despite doing better than it in the 200 years before. China was outpaced by Taiwan 3-fold. Hong Kong and Singapore, which remained under colonial rule longer, did better than all the above. Your problems are your own. They have nothing to do with colonial rule, which ended 70 years ago.
     
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    I think you're being deliberately dumb. The point is that if you try increase population by 20% per year due to fertility rate when yield doesn't allow for it, then mortality rate will take it back down to what the yield allows for, especially when newborns don't farm. Indeed this is the reason there are still 200 million in hunger in India, because the breeding is out of control.
     
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    Evidence?
     
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    How could the yield keep up with fertility rates when you exported most of the produce.What ever happened during the Bengal famine was your usual modus operandi .Except that millions died and you claimed ignorance of the depth of the famine and it's repercussions on those hapless Bengalis ?

    While your countrymen led by your pimp in chief Churchmouse were fattening themselves at our cost .That's why even in such desperate times , in spite of the war and the rationing on , there wasn't a single death due to starvation in the isles . The most rare occurrence ever in any war .Yet in spite of facing zero external aggression in excess of 4 million Bengalis were dead not so much due to the famine as due to your thievery .
     
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    Classic BS....

    Your original claim was that it was Indian population growth that caused shortages & hence famine...ie, Churchill was right.

    Well, it's true. If you have a 10% food surplus and yield is growing at 1%/year and you breed at a rate that expands the population by 20%/year, what the **** do you think will happen?
     
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    Sure, India is failing that's why Teresa May is desperate to do a trade deal with India.

    And Chinese example is irrelevant as their growth started after liberalizing their economy in the 1980s. We took 10 more years.
     
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    Not sure if BMD is an Irishman or an Englishman pretending to be one - considering the Irish themselves suffered unspeakable atrocities by the English - but it is hilarious to see the desperate but obvious attempts at spin and deflection.
    As for the other baseless drivel @anonymous: "Or as much of a fact as more Indians died of starvation / malnourishment / hunger before and after the British in India but not during the British rule in India" - doesn't deserve a response
     
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    None of his posts merit a response ,tbh.The more the fool's needled , the more he exposes himself .
     
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    @mods why do we keep tolerating towards neo colonial haters they deny everything they alter the history . They will never change. They know all the history but try to spin it to their own benefit . There is no need to debate with white superiority neo colonial racists they are like terrorists they are too brainwashed to have debate
     
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    How does stolen artifacts from other kingdoms relate to economy or china?
     
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    Novelty value. A few artifacts worth a few million is negligible to a $3tr economy in financial value.
     

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