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Watch the Tharoor Speech On British Rule - Dr Shashi Tharoor MP - Britain Does Owe Reparations

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    But the problem is one can't be selective about this. Germany also owes a whole shed load of reparations and it was never made to pay and Britain spent a whole shed load of money protecting the Commonwealth from them and I don't remember them asking for a fee.

    It's also a bit disingenuous to compare the share of the world economy at the start of occupation with that at the end of it as a percentage, without stating what it's a percentage of in total. The world economy grew massively between the start and end, with two new superpowers emerging, so 4% at the end was probably many times larger than 25% at the beginning.
     
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