[SPORK] Was Colonialism good or bad for the world? (was: Q: Was British rule bad or good for India? and before that: The rhetoric of liberation...)

Rishab Aiyer Ghosh rishab@dxm.org
Sat, 22 Mar 2003 14:48:14 +0000


japan wasn't colonised, just defeated in war and occupied for a couple of
years. if iraq is occupied by the US for a while that's not colonisation 
either. 

-rg

On Fri, Mar 21, 2003 at 08:51:48PM -0800, Hokkun Pang wrote:
> But none of the country you listed is as successfull as Japan. The USA could
> have colonized Japan twice. Once in the mid 1800s and again after WW2.
> But the USA didn't. The USA forced reforms on Japan and turned it into a
> world class nation.