[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...)

Hokkun Pang hkp@attbi.com
Sat, 22 Mar 2003 14:56:20 -0800


Japan may not be a 100%  political/economic/cultural colony of the US, but
since WW2, I think the only time Japan said no to the US was the publishing
of  the book "The Japan that can say no" in 1988.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Rishab Aiyer Ghosh" <rishab@dxm.org>
To: <fork@xent.com>
Sent: Saturday, March 22, 2003 6:48 AM
Subject: Re: [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...)


> 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.