Colonialism is a tricky one.
In the case of America, the colony became a successful nation largely because it slaughtered nearly all the native inhabitants.
In Afric for the most part, the natives were instead enslaved and used as labour. Eventually the slaves outnumber the colonists and a revolt happens. This results in the colonists who were running the show being killed or exiled, and the now freed slaves having to try and figure out how to run a nation.
The suppression of the natives without the extermination of them is what leads to an unsucessful collony. Eventually the natives have the numbers to take thier nation back, but are unprepared to run the nation after they do so.(its not a nice way to say it, but if the Native Americans were not left as an endagered species they would have eventually kicked the whites out and America would be a lot like most african countries.)
2/8/2010 11:37:18 PM
This should be in RSTDT.
Dude, Liberia...? That's...that's like a double-reverse colony. That doesn't even fit.
2/9/2010 12:18:58 AM
Shouldn't this be in RSTDT?
2/9/2010 12:44:13 AM
That they are in the situation they are because of colonialism, maybe?
2/9/2010 3:35:14 AM
@#1112094 The L: Woah woah woah dude! Don't forget New Zealand and Australia.
2/9/2010 4:12:49 AM
How is this FSTDT?
2/9/2010 8:33:02 AM
"Tell me again, what was the problem with colonialism?"
Speaking as an Englishman, oh, I dunno. Rhodesia, India, West Indies, Burma, South Africa, Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, America... They're all the same. So tell me again,
What was the problem with colonialism?
2/9/2010 8:56:07 AM
Racism, Social Problems, Exploiting resources for wich the colonies see almost no benefits...
Future Crippled economies, unstable government...
And douches like you who can't tell how the world works.
2/9/2010 9:24:22 AM
Colonialism raped all of those countries and left them in the sticky puddle to stew for two hundred years.
...My analogy went horribly wrong, somewhere.
2/9/2010 1:27:11 PM
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