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Japanese Women Apologize for the Aggression against China in WWII [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2008-8-5 11:46:50 |Display all floors
If the Europeans kept to themselves, the 14 million Congolese slaughtered for a cheap supply of rubber between 1895 and 1910 for the automobiles of the West would have been with their families longer.

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Post time 2008-8-5 11:54:14 |Display all floors
And most Chinese wouldn't live very long at all, indeed, no non-European would.

In all, the spread of the pharmaceutical and green revolutions and their accompanying impact on life expectancy and infant mortality would have easily tipped historical scales in favor of Europe even if Europeans had systematically eradicated 3/4 of the world's population. Indeed, the spread of the industrial revolution so dramatically raised standards of living worldwide that Europe could have looted and burned the entire world twice over before a dent was made against the positive impact of European science and engineering.

If you want to start on pseudo-utility theory, you'd best target someone other than Europe. Let's target China: keeping paper and sericulture secret probably cost the world significantly for over a thousand years, reducing economic growth outside of China and pushing back the industrial revolution by centuries.

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"Justice prevails... evil justice."

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Post time 2008-8-5 12:02:04 |Display all floors
Spreading inventions is great, what's not so good is the methods used by the West. Many Chinese, Indian and Arabian inventions were eventually used by others. However, spreading opium in Chi.na wasn't meant to be benefit Ch.ina at all.

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Post time 2008-8-5 12:17:07 |Display all floors
Originally posted by takethis at 2008-8-5 12:08


Talking about - methods - , many inventions from other countries were simply copied by China without paying any license fees for it.




Well, perhaps you may consider it as reparations for the Opium Wars etc.

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