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Post time 2007-6-27 11:56:48 |Display all floors

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I think CHINA's GREAT INTERNAL cohesion saved it from destruction.

CHINESE CULTURE!

Imagine the Indians, they just gave in because the Moghuls made them "sheeps"
while our culture, gives us STRONG BONES, ACTIVE MINDS, BECOME THE MORAL MAN, and understand JUSTICE.


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Note: The Pirates of the East India Company just wanted money....and a legacy..and took it whenever the cost is small. FROG nations were the first to fall.

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Post time 2007-11-10 14:10:21 |Display all floors

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Post time 2007-11-11 09:31:26 |Display all floors
The majority of the wealth of present-day Britain was actually built in the last 20-30 years.  The working classes in the time of the Empire were very badly off indeed, and it basically benefited a small minority.

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Post time 2007-11-19 12:46:53 |Display all floors
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Post time 2007-11-21 07:33:34 |Display all floors
Originally posted by changabula at 2007-6-26 20:53
The most astounding attribute of the flag-waving British is their hypocrisy.

It's a sad fact but they have been quite triumphant at annihilating and destroying whole natio ...


the people who would end up paying the "amends" would be the normal tax payer

and burn the flag?, people were mowed down in two world wars for that fla and while we have done  wrong in our past, the issue of burning my flag leads me to say one phrase you you, ---- off you arsehole
working class people sacrifised themselves for that flag, id never burn it for you

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Post time 2007-11-21 09:07:02 |Display all floors

Even Today

Even today, Britons sing drinking songs reminescing about the glorious colonial past.  It does not offend our "working class" Briton friend that they still sing of the "noonday gun", how the newbie Brit, fresh in the colonial city, was befuddled by the supposedly lazy natives who insist on taking afternoon naps.  

No, I do not believe that the Brits have collectively, as a people, really reflected on the atrocities they visited on the rest of human kind.

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Post time 2007-12-6 03:30:17 |Display all floors
Modern History Sourcebook: The People of Canton: Against the English, 1842

    [Tappan Introduction]: From a paper that was agreed to at a great public meeting in Canton.

    Behold that vile English nation! Its ruler is at one time a woman, then a man, and then perhaps a woman again; its people are at one time like vultures, and then they are like wild beasts, with dispositions more fierce and furious than the tiger or wolf, and natures more greedy than anacondas or swine. These people having long steadily devoured all the western barbarians, and like demons of the night, they now suddenly exalt themselves here.

    During the reigns of the emperors Kien-lung and Kia-king these English barbarians humbly besought an entrance and permission to deliver tribute and presents; they afterwards presumptuously asked to have Chu-san; but our sovereigns, clearly perceiving their traitorous designs, gave them a determined refusal. From that time, linking themselves with traitorous Chinese traders, they have carried on a large trade and poisoned our brave people with opium.

    Verily, the English barbarians murder all of us that they can. They are dogs, whose desires can never be satisfied. Therefore we need not inquire whether the peace they have now made be real or pretended. Let us all rise, arm, unite, and go against them.

    We do here bind ourselves to vengeance, and express these our sincere intentions in order to exhibit our high principles and patriotism. The gods from on high now look down upon us; let us not lose our just and firm resolution.

     

    Source:

    From: Eva March Tappan, ed., China, Japan, and the Islands of the Pacific, Vol. I of The World's Story: A History of the World in Story, Song, and Art, (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1914), p. 197.

    Scanned by: J. S. Arkenberg, Dept. of History, Cal. State Fullerton. Prof. Arkenberg has modernized the text.

http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/1842canton.html
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