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If Colonialism was extended or still existed the world would be a better place.

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Started: 8/1/2013 Category: Politics
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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thedon22

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Well, I believe in a way the world would in fact be a better place if colonialism was still in existence to this day. Not in a matter of race like one people is better than another, but in a health, education and economic aspect.
pulkit.tomar

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I don't agree..!! did u forgot the catastrophic disasters caused by the Colonialism on the people of native land..!! If it would have still existed then most of the countries would still be one....like India would still be under the british empire.!! and british is still a developed country..!! then how could u say that Colonialism would cause any advantage to India..!!
Debate Round No. 1
thedon22

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First off I'd like to say that colonialism has many advantages. It was a good thing. Imperialism not only helped modernize South Africa (which was the longest colony held by Europeans) but majorly increased their economies. Countries such as the former Rhodesia and South Africa both were the longest colonized by Europeans and both thrived economically. Rhodesia declared independence from Europe in 1970 and was controlled by Europeans through 1978.
And even though their existence was short, they managed to maintain one of the strongest economies in the world. They were so strong that $1 Rhodesian= $1.40 American, making it worth more than the Euro and the American dollar. It's society was also very modern and had multiple media sources and news papers, also a modern army. But in 1979 and 1980 when the country was completely lost from European control the economy crashed. They were so inflated that they were printing out $100 trillion dollar bills. Then the Aids epidemic spread across the country and they did not have the education, money or technology to control it as the former European government did.

Also another example is South Africa when Europeans lost complete control over the country. Crime shot up an incredible amount and AID's ran rampant just as it did in Rhodesia. And there was no way of stopping it because even the government would issue false propaganda that only made Aid's even worse.

And about India, India today is not as advanced and still has a major gap between rich and poor. They deal with terrorism on a daily basis and they have more people than ANY european country but they have a lower GDP, this shows the disadvantages of not having a country with a stronger GDP to be the backbone and give them the push that they need.
pulkit.tomar

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Debate Round No. 2
thedon22

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pulkit.tomar

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Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by nonamenoslogan 3 years ago
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It makes you wonder. It seems like in some places, folks just can't seem to play well with each other, and even worse, left to their own devices, plot attacks against people a half world away. On the other hand, you have democracy and suffrage, and the right to rule yourself. As thedon seems to insinuate, areas of the world with the longest colonial rule are fairing the best in general. I'm not real sure how Algeria is doing, but... It's sad to think you have to almost treat some people like children to stop them from killing each other.
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