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Colonialism did not Make Africa Poor

Africa is a big place with a lot of history, but is treated as a single entity in modern political discussions. Before going over the charts, consider this: In 1950, the continent of Africa (including North Africa) had a population of 230 million. In 2015, that number had increased to 1,166 million (1.166 billion). This is a quintupling of the population. Is Europe directly responsible for that? Did they pay Africans to overbreed? This, the most important factor in Africa’s standard of living, is simply not mentioned.

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Zulu – Men of Harlech!

On January 11th, 1879, Lord Chelmsford led an invading British army into Zululand and raised the ire of the Zulu nation, perhaps one of the most vicious of Africa’s savage tribes. His army crossed the Tugela River the same day at Rorke’s Drift, a small river crossing and mission station that connects British Natal and Zululand. A small supply depot was built at the ford and then garrisoned by the brave lads of B Company, 2nd Battalion, 24th (2nd Warwickshire) Regiment of Foot (2nd/24th) under Lieutenant Gonville Bromhead.

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The Wealth of Colonizers (or Lack Thereof)

One popular rhetorical attack on white countries is that their wealth is a product of exploiting other countries. Now one way to evaluate this is to look at the “colonized” countries and how they fared. But the Europeans-as-colonial-exploiters idea has another end of the equation—where the “exploitation” went. If the colonizers are exploiting all this wealth, there should be some wealth on the other end.

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Florida as a Site of Conflict Between Colonists and Natives

ORLANDO, FL  — There is a long history of struggle between groups in Florida that has been largely buried by general ignorance and presentism. Americans have not seen their states, let alone their entire country, as a product of racial war and conflict in a long time, not since the days of Madison Grant and Lothrop Stoddard. It is taken for granted that hundreds of millions of people live on this continent despite originating half a world away, and little thought is given as to how this happened over the span of a dozen generations, to say nothing of how …

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The Pro-Colonial Trilogy: 55 Days at Peking, Zulu, & The Sand Pebbles

3,686 words 55 Days at Peking (1963), Zulu (1964), and The Sand Pebbles (1966) aren’t part of an actual trilogy, and aside from Zulu, the films aren’t necessarily about colonialist projects in the strictest sense. Additionally, the movies are produced, written, and directed by entirely different people. However, they are remarkably similar in some ways, and they all have a pro-white rule vibe. The 1960s were a radical, change-filled decade. Part of the reason for this change was that the last of Europe’s Empires started to break up during that decade. France was driven from Algeria in 1962, and Portugal dealt …

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