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Thread #117973   Message #2547125
Posted By: Teribus
23-Jan-09 - 12:47 PM
Thread Name: BS: Brits on Titanic die of niceness
Subject: RE: BS: Brits on Titanic die of niceness
I'm afraid Guest Al that India's poistion in the world today rather stands at odds to your fairytale.

Your "silent-movie-like" portrayal of Great Britain as the vile-villain of the piece is a bit of a myth when you go into detail.

India is poised to become one of the great world powers within the course of the next few decades. That is in part due to the investment made in India by Great Britain during the days of the Raj.

Give you some examples:

- Land under irrigation before the British arrived 5%
- Land under irrigation when the British left 25%
- Railways
- Coal mining
- Iron Foundaries
- Manufacturing Industries

All built and established during the Raj

India may well eclipse even China in Super power status Guest Al. Do you know why? Because far far more of them speak English as a second language.