Posted: Jan 24, 2023 12:04 pm
by Sendraks
Spearthrower wrote:
Sendraks wrote:As long as one is prepared to consider "benefit" as "not remotely a net positive" then darnwelling's observations stack up.

Or 'eventually and coincidentally became a benefit after decades, or centuries of exploitation, when the subordinate nations became independent'.

'but found their nations significantly depleted of resources, these having been leached away for the benefit of the empire (specifically England. More specifically rich landowners in England).'