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It's possible I misunderstood what the Wikipedia article said: according to a google book search, the True Whig Party was the political organisation of dark-skinned Americo-Liberians, who were believed to be of 100% African ancestry. It seems the Republican Party was the party of light-skinned, apparently mixed race Americo-Liberians, who were called ...


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This question raises interesting questions. However, there are some confusions in the question. And I respectfully disagree with some of the factual and opinion content of the answers previously posted. Nearly all factual aspects of the conflict between the Tutsi and Hutu during the post-independence period are contested. This is regrettable since much of ...


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As someone who studied in Indonesia (former colony of Dutch) and Singapore (former colony of British), I can say very well the difference lies in the education investment made by the British. This simple slides (slide 21) shows very clearly the investment made by the British in their crown colony. The Dutch, however, did not do the same for its colonies ...


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I wouldn't characterize "interwar" proposals by Britain as efforts to get India an East African colony, because there was no India. A different and better way to put it was that Britain wanted to do something for Indians in East Africa. That's partly because Indians had helped Britain a lot in that part of the world. For instance, Indians helped build the ...



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