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After WW2 West-Germany and Japan were governed by the United States for a short time and thus were in essence colonies/protectorates during that period. I think most historians agree these countries were treated extremely well by their "master-country" during this period. Especially when you take into account the actions of these countries that ...


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Of course answering this question requires a lot of subjective judgments. One interesting way that people have looked at this (which itself embeds a lot of partially-considered value judgments) is to compare different colonial regimes with each other on various dimensions. The most prominent example of this approach that I know of is this paper by Acemogulu ...


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They aren't free (unless your college has institutional access), but they are available from British Online Archives in the collection titled Colonial Africa in Official Statistics, 1821-1953. A single-user license currently costs £20 for 1 week, or £40 for 1 month. Depending upon your exact needs, other reports published by the UK Colonial Office may also ...


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