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    "Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence." John Adams on Defense of the boston Massacre

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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by iperson:
    The reason why I will always be European...

    </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
    What makes you think Europe will not be immune if there is a global economic collapse? In a global economy, each country is interdependent on everybody else. If a major economic player falls, it will be felt worldwide.

    However, Europe's economy does have several weaknesses. It does not understand competition and is highly protectionist, even within the EU itself. Second, the economies are not resilient. This means that when major market shocks take effect, European economies are slow to respond. Finally, the last time Europe, particularily Germany and France as the European leaders, the world was engulfed in two major world wars and several smaller ones. Africa and Asia is still reaping the attrocities by European colonialism of France, Belgium, Germany, and England.

    But then again, nobody's perfect.
    "Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence." John Adams on Defense of the boston Massacre

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    Originally posted by iperson:
    While the Asian economies will be severely affected from the collapse of the Anglo-Saxon economies, they will survive and recover. The future for the Anglo-Saxon people looks bleak.

    More than 100 countries now import wheat. Some 40 countries import rice. Iran and Egypt rely on imports for 40 percent of their grain supply. Algeria, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan import 70% or more. Israel and Yemen import more than 90%. And just 6 countries - the US, Canada, France Australia, Argentina and Thailand - supply 90% of grain exports. The United States alone controls close to half of world grain exports, a larger share than Saudi Arabia does of oil.

    Water deficits, which are already spurring heavy grain imports in numerous smaller countries, may soon do the same in larger countries, such as China or India. The water tables are falling in scores of countries (including Northern China, the US, and India) due to widespread overpumping using powerful diesel and electric pumps. Other countries affected include Pakistan, Iran, and Mexico. This will eventually lead to water scarcity and cutbacks in grain harvest. Even with the overpumping of its aquifers, China is developing a grain deficit. When this happens, it will almost certainly drive grain prices upward. Most of the 3 billion people projected to be added worldwide by mid-century will be born in countries already experiencing water shortages. Unless population growth can be slowed quickly by investing heavily in female literacy and family planning services, there may not be a humane solution to the emerging world water shortage.

    For the world's poor " the millions living in cities on $1 per day or less and already spending 70 percent of their income on food " rising grain prices would be life-threatening. A doubling of world grain prices today could impoverish more people in a shorter period of time than any event in history.

    The big test of the international community's capacity to manage scarcity may come when China turns to the world market for massive imports of 30, 40, or 50 million tons of grain per year " demand on a scale that could quickly overwhelm world grain markets. When this happens, China will have to look to the United States, which controls nearly half the world's grain exports. This will pose a fascinating geopolitical situation: 1.3 billion Chinese consumers, who have a $120-billion trade surplus with the United States"enough to buy the entire U.S. grain harvest twice " will be competing with Americans for U.S. grain, driving up food prices. In such a situation 30 years ago, the United States would simply have restricted exports, but today it has a stake in a politically stable China.

    Within the next few years, the United States may be loading one or two ships a day with grain for China. This long line of ships stretching across the Pacific, like an umbilical cord providing nourishment, may link the two economies much more closely than ever before. Managing this flow of grain so as to satisfy the needs of consumers in both countries may become one of the leading foreign policy challenges of this new century.

    After China and India, there is a second tier of smaller countries with large water deficits " Algeria, Egypt, Iran, Mexico, and Pakistan. Four of these already import a large share of their grain. Only Pakistan remains self-sufficient. But with a population expanding by 4 million a year, it will also likely soon turn to the world market for grain. Iran and Egypt, each with some 70 million people, have become leading importers of wheat, in recent years vying with Japan " traditionally the leading wheat importer " for the top spot. Both countries now import 40 percent of their total grain supply. Morocco brings in half of its grain. For Saudi Arabia, the figure is over 70 percent. Algeria, with 31 million people, imports some 75 percent of its grain, which means that the water used to produce the imported grain exceeds water consumption from domestic sources. Because of its heavy dependence on imports, Algeria is particularly vulnerable to disruptions, such as grain export embargoes.

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    Originally posted by Hudson:
    Finally, the last time Europe, particularily Germany and France as the European leaders, the world was engulfed in two major world wars and several smaller ones. Africa and Asia is still reaping the attrocities by European colonialism of France, Belgium, Germany, and England.

    But then again, nobody's perfect.

    Germany commited a genocide and horiffic attrocities in Eastern Europe, not in Africa. World wars engulfed largery Europe. In fact, aside from some attrocities (19th century Belgian Congo and Algeria) colonialism above all brought western education, health care and inventions. Colonialism brought peace to the 300 warring tribes of Africa. Colonialism for Africa meant more development (cities, rail networks, dams etc.) than it had ever known - before or after colonialism. It´s the lighter (and purposely marginalized) side of colonialism.

    On 22 February 1807, twenty years after he first began his crusade, and in the middle of Britain's war with France, William Wilberforce and his team's labours were rewarded with victory. By an overwhelming 283 votes for to 16 against, the motion to abolish the slave trade was carried in the House of Commons. In 1809, the British government mobilised its Navy to search suspected slave ships, even foreign vessels on the high seas. In 1810, the British Parliament declared slave trading a felony, punishable by fourteen years hard labour. In 1814, the British representative at the Congress of Vienna insisted on the abolition of the slave trade being included in the International Treaty. This Treaty was signed by all the European powers on 9 June 1815. In 1825, Britain passed a bill making slave trading punishable by death.

    With peace in Europe from 1815, and British supremacy at sea secured, the Navy turned its attention back to the challenge and established the West Coast of Africa Station, known as the preventative squadron', which for the next 50 years operated against the slavers. Action was also taken against African leaders who refused to agree to British treaties to outlaw the trade, for example against the usurping King of Lagos', deposed in 1851. Anti-slavery treaties were signed with over 50 African rulers. Large numbers of people from the interior of Africa had been sold as slaves in Arabia, Persia, and even India for centuries. In the 1860s, David Livingstone's reports of Arab atrocities against enslaved Africans stirred up the interest of the British public, reviving the flagging abolitionist movement. Throughout the 1870s, the Navy attempted to suppress this abominable Eastern trade' at Zanzibar, in particular (On January 12, 1964, a violent revolution in Zanzibar ousted the Arab-dominated ZNP-led coalition...More than 5,000 Arabs and Indians were killed by former black slaves, according to reports, and thousands of others were detained and their property either confiscated or destroyed.)

    In fact, British occupation of Africa was more human, more successful and more beneficial for natives than current disastrous American occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan. The first Islamic countries to abolish slavery " Tunisia, Egypt, the Ottoman Empire " did so under pressure from the West. As recently as 1878, the holy cities of Mecca and Medina served as major slave markets, trading 25,000 black slaves annually. The eradication of slavery, in fact, is one of the great and unheralded legacies of colonialism.

    The current Asian economic growth is possible only THANKS to colonialism.

    99% of the world´s most important inventors in human history were white men from Europe and USA.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_inventors
    List of inventors

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    Who can predict the future even economically? But if the tend continues, China would soon be the world's superpower. She is right now economically. If you have the money, you have the political and military clout in the world. That's what America fears most. America can't imagine to find herself waking up one day to see her crown taken and gone. But it's not too late too keep the crown even if she has to share it with China later. First, eliminate war freaks like Bush. Second, Americans must learn how to be humble and stop their bullish tactics. Gone are the days of others being scared just mere mentioned of "Uncle Sam". Next step: Get out Iraq...and quickly. We're losing the war. If we were man enough to get out of Vietnam, why not again Iraq? Are we there to save face? Forget about the great American pride. We don't have it no more.

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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Malinsky:
    Germany commited a genocide and honorific atrocities in Eastern Europe, not in Africa. World wars engulfed larger Europe. In fact, aside from some atrocities (19th century Belgian Congo and Algeria) colonialism above all brought western education, health care and inventions. Colonialism brought peace to the 300 warring tribes of Africa. Colonialism for Africa meant more development (cities, rail networks, dams etc.) than it had ever known - before or after colonialism. It´s the lighter (and purposely marginalized) side of colonialism. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
    European colonialism had a devastating impact on Africa.

    "The artificial boundaries created by colonial rulers as they ruled and finally left Africa had the effect of bringing together many different ethnic people within a nation that did not reflect, nor have (in such a short period of time) the ability to accommodate or provide for, the cultural and ethnic diversity. The freedom from imperial powers was, and is still, not a smooth transition. The natural struggle to rebuild is proving difficult.
    Artificial Borders Created by Imperial Europe

    "In the 1870s European nations were bickering over themselves about the spoils of Africa. In order to prevent further conflict between them, they convened at the Berlin Conference of 1884-1885 to lay down the rules on how they would partition up Africa between themselves.

    "Between 1870 and World War I alone, the European scramble for Africa resulted in the adding of around one-fifth of the land area of the globe to its overseas colonial possessions.

    "Colonial administrations started to take hold. In some areas, Europeans were encouraged to settle, thus creating dominant minority societies. France even planned to incorporate Algeria into the French state, such was the power at the time. In other cases, the classic "divide and conquer" techniques had to be used to get local people to help administer colonial administrations. Some were only too willing to help for their own ends."

    http://64.233.167.104/search?q=cache:eCEcD0F_PBsJ:www.p...=us&client=firefox-a
    This site gives reasons why France and Great Briton wanted colonialism in Africa. Great Britain wanted to use the natural resources to continue its dominance while France wanted to establish a French identity in the region. Both have, and still have, lasting impact on Africa that has been plagued by wars, corruption, human atrocities, etc. I don't think the lighter side of colonialism will wash the stain of what the European counties committed on that continent. It is also the reason why the US should not get involved in that part of the world. But, African leaders also have contributed to the ongoing problem in Africa as well.

    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">On 22 February 1807, twenty years after he first began his crusade, and in the middle of Britain's war with France, William Wilberforce and his team's labours were rewarded with victory. By an overwhelming 283 votes for to 16 against, the motion to abolish the slave trade was carried in the House of Commons. In 1809, the British government mobilised its Navy to search suspected slave ships, even foreign vessels on the high seas. In 1810, the British Parliament declared slave trading a felony, punishable by fourteen years hard labour. In 1814, the British representative at the Congress of Vienna insisted on the abolition of the slave trade being included in the International Treaty. This Treaty was signed by all the European powers on 9 June 1815. In 1825, Britain passed a bill making slave trading punishable by death. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
    Ah, the infamous Slave Trade Act of 1807 and America's counterpart, yet slave trade still long after the act was passed. In fact, it took another 30 years before it would be completely abolished by the Emancipation Act of 1833.

    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">In fact, British occupation of Africa was more human, more successful and more beneficial for natives than current disastrous American occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan. The first Islamic countries to abolish slavery " Tunisia, Egypt, the Ottoman Empire " did so under pressure from the West. As recently as 1878, the holy cities of Mecca and Medina served as major slave markets, trading 25,000 black slaves annually. The eradication of slavery, in fact, is one of the great and unheralded legacies of colonialism. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
    What makes you think Iraq and Afghanistan are forms of a colonial agenda by the US? But the end of slavery came more by a political and religious agenda. However British colonialism, as noted above, did have some nasty side effects.

    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">The current Asian economic growth is possible only THANKS to colonialism. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
    I guess you never heard of the Boxer Rebellion, have you. With the foreign powers defeat of the Ming Dynasty, caused a rise in Chinese nationalist movement and consequently with the Communist movement as well.

    China's economic success has more to do with structural reform, infusion of investment capital from outside sources (wealth distribution), and Chinese culture infusion with western economic development are the reasons for its success, not because of some invention as you described.

    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">99% of the world´s most important inventors in human history were white men from Europe and USA.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_inventors
    List of inventors </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
    A BRIEF HISTORY OF CHINESE MEDICINE AND ITS INFLUENCE
    List of Chinese inventions
    Four Great Inventions of ancient China
    China may have been the first to make wine.
    "Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence." John Adams on Defense of the boston Massacre

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    Originally posted by Hudson:
    Great Britain wanted to use the natural resources to continue its dominance. What makes you think Iraq and Afghanistan are forms of a colonial agenda by the US?

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programme...ht/4354269.stm
    Secret US plans for Iraq's oil

    http://www.halliburtonwatch.org/
    Halliburton Watch

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3071526/
    Iraqi oil, American bonanza

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/oil/story/...947859,00.html
    War propels Exxon profits to record $7bn

    http://www.corpwatch.org/article.php?id=6532
    Bechtel Wins Iraq War Contracts

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...-2004Aug3.html
    $1.9 Billion of Iraq's Money Goes to U.S. Contractors

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