Well, let's see...Spoken like a true colonial.
Sure, whatever. I stand by my statements and maybe you are the one that needs to read more history. Your weak response reeks of British bias as well as outright ludicrous claims. The Dutch grabbed more land than the British???? And here is the winner; "Sometimes the local culture was not amenable to good governance." By whose standards? Perhaps if the endlessly meddling Brits didn't meddle in the affairs of countries they had no right to interfere with, the outcome would have been different. Just like your passing dismissal of the Opium Wars. It's statements like that which show you obviously have a lack of historical objectivity and a very pro-British stance.Well, let's see...
We've got the Ottoman Empire. Created in rivers of religiously inspired blood. Was still capturing and trading slaves right up to just before WW1. Evidently young white virgins and younger white boys got by far the best prices. Hmnn, wonder why? Sort of controlled the North African slave trade for most of the triangular slave trade period. Then of course there was the Amerian genocide. Yea, that was definitely worse.
Then there's the German Colonial Empire. Learnt the techniques of genocide and 'living space' in their African Colonies before WW1. I recommend you read "The Kaiser's Holocaust", an eye opening book. They were certainly worse.
Belgium Empire under Leopard. Renowned for it's brutality. Definitely worse.
Spanish? Murdered unrelenting to obtain gold. Depopulated South America of it's native population and imported slaves in large multiples of those that went to the US. Definitely worse.
Dutch? Definitely more brutal and grabbing than the British
Who broke the slave trade at a large cost to themselves in blood and treasure?
Which Colonial power left the best administration in the biggest percentage of countries post decolonization? [Yes, admittedly, not all worked. Sometimes the local culture was not amenable to good governance]
Yes, they had a few taints on their reputation.
The Opium Wars were one.
The Irish and Indian WW2 famines were another.
But on the whole, if you had to be subjected, it was better to be to the British.
A true Colonial? Do you mind. No, just some who actually reads history.
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