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Monday, 5 August 2013

10 Brutal #Atrocities People Continue To #Defend - Listverse

10 Brutal Atrocities People Continue To Defend - Listverse

The #British Empire

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As the leading superpower of the Victorian age, the British Empire accomplished some incredible stuff. Technology, science, literature, and engineering for example, as well as genocide, bloodthirsty repression, and murder.
Take the Irish famine. What started out as an ordinary disaster soon transformed into a slaughter as the British implemented brutal free-market reforms that resulted in the Irish being effectively worked to death. In India, the colonial government engaged in routine massacres, including the murder of 1,500 peaceful protestors in Amritsar. When Pakistan was created in 1947, it led to a wave of sectarian violence that left nearly half a million dead—but even these brutal mismanagements don’t compare to the worst abuses.
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