The myth of 'Europeans looting MOTHER-AFRICA' of its wealth collapses when one realises that asides from LITERALLY ONLY South-Africa under the British, None of the other colony's carved out by Europe in Africa were ever profitable, they were simply failed attempts to emulate what the British and Dutch had achieved with their actually profitable colony's in South and South-East Asia. With every other state, more resources and revenue was being pumped into the colony to build infrastructure and keep it solvent then was being taken out of it in the form of export to the metropole.These graphs showing the 'amount of wealth stolen from Africa' uses the net tonnage/volume of materials and commodities that were exported out of the continent and simply applies the modern pricing of those materials and commodities and then says 'France owes Mali 500 billion dollars'.The idea of Africa as a uniquely resource rich continent ready to be unshackled by industrialisation is also un-true, The currently exploited and scouted resources in geographic Europe, North-America and Australia either together or taken on their own - vastly outweigh all known deposits of precious materials in Africa,Franz Fanon was the biggest coper in history.
>>15629845Exactly, but they still owe whites reparations for dragging them kicking and screaming out of desperate poverty and ignorance, and into modernity, despite their resistance of it.
>>15629852Africa was barely modernized by the end of colonization. Things like common law and antimalarial medicine were introduced but had yet to really take root everywhere.
Thanks for the history lesson. We’re still going to migrate to your countries anyways.
>>15629845I'd argue that the real profitable streak in regards to Africa started to occur AFTER independence when they suddenly lost all those expenses that came from governance but got to continue to allow their enterprises to operate in the continent, so the Africans literally got duped in fighting for their own "independence".
black people are not the kinds of people to let facts and logic bother them
>>15629877>Africa was barely modernized by the end of colonizationlook up pictures of kinshasa from the mid 19th and mid 20th century and try saying that again with a straight face
The Atlantic Slave Trade last 300+ years and was the backbone of Europe’s economy.Sure, not every European was directly involved. Sure, there was not an endless sea of gold and diamonds being looted. Sure, many peasants in Europe were also exploited. We know. However, the products of slavery were keeping the whole economy of many European nations afloat. Without it, they couldn’t grow the way they did.Trying to frame it any other way is just disingenuous.
>>15632263>The Atlantic Slave Trade last 300+ years and was the backbone of Europe’s economy.
any facts on the unprofitable colonies claim?
>>15629845I mean yea obviously. This thought only occurs to people with childish brains who believe that just because people in power are doing something it must be the "optimal" thing.
>>15632263>and was the backbone of Europe’s economy
>>15632502>>15632377Be aware of what "capital" means. You can buy and sell a slave for $5, but the capital he produces for you can be several times that amount. The capital gained from the Atlantic Slavery is nearly impossible to comprehend or measure, because it was so spread out and it lasted centuries.Slavery was an institution enforced by the government, but all the profit went to private hands. It was commoners paying the taxes to keep it afloat. The wealthy reaped its benefits. Consider:1) In parts of Latin America, black slaves outnumbered white settlers 5 to 1. It has been estimated 80%+ of all black slaves were shipped to Latin America, where they quickly died nameless either during the Middle Passage or from the brutality of the labor in Latin America. 2) Caribbean slavery was so profitable to Great Britain, they were willing to lose the entire 13 Colonies instead of losing a few sugar plantations. For example, the UK's British Museum was built by a man who got his money from Jamaican slavery. As was the Tate Gallery. The UK spent a large chunk of its Royal Naval budget defending Caribbean plantations owned by just a handful of private families. 3) When the British ended slavery, they paid 20,000,000 Pounds in reparations to slave owners. In modern terms, adjusting for inflation, that is 3 times the amount the USA spent in its 2008 Bailout ($2.1 trillion dollars). Getting rid of slavery would quite literally wipe out the equivalent of over 2 trillion worth of wealth for British slaveholders. A few years back, it came to light that Prime Minister David Cameron's family was one of the ones who received money. People laughed, but the reality of it is his family earned money from slaves and was given millions to give them up. So, that money still lingers in the upper classes. I am not saying the West owes its entirety to the Atlantic Slave Trade. But there are some things even die-hard /pol/ white supremacist must admit. 2000 characters
>>15632242Do you know how fucking big and backwards the DRC is? Kinshasa is a big city but it's still just one city in a largely rural country.
Africa and the global south in general being underdeveloped because of Colonialism is communist propaganda>>15632242>look up pictures of kinshasa from the mid 19th and mid 20th century and try saying that again with a straight face.Only one city in a huge country full of poor villages stuck in a agrarian uneducated society that speak different languages. >Africa, South Asia, and Philippines all have the same problem
>>15632622By paying the reparations they absolved themselves. They gave the capital back by granting the slaves freedom. Paid for it in taxes and/or inflation.
>>15632776>>15632622And the USA has more than paid its share of reparations with welfare and affirmative action.