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From Ethiopia To Iran, Places That Escaped Colonisation By Europeans – How Did They Do It?

The modern colonial era began in the 15th century and, at its height, at the end of World War II, a third of the world’s population lived in territories ruled by foreign powers. The maritime European nations of Britain, Portugal, Spain, France and the Dutch Republic led the way in carving up the continents. The Brits were so rapacious, in fact, that Indian politician Shashi Tharoor humorously observed, “The sun never set on the British Empire because even God couldn’t trust the Englishman in the dark.”

Read Here – South China Morning Post

Power Shifting As India Rises Above Its Former Rulers

In the days of the British Raj, India was a subject of British rule in terms of politics and economy. Fast forward 70 years and the situation has somewhat reversed with Indian companies, most notably Tata, influencing the British economy.

Read Here – Global Risk Insights

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