500 Years of European Colonialism

skywatcher

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We're now living in the later stage of European colonialism


European colonialism are roughly divided into three stages in my personal opinion:

1. Classical Colonialism(~15th—19th century)
Method: Kill the people, keep the land
Examples: Genocides in Americas and Australia etc.

2. Modern Colonialism(~18th century——1945)
Method: Keep the people & keep the land without sovereignty
Examples: Scramble for Africa, British Raj, Middle East etc.

3. Neo-Colonialism(1945—?)
Method: Economic control, political legacy & cultural assimilation
Examples: Countries trading in dollars, countries using English or French etc as their official languages, countries using European parliament system etc.
 

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In some sense, the world wide WWI & WWII are not real world wars. Both are internal conflicts of Europeans.
And the third is just a continuation of centuries old European animosity towards each other who then force their colonies, sorry, use their "sphere of influence" to drag in anyone else they can while a bunch of Jews remain key players eg. Nuland, Blinken, Sullivan, Prigozhin, Zelenskyy etc
 

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Science & math are also part of European colonialism.

Many people would disagree and argue that their countries/civilizations also made great contributions to science & math in ancient time. (such as the story of ZERO)

Yes, it's true in a worldly sense. No one deny that and their importance.

However, "science" itself is a word coined by Europeans. So does math.

That "science" established by Europeans such as general relativity or quantum mechanics are not the ultimate truth of nature. They're some nicely approximate and self-consistent models(with great application) for nature.

What is space and what is time?
What is the smallest scale of space and time if they're objective existence?
What do you mean by small & large?
What is objective existence?

The most advanced theory of physics cannot answer the most fundamental questions affirmatively even today.

People would argue that math is universal and consistent and eternally correct.

No, it's not.

Math is imaginary and invented by human thinking.

Can all theorems in math be proved eventually? No.
Can all theorems in math be proved to be provable? No.
Can all theorems in math be proved to be proved to be provable? No!

I will go on if I have the time...
 

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