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POLL: "Worst" Colonial Power in Africa?


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unknown member writes:

By Arabs I suppose you're talking about Zanzibarese? If I recall correctly they established a number of client states that relied upon them for guns. Perhaps not a formal colonial system such as that of the European model, but the negative impacts were often worse. The Swazii states on the coast were assimilated societies which the Portuguese disrupted. Egypt, however, is another case. The Egyptions subjugated the Sudan which they ran as a defacto colony employing British officers to train and lead their colonial occupation forces. Ironically the British intervention and occupation of Egypt in 1882 made the latter simultaniously both a colonizing and colonized power. Egypt may not have been the worst colonial power, but its shear incompetence at the game makes it worth noting.


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VOTING RESULTS
AnswerVotes%Chart
Belgium
270
56%
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France
30
6%
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Germany
20
4%
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Great Britain
30
6%
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Italy
22
5%
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Portugal
18
4%
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Spain
6
1%
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none of the above
15
3%
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no opinion
49
10%
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Dutch/Boers
20
4%
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POLL DESCRIPTION

Which Colonial power in Africa would you rate as the "most villainous"?