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Re: Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
« Reply #15 on: August 26, 2022, 05:45:11 pm »
""Africans" not to experience starvation during colonial era."

They did not typically experience starvation in pre-colonial times! The correct comparison is between pre-colonial and colonial, not between colonial and post-colonial. Western colonial powers often set up problems that will emerge over time in colonies that they are about to withdraw from. Therefore comparing between colonial and post-colonial is unfair.

Current starvation in former Western colonies is the fault of the Western colonial powers for making the former colonies dependent on imports during the colonial era. Did you not read this post?

In Portuguese Africa (e.g. Mozambique), the Native Labour Regulations of 1899 stated that all able bodied men must work for six months of every year, and that "They have full liberty to choose the means through which to comply with this regulation, but if they do not comply in some way, the public authorities will force them to comply." [16]

Africans engaged in subsistence agriculture on their own small plots were considered unemployed.