Deaths Under The British Empire

Atrocities under British RuleFrom The Independent;

A new YouGov poll has found the British public are generally proud of the British Empire and its colonial past.

 

YouGov found 44 per cent were proud of Britain’s history of colonialism, with 21 per cent regretting it happened and 23 per cent holding neither view.

 

The same poll also found 43 per cent believed the British Empire was a good thing, 19 per cent said it was bad and 25 per cent said it was “neither”.

 

At its height in 1922, the British empire governed a fifth of the world’s population and a quarter of the world’s total land area.

I wonder how many of the people polled actually know the true history of the devastating atrocities carried out under the British Empire during it’s rule over other countries.

Some people estimate more people died under British rule than during either of the World Wars, but whilst its hard to nail down the numbers the video in this link, which shows the estimated number of deaths, gives us a stark reminder of just how abhorrent one group of human beings can be to another in the name of economic prosperity.