most brutal colonization in the last 1000 years takeover of island of Ireland

Most brutal colonization in the last 1000 years

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most brutal colonization in the last 1000 years = takeover of island of Ireland. British brought in Protestant business people, into this Catholic country and became Hierarchy controlled all the land, business, ran everythingoThey were growing food to export back to Great Brittain. Ireland was essentially an agricultural colony of Britain Ireland couldn’t industrialize, export its own products, British would shut down Irish exportations and take them over if they would compete with the British economyBritish domination of island, economy, manipulation of economy, created mass of people controlling this population of uneducated, unskilled, rural population, mostly working in fields, with no great potential to do much else, and then you put the Potato Plight on top of that. Easy to grow, grew on crappy lands, produced a lot of food heavilyreliant on it, then people were dying in Ireland while sending Rye and Barley and Beef back over to Great BrittainoSome claim this is almost a Genocide situation that the British allowed this to happen and didn’t intervene to helpJust wanted the food. oMay be happening again/already be happeining in in agricultural colonies of rich countries that need food where foreign countries may come in to dominate land, control policy and economic policy to benefit their foreign countries and
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