Just a few examples of the British bloodlust
— British elite to large-scale international crimes actually spent genocide of his people, eliminating much of the peasantry as a class of England, this process has been called the "fencing". Although people, this word does not carry negative charge — against evicted from their lands by peasants turned into vagabonds, beggars, adopted the so-called "Bloody legislation." These were the laws against vagrants and beggars, published in England in the late XV-XVI centuries. Tudors. They introduced severe penalties for people convicted of vagrancy and begging. Caught scourged, branded, gave to slavery — on time, and in the case of an escape attempt and life at the third capture all executed.
The main victims of these repressive measures were peasants who were driven from the land as a result of processes of the so-called enclosures. Home "bloody legislation" put the statute in 1495 of King Henry VII. Cruelty to people different statutes of 1536 and 1547's. Act 1576 provided for the establishment of workhouses for the poor, where people actually turned into slaves working in inhuman conditions for a bowl of soup. Parliament adopted the "Act on Punishment of persistent beggars and vagrants" in 1597 created the final wording of the law for the poor and strollers, and acted in such a manner until 1814goda. "The bloody laws" could not stop the growth of poverty and vagrancy. But another goal was achieved: they suppressed the resistance robbed the peasants, turning intimidated, evicted from the land of free peasant commune in people willing to slave labor in the most terrible conditions, in fact threatened the immediate execution.
"Repression of the Irish"
— England carried out the genocide of the Irish for centuries, so that the population of Ireland to the English conquest exceeded the population of England at times. One of the most famous Irish genocide was the invasion of Cromwell. He arrived with his army in 1649, Drogheda and Wexford near Dublin were taken by storm. In Drogheda Cromwell ordered to cut out the whole garrison and Catholic priests, and the Wexford army itself has willfully committed the massacre. During the first 9 months of Cromwell's army conquered almost the whole island, he then handed the leadership to his son-in-Ayrton.
Ireland Many fled the country or fled to the west of the island, and their lands were distributed British colonialists, mainly from Cromwell's army. If in 1641 in Ireland, home to more than 1.5 million people, and in 1652 there are only 850 thousand, and that 150 of them were thousands of English and Scottish settlers. Irish people have lost up to 50-56% of its population. This genocide is difficult to find in the history of other countries. Irish, even those who have not fought with the British, deprived of land and exiled to the barren and desolate region of Connacht in the west of the island, condemning those people to starve to death — "an act of settlements" in 1652. If, however, to May 1, 1654 of any of the Irish deportees were caught outside this area, it was waiting for the death penalty. Irish this act called "Hell or Connaught".
A significant portion of the Irish population, including women and children, have turned into white slaves and brought to the English colonies in the West Indies. People at that time in Ireland worth less than wolves — so British soldiers were paid 5 pounds a head, "a rebel or a priest" and 6 pounds — for the wolf's head.
Colonization continued in the following centuries: London in 1691 adopted a number of laws that deprived the Catholics and the Protestants who do not belong to the Church of England, freedom of religion, the right to education, the right to vote and the right to public service. As a result of colonization has significantly changed the ethnic picture of the Irish population has increased the percentage of the English and the Scots, was established Protestant managerial elite. In Ireland, was established Protestant ruling class, in 1775, the Irish Catholics owned only 5% of the land. They were forbidden to give their children a Catholic education, have limited scope, primarily in trade, effectively leaving only the field of agriculture, which was dominated by crippling forms of exploitation. Ireland has actually become a source of British capital accumulation and development of industry in England.
As a result, land-poor Irish peasants was the main cause of famine, which began in Ireland in 1740 and has repeated a century later, in the years 1845-1849, because of the small-scale eviction of tenants from the land (Irish "fencing") and cancel the "Corn Laws" , potato diseases. As a result, it lost 1.5 million Irish people and began the mass emigration of the Atlantic, mainly in the United States. For example, from 1846 to 1851 left 1.5 million people, migration has become a permanent feature of the historical development of Ireland and its people. As a result, only in the years 1841-1851 the island's population dropped by 30%. In the future, Ireland is rapidly losing its population: in 1841 the island's population was 8 million 178 thousand persons, in 1901 — only 4 million 459 thousand people.
For some reason, about the century of genocide by the British Irish do not make films, do not write articles, do not blow at all angles.
The slave trade
— Britain was the world leader in the slave trade, on account of its millions of dead and ruined life. The British in their colonies in the West Indies, including the North American, used the so-called "white slaves" — prisoners of Scots, Irish, and then in general the Irish, including women and children from the conquered Ireland. Then lucked out and blacks, just to the English colonies in North America, and later in independent States was brought about 13 million slaves from Africa, but given the fact that for every slave had brought alive with 3-4 lost during the "hunting humans "in Africa itself and during transport, the figures obtained genocide simply enormous.
Harassment opium in China
Colonial ships with a cargo of opium just started to sink into the sea. In fact, it was the world's first attempt to combat drug trafficking at the state level. London responded by war — started the Opium Wars, China was defeated and was forced to accept onerous conditions English public drug mafia. That brought the English elite huge profits, including the British royal family. The damage was terrible for China, in a drugged daze died generations, plus the intellectual and physical degradation of nations. Only in 1905, the Chinese authorities were able to adopt and begin to implement the program phased ban opium. Up to now, China is the toughest in the world of drug policy and the fight against drugs — the most important task of the state.
Hoisted on opium and British workers — about 5% of the population of England.
The first concentration camps
In India, the British introduced a tax system that resulted in the total destruction of the Indians and pauperization. "The first year of the rule of the East India Company in Bengal gave a sharp jump in the growth of land taxes: the size of the annual land tax at Nat government for the previous three years ending 1764/65, amounts to an average of 7,483 rupees, or 742 thousand . f. Art., in the first year of British rule the tax rate has increased to 14,705 rupees, or 1,470 thousand f. Art., ie was increased almost twice. The continuous growth of taxes and give other provinces, such as in Agra in the first year of British rule the land tax was increased by 15% in the third year of — 25% compared to the overall size of the native government tax. Land tax in 1817 — the last year of the state Mahratta — was 80 lakh rupees. In 1818 — the first year of British rule — a land tax has increased to 115 lakh rupees and in 1823 already amounted to 150 lakh crore, ie for 6 years, the land tax has almost doubled. For 11 years (1879/80-1889/90) in the Madras Presidency was sold at auction for the payment of land tax 1,900 thousand acres of land belonging to 850 thousand farms. This means that 1/8 of the presidency of the agricultural population was deprived of land ownership. However, the peasantry was selected not only the earth, but also the home, working cattle, impoverished household belongings, including beds, clothing, kitchen utensils "[Bernier, 1936: 22]. "Efficient production" in India by the British, with Ferguson's much-vaunted "free trade" and so on, it looked like this: from the time of Akbar, the first of the Mughal (ie 1570), the average yield of wheat from irrigated land is not increased and from non-irrigated even declined — from 1,550 pounds per acre to 900 [Bhattaharyya 1973: XVI] A few words about "free trade," which, according to Ferguson, the British Empire in India allegedly propagated. In the XVI-XVII centuries. Britain's textile industry has been totally uncompetitive compared with the Indian. Indian fabrics (and cotton fabrics, and wool, and silk) were higher in quality and often cost in the European markets are cheaper than the British. To artificially protect their insufficient quality product from the competition, the British "Free Traders" resorted to the 80-percent protective tariff [Nehru, 1981, 206]. As pointed out by Hobsbawm, the British textile industry, with the creation of which the beginning of the "industrial revolution" in general there was a "by-product of overseas trade, it produced the raw material … [while] Indian cotton or calico … won the markets." The English textile workers "were forced to break into the market with its rough crafts," but, of course, to no avail. The problem was solved in a very "liberal" — by banning the import of Indian muslin [Hobsbawm, 1999: 52]. And when even that did not help — solved this problem in the spirit of "free trade": seized the main center of Indian textile production Bengal, destroyed it, looted and deliberately destroyed the local textile workers. And the "pioneers of liberalism and free-market" found it necessary to physically destroy the competition. The method was the same as in Ireland — artificially organized famine. In the 1769-1770 years. looted by the British in the Bengal famine struck that killed a third of the residents — 7 million people [Great Soviet Encyclopedia 1953, 60]. (Other estimates — 10 million [Antonova, Bongard-Levin, Kotovskij 1979: 283; Ghosh 1951: 20; Beauchamp 1935: 17].) In 1780, the 1790s tragedy in Bengal has repeated itself, this time died of hunger already half the population — 10 million people [Huber, Heifetz 1961 55].UPD of comments: Historian Caroline Elkins has written an interesting book about the British regime in Kenya after the Second World War (http://www.amazon.ca/Imperial-Reckoning-U
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"Rules of War", 1922: "Aerial bombardment for the purpose of terrorizing the civilian population, destruction of or damage to private property and not a military character, or of harm to persons not taking part in hostilities are prohibited" (Article 22, Part II) . September 2, 1939 in English, French and German governments have stated that the bombing will be "strictly military objectives in the narrowest sense of the word." February 15, 1940, Chamberlain: "Whatever others do, our government will never be cowardly attack women and other civilians only to terrorize them." The memorandum of the Royal Air Force, with which British pilots were briefed on the night before the attack (February 13), reported that: Dresden, 7 largest city in Germany … so far the largest area of the opponent still has not been exposed bombings. In the middle of winter, with streams of refugees headed west, and the troops who have to be housed somewhere, accommodation is in short supply, as it requires not only accommodate the workers, refugees and troops, but also government agencies evacuated from other areas. The purpose of this attack is to hit the enemy where he will feel it the most, behind partially collapsed front … and at the same time show the Russian when they arrive in the city that are capable of the Royal Air Force. "The main objects of the military industry to be found there, where they are anywhere in the world, that is, in the cities themselves. Should be particularly emphasized that except in Essen we never made any definite object of the raid factory. Damaged factories in the city, we always considered as an additional luck. Our main goal has always remained the center of the city. All the old German city most densely built up to the center and its outskirts are always more or less free from buildings. Therefore, the central part of the city is particularly sensitive to incendiary bombs "(c) Arthur" Bomber "Harris. Marked by a monument for his actions during the war.
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So in 1842, the population of the empire was 416,118,200, of which 2 million — drug addicts, in 1881 -369 183 000 people, of which 120 million — addicts. Think about the loss of the Soviet Union in the Great Patriotic War and the Chinese. But these millions of dead is nothing compared to the fact that almost half of the Chinese made addicts. "As long as China remains a nation of addicts, we should not be afraid of what this country has become a major military power, as this habit sucks the life force of the Chinese" — so concluded his speech in 1895, the British Consul in China, Geoff Hurst, speaking on meeting of the Royal Commission on Opium. Then there were the bodies of their soldiers stuffed with heroin, which they took out of Southeast Asia, and the last Opium War (God forbid, that the latter) is now: these servants of the vile rat British throne, was demolished September 11, 2001 World Trade Center and pulnul cruise missile at the Pentagon , upon this basis, they moved their troops to Afghanistan, where poppy planting deployed, bringing production up to 80% of the world. On duty as overseer went Crown Prince Harry — not some snookered Tommy, and a member of the royal family, so sir, about the nipples suck themselves and greyhound puppies plug in your ass: it's poison us these stinking bastards that same rat … Yes, By the way, recently reporting to the UN commission he proposed to legalize the use of drugs in the world, in accordance with the above recommendations of the Consul of the First Opium War. And what these bastards argue: that is not found effective ways to combat drug addiction, there is a vile lie in the style of the imperialists which came in 1949, the People's Government of China has solved that problem very simply — by sending a "flower of the nation" (poKaraganovu) for re in the village, Now nakromanov in China do not. We would be wrong with these "best people": http://www.clumba.su/genetika-genofond-g
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