Discussion in 'Non-World War 2 History' started by Revere, Nov 15, 2007.
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intresting revere ,thanks ,i wondered how the planters got along without the slave trade .
Weeping over those poor Indians is a bit over done ,
for many it was ...back-breaking work or starvation , there never was a dearth of candidates , some of their descendants eventually became quite wealthy
in Oz we have more exposure to the problem for geographical reasons , Malaysia and Fidji have both legacy trouble due to the indentures migration
The locals refused to work as slaves for the British companies , so desperately poor labor was imported , then left at independence ,
in both countries the army , police and politicians are made of the original owners of the land and they would like to see those imported beggars disappear over the horizon whence they came ,
In fidji , this is somewhat complicated by the fact that the Indians got all the businesses , they are also quite racists and consider the natives Fijians as one step up from apes , add some murky local tribal politics ,the place is very unstable with a coup every second year or so , followed by some plan , which never work .
It was not Hindu alone either , Tamil were used in the tea plantations of Ceylon , Hindus and Chineses in the tin mines of Malaysia ,
it followed the old tradition of indentured servants serving in the American colonies or for that matter the scum of Britain being send to work their ticket of leave in the great southern land ,
The British orphanages introduced a variation , dumping their little ones in Australia after WW2 at the demand of the Australian government , boosting the White Australia policy of " populate or perish "
the little kids were send to work in isolated farm , in a harsh land separated from any siblings or living relatives
often enought treated as low grade servants or at worst object of the vilest abuse .