Oh please. You are confusing motive with capability.AssassinsMace said:You're equating that with trying to take over the world? I didn't make that statement figuratively. IT WAS LITERALLY! The countries of the West are the only ones in the history of the world with a plan and acted to take over the world. Do we see Chinese influence and language in the Americas? Do we see it in Africa? Do we see it in Europe? Do we see it in the Middle East? Do we see it in India? Do we see it in Austrailia? You can only say the Far East and that ain't the world! And in many cases, it wasn't out force but of a diaspora.
The fact is if China wanted to take over the world it was very capable of doing yet it didn't! Unlike the West, China never had a religion that said the people who embrace this religion own the world and it's their duty to convert the world under its dominion.
Do you see in China's museums displaying its plunder of artifacts around the world like we see in Western museums? Do we see genetic mongoloid features in people around the world because of mass rape like what was practice by the West when they raped the entrie world... literally and figuratively? Do you see Chinese historical involvement in the global international slave trade of any kind selling other races into slavery all around the world? The only slaves in China were Chinese slaves and we know you don't care about them! Do we see China creating the first global drug cartel like the West did with opium? But unlike today's drug cartels that do it for money, the West's number one purpose in producing opium was to use it to destroy people so that their countries would be easier to take over. The answer is no to all of the above but the West certainly did those unique and notoriously horrid crimes upon humanity!
China never imposed a fine for every word of non-Chinese spoken on natives of other countries on their own land unlike the West. Out of the 156 years of British occupation of Hong Kong only the last 6 has any measure of democracy. And that only came because China was about take back Hong Kong under treaty. And it wasn't even a true democracy. The people of Hong Kong could never elect their own leader. That was decided in Great Britain where no Chinese of Hong Kong had representation. The governor chosen was always white and always male. The British use to imprison Chinese children that protested that the truth be taught in schools about how the British aquired Hong Kong because of the opium trade and colonial conquest and not the lie they were teaching in Hong Kong at the time. Interesting that the West cries for democracy in Hong Kong today yet didn't utter one complaint when the British imposed a dictatorship throughout their occupation. Same system yet somehow it's only bad when China is in control.
The West cries for a million Tibetans dead in 50 years, but in 1965 the US pressured the Indonesian government to "deal with its communist problem." So what did the Indonesians do? Since communism in that part of the world was more influence by China, the Indonesians decided to kill everyone Chinese even though the vast majority of them have had generations living there before communism ever started in Russia. Over 1 miilion dead in less than a month. I bet you don't cry for them!
Apparently, China is horrible when it comes to practicing genocide compared to the West. 75 million Native Americans... 200 million African slaves through the Middle Passage... And you think China is bad? Is this the Western mentality when the two same crimes are committed.. one by a white and the other by a black, the black is more likely to be convicted and sent to prison? But apparently in this case the lesser offender is more of a criminal in your eyes.
Who's bombings countries left and right based on lies? Not China. Look at how you turn a blind eye when the US invades Iraq to steal its oil. What hypocrisy! No wonder the world hates you because you are in complete denial of what your side committed onto the world.
Just because China were not capable of western style emperialism (in the 18th) does not mean they did not want to.
Do you remember the tributary system under, where a state was required to pay China a fixed amount per year?
Korea, Annam, Burma had to pay a yearly tribute
Thailand once every 3 years.
I'm trying to justify the West's actions, but to say that China was innocent is just delusional.
Look at the Map of China at the end of the Ming Dynasty and compare it to today. You can see it has doubled and those lands are populated by HAN chinese majority now. What happened to the original peoples that lived there, they were annihilated.
If you want to see mongoloid features, look at central asia (the steppes), China's traditional route for conquest.