empire on which the sun never sets. This sentence very well known and literally
true. The British Empire was quite large that it was always day time somewhere
in the empire. In 1921 British Empire reached its peak and ruled over 520
million people and conquered 37 million square kilometer which means a quarter
of earths total land. The empire roughly consisted by Canada, Cyprus,
Australia, New Zealand, center, east and south Africa, some parts of Persia and
Afghanistan. Their expansion started with The King Henry and his navy
improvements to bring goods, spices and slaves from colonies. Ground road was
very dangerous but sea ways was safer and cheaper. British Empire decided to
widen their fleet to spread all around the world. The empire did not just take
the goods. They also colonized land which they discovered. Colonization means;
the action or process of settling among and establishing control over locals.
The question is, did British Empire brought civilization lands which they
the light touches is our kingdom, says the British. They are actually proud of
their ancestor’s political behaviors. What if we say, British Empire enslaved
and murdered viciously thousands of innocent people while colonizing. As I
mentioned before, British colonies were very large. For instance, after
colonizing center and south Africa, they started to capture natives and took
them to the Britannia or wherever slaves are sold. Slaves were named ”Negro”
and used for household, plowing the cotton fields even fighting against their
will. In 18th century, slave owning was a thing. Whoever has too
many or strongest slaves were considered powerful. In that era, it was sign of
wealth. It is estimated that 12.5 million slaves transported to America and
Britannia and approximately 46.000 slave owner is Britannia. Does it sound
instance, world has witnessed aboriginal massacre or sounds more like genocide.
Australia was first discovered by Dutch sailors. They called it new Holland. It
all started when British captain James Cook arrived to the island. He seized
east coast of the island and named new south wales. British Empire usually
kidnap and take slaves for the slave owners but this time it was different. In
1788 brits found Port Jackson City in Australia. According to the records
68.000 British moved to the new land. Between 1880-1890 it reached its peak by
278.000. At first, it was not a problem for aborigines to share the land. After
some time, British started to mine spread. They wanted to take aborigine’s
lands and enslave them. Aborigines started a riot after that. That was the
beginning of aborigine genocide. They had only spears and boomerangs to fight.
It was never as strong as British’ gun powdered rifles. Systematic carnage
followed and over 250.000 aborigines were murdered. The saddest and most
touching part is, later checking on aborigine’s history from their own records,
they had never been fought each other and had no idea about what war is.
British kept on going. If you haven’t made up
your idea there are a lot of historical events like aboriginal mass slaughter.
One of them is ”Amritsar Massacre”. In 1919, in British’s colony India, a British
woman was riding a bicycle. She think she was molested by locals and reported
it to the General Reginal Dyer. He immediately enacted and order that says
every Indian has to kneel and crawl in the street that action had occurred.
When locals started to protest General Dyer, he showed up with his 50 fully
armed men and started to shoot protesters with their machine guns. That they
370 Indians were shot and killed, over 1500 was wounded. General Dyed reported
afterwards and said; insurgents started first. Surely it was a lie. When
general dyed were asked why did he had made locals bend the knee. Cruel general
said, they bend a when they pray their gods, so they should bend towards us.
From that historical event shows British ego, hatred and crimes against
have always been against to mandatory and colonialism. British has never
brought civilization or anything good for local people. Britsh only brought
pain, suffering and bloodshed.