COLIN: With comments like this you are well on your way to being an educated idiot ....the anglosphere world that we live in is a result of the British Empire....hmmm ...I wonder what the japano-sphere would have looked like ?
MARK: Come on, Colin. That's taking things just a bit out of context, don't you think? I have said many times on various threads, which I know you are reading, that a strong case CAN be made for Pax Americana and to that I'll add the British Empire. I personally don't make the case, but it can be made.
Both empires were sprung from Englightenment values, even if the imperialism part contradicts those values. I have never anywhere even hinted that a "japano-sphere" world would be equivalent to an "angloshpere" world. Just that it is possible that some good happened here and there in "Japano-sphere."
Is that such a terrible admission? We can't pick and choose just the parts of history that confirm our viewpoint. We have to look at all of it.
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