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21 1, 10:37pm
"But for these nations that did, such as England and later the United Kingdom, they were motivated by the mission to civilise and the white man's burden, they brought benefits to the countries they colonized, they helped them immeasurably."
If you forget all the horrible shit they put those colonized countries through, lots of which is still affecting those former colonies today in pretty fucking bad ways, then yes, they sure helped those countries that were doing pretty fine for themselves before Europeans came along.
Also, you forgot the part about "taking all their money, land and natural resources for themselves" as well as "giant Pan-European dick-measuring contest" from the motivations for colonization.