Wah! Yani... You know this story of Africans being so tribal, killing each other and need to be pacified by imperialists?
Hiyo story ilianza huko. I was shocked.
Remember that this is the curriculum on which British colonial officers were trained.
When an empire is started in such violence, what do you expect from its admirers?
Guess what they did. Again, shock.
But back to why it matters.
The British colonial officers were educated on the idea that Britain was the new Roman Empire.
Aka: colonial officers were barbies.
1. Ignore the problem until it's too big to ignore
2. For other problems respond with maximum violence, no matter how small the problem is. A shot in time saves nine.
Britain maintains empire abroad because it's how it convinces white tribes like Scots and Welsh to stay British.