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Entrepreneur with interests in history, politics, the economy, tech and sports. Pakistan Hamesha Zindabad! Founder of https://t.co/y0rZO393sS
Apr 30 10 tweets 2 min read
As a student of history, ive always wondered why certain people were colonized whilst some managed to withstand the colonial onslaught between the 18th and 20th centuries. In particular how a sub continent with such a large population and an economy whose GDP was 24% Of global GDP in 1700 could be taken over with relative ease by essentially a trading company. Of course we know of the Mir Jafars, fragmentation, infighting etc. But at some core level , why was there no significant resistance for almost a century.