RE: [OPE] Britain--parasitic and decaying capitalism: A comment

Date: Fri Jan 15 2010 - 10:20:22 EST

> It is a question of Scale, India is a country of 1000 million, with many
> very backward social and production relations, along with a significant
> capitalist sector, but it is far too big to be anyones neo-colony.

Hi Paul C:
To begin with, scale of what? You seem to be saying population. Or do you mean geography? Or both?
Indonesia - to take one of many examples - has a huge population and is also quite large geographically (and rugged, and isolated in parts - which complicate the question of control), but they were - and are - a neo-colony, imo. Of whom, you might ask? Well, a number of nations have a share. To be a neo-colony, that nation doesn't have to be under the exclusive control of _one_ imperialist nation. That's one of the differences between colonialism and neo-colonialism.
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