If 17th&18th century Asia decided to stop European expansion, what will our mode

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    peter565posted 21 months ago

    If 17th&18th century Asia decided to stop European expansion, what will our modern world be like?

    Asia was still way more powerful then the west during 17th &18th century (some even argue early 19th century) Despite anti European imperialism was wide spread, China's only military action was once force Portuguese to release black slaves and once, back Malaysia against Spain's attack and pushed Dutch out of Taiwan. The Chinese didn't back native Americans against Spain, British or Portuguese invading, China's navy wanted to push Dutch and Spain out of Philippine and Indonesia but can't get Emperor's approval. If then China got more involved in this, what would our modern world be like?

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    tamarawilhiteposted 21 months ago

    Arab Muslims had slaves through the 1800s, while it was white Europeans and their descendants who ended it. Ending Europe's expansion means slavery exists, It would remain in the Muslim world and Asia (some Chinese minority groups had slavery into the 1950s). Slavery persists in Africa today where Muslims in Mauritania have black Africans as slaves, and debt slavery in India. If it wasn't from pressure from the West, there would be no one seeking to end slavery.

 
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