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Old 12-22-2017, 01:03 PM
 
Location: Plague Island
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Sure it has. But on the other side of the coin it has also started several senseless wars.
It sure has, but in my opinion, its achievements in the aforementioned fields far outweigh the negative consequences of the senseless wars.



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You don't think that the world is beginning to be dangerously overpopulated?
Overpopulation nowadays doesn't take place on account of the Western, civilised world but on other regions in the world, such as Africa and some parts of Asia. Europe's actually dying out.
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Old 12-22-2017, 01:24 PM
 
Location: Østenfor sol og vestenfor måne
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Europe's actually dying out.
Or, depending on how you look at it, contracting to sustainable, environmentally responsible levels.

Scandinavia, for example, has an amount of arable land and length of growing season suitable for about 20% of its current population.

At current levels, they have to put environmental pressure on a considerable amount of land elsewhwere and then transport that food at an evironmental cost to feed their population.
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Old 12-22-2017, 01:47 PM
 
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So a country cannot be "good" because it is poor?
Sure it can, but India isn’t the best example. It still practices the caste system that undermines development, not to mention the problems faced by rural areas where girls get killed by virtue of their sex, because people would rant her have boys.
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Old 12-22-2017, 01:47 PM
 
Location: Canada
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I also strongly disagree with India, a country struggling to be good to its own people.
yeah the cast system is disgusting.
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Old 12-22-2017, 01:54 PM
 
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Sure it can, but India isn’t the best example. It still practices the caste system that undermines development, not to mention the problems faced by rural areas where girls get killed by virtue of their sex, because people would rant her have boys.
The caste system was outlawed decades ago. Yes, the tradition still exists, but western culture still discriminates people of "color". The same thing.
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Old 12-22-2017, 01:56 PM
 
Location: Finland
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Or, depending on how you look at it, contracting to sustainable, environmentally responsible levels.

Scandinavia, for example, has an amount of arable land and length of growing season suitable for about 20% of its current population.

At current levels, they have to put environmental pressure on a considerable amount of land elsewhwere and then transport that food at an evironmental cost to feed their population.
Oh no. Around 80% of all food grown in Finland is domestic. Mostly only exotic fruits, coffee and cocoa is imported.
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Old 12-22-2017, 01:58 PM
 
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The caste system was outlawed decades ago. Yes, the tradition still exists, but western culture still discriminates people of "color". The same thing.
Not really. There is no official policy in western countries that engages in active discrimination. In India, the caste system is still very much in place. I’ve had friends from India tell me how bad it is.
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Old 12-22-2017, 02:00 PM
 
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Not really. There is no official policy in western countries that engages in active discrimination. In India, the caste system is still very much in place. I’ve had friends from India tell me how bad it is.
No, the caste system is illegal in India. Instead, they have policies to promote education and employment of the "untouchable".

Of course the culture is still there. It takes time to change.
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Old 12-22-2017, 02:05 PM
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The caste system was outlawed decades ago. Yes, the tradition still exists, but western culture still discriminates people of "color". The same thing.
No it isn't the caste system is much more rigid in it's hierarchy. I've interacted with many people from around the globe and some cultures treat those they deem below them like crap without any empathy.(Asian Indians among them).


When you state "western culture still discriminates people of color" you are stretching to try to draw a comparison. One thing you appear to be ignorant of in reference to western culture "particularly American culture" is that there is a high esteem for the underdog(including "people of color". Those that start from nothing and work their way up are held in high esteem much more than those that are born with a "silver spoon" in their mouth.
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Old 12-22-2017, 02:07 PM
 
Location: Plague Island
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Or, depending on how you look at it, contracting to sustainable, environmentally responsible levels.

Scandinavia, for example, has an amount of arable land and length of growing season suitable for about 20% of its current population.

At current levels, they have to put environmental pressure on a considerable amount of land elsewhwere and then transport that food at an evironmental cost to feed their population.
Europe as a group is self-sufficient, even the single members would be except their diet would be a little bit bland and one-sided. There is more space for people just not in the metro areas.
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