Asia for Asians
Who has first right to benefit from Asian resources?
Resource rich South China Sea
Europe's claim to this great wealth
is that they took it by force. The colonial legalese
is that military power is a legitimate means of
relieving a region's people of their inheritance.
Dutch Crown Jewel
Where would the Netherlands be
without the Dutch East Indies?
Meanwhile, the Japanese are asking themselves:
What are they doing here in the first place?
The last Dutch ruler of East Indies
Difficult giving up exalted status
These guys can't quite imagine what is soon to head their way.
Plan of Attack
Asia for Asians!
Turns out Japan's new economic society was, in fact,
more of the colonial same, but with Japanese flair.
2,000 year old China dynasty ends
© Tom Taylor