Re: British vs. Spanish colonies, analysis

Damien R. Sullivan (
Fri, 13 Mar 1998 15:39:48 -0800 (PST)

>From African countries:

Country Lifespan Literacy GDP/capita

Mauritius 70.53 82.9 9600
Ethnic divisions: Indo-Mauritian 68%, Creole 27%, Sino-Mauritian 3%,
Franco-Mauritian 2%
Seychelles 69.24 58 6000
Ethnic divisions: Seychellois (mixture of Asians, Africans, Europeans)

Both are ex-British islands; the Seychelles are dependent on tourism, though.
Bermuda's very rich, and 61% black, but it's still dependent territory and
lives on tourism. Considering as well the US/Canada (isolated), Australias,
NZ, and _Hong Kong_, I'd say that the British were quite good at colonizing

-xx- ROU Bibliovore X-)

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