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How did whites obtain so much power over other races?

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MaRy

I think whites are now a minority worldwide, and probably have been always. How did they obtain such power to dictate how the world must function and to install themselves above all other races, to the point that more white looking people in Africa, Asia and South America are considered privileged?

 

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Revolution

Fractured Western Europe --> rise of humanism, liberalism, individualism --> spread of commerce and scientific knowledge --> colonization

 

 

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Dynamo

Harsh weather forced them to create inventions and colonialism gave them the budget :gaycat4:

 

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AvrilLaQueen

I don't know, ask white people from 500 years ago

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beautiful player

There is no single answer. It most likely has to do with luck, military, and economics.

 

But why do I feel like you're trying to imply that there's something inherent to "whiteness" that caused them to be successful and powerful?

 

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Revolution
1 minute ago, Dynamo said:

Harsh weather forced them to create inventions and colonialism gave them the budget :gaycat4:

Not true. The West was not particularly inventive pre-Renaissance. Most of their technical + scientific knowledge heavily derived from that of the Greeks. 

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Raster

By pillaging other civilizations and enslaving other races of people.

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Mr. Grey

Innovation and paving the way to more civilize society around the world during the age of exploration. Without Europe, America today wouldnt be great nor powerful or any other former colonies around the world. Living conditions would be subpar without the white Europeans invention and interference. 

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that G.U.Y.
1 minute ago, Mr. Grey said:

Innovation and paving the way to more civilize society around the world during the age of exploration. Without Europe, America today wouldnt be great nor powerful or any other former colonies around the world. Living conditions would be subpar without the white Europeans invention and interference. 

 

Some points you made

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inspiration4
3 minutes ago, Mr. Grey said:

Innovation and paving the way to more civilize society around the world during the age of exploration. Without Europe, America today wouldnt be great nor powerful or any other former colonies around the world. Living conditions would be subpar without the white Europeans invention and interference. 

 

Ignorance.

 

Speculating how the world would be by hypothesizing the absence of a variable, let alone one so significant, is exactly that - pure speculation. 

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MaRy
3 minutes ago, Mr. Grey said:

Innovation and paving the way to more civilize society around the world during the age of exploration. Without Europe, America today wouldnt be great nor powerful or any other former colonies around the world. Living conditions would be subpar without the white Europeans invention and interference. 

you mean the world would be safe from climate change?

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