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SystemSystem Posts: 5,841
edited November 2017 in General » Blog Archive » The sun is rising in the East

Robert Mugabe is probably not a man much amused by historical irony. That’s a shame because if he was he might appreciate the various mirror images between his enforced retirement and the downfall of the Nawab Siraj-ud-daulah of Bengal in 1757. The Nawab – at 24, nearly seven decades younger than Mugabe – was deposed by the East India Company after it bribed his commander with the offer of the crown provided he betray his prince at the Battle of Plassey, which he duly did. That action laid the foundation stone of the British Empire in India. Mugabe, by contrast, led Zimbabwe into independence and in so doing, set the sun on the last large piece of territory in the Empire.

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  • PongPong Posts: 4,693
    edited November 2017
    I'm not convinced power has been meaningfully transferred. It looks like Mubarak > Sisi. Time will tell.

    Great article, anyhow.
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