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#6 - to anyone wondering why people say, "******* aren't just … 11/13/2015 on Smh +6
#11 - you couldnt be more wrong... we were like china in the 18…  [+] (6 new replies) 11/13/2015 on Black as coal +2
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#58 - luminisenc (11/13/2015) [-]
The U.S. were more like industrial England (sans the nobility), especially in the cities. Thus a lot of people sought to get it better by colonizing the westward.
It's because of these bad work conditions the whole 'manifest destiny' thing happened, it's due to this people had to be creative entrepreneurs.

This also happened in the European working class, but communism doesn't really work in practice [spoiler] just to add to that, the European nobles feared a "new French Revolution", and as a defense to this, they established the political school of conservatism
Also, North America had a lot of unclaimed land (and resources) at that time, in contrast to Europe. Hitler had a solution to this: to conquer Russia proper and to make the Slavs work themselves to death, ultimately replacing them with ethnic Germans (this is known as Lebensraum / room for life) [/spoiler]
#31 - bann (11/13/2015) [-]
I don't believe that the terms "robber barons" and the "gilded age" were the byproducts of roaring good time. In use of your own argument, why do you think so many immigrated westward from the east coast?

There were indeed a lot of Chinese who were fleeing crummy situations abroad, but things were far from great in the US, especially on the East coast where the majority of the population lived at the time. The early 1800's saw the industrial revolution in the US, which while it benefited the US as a nation, mill workers often received mediocre wages and poor living conditions. Later on came the civil war and reconstitution, none of which created good living situations.

No need to be so hostile, I stated my views and I'm prepared to defend them.
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#83 - phudgepacker (11/14/2015) [-]
Well, I didnt say they were great in the US. Just that your comparison of the US then to China now was unfair.
#87 - bann (11/15/2015) [-]
They still seem similar enough to me that I'd draw the comparison. A few wealthy individuals amassing substantial fortunes by utilizing cheap labor and the imbalance of foreign currency. Politically the US then and China now may have been a lit different, but the class structure and economics seem pretty spot on.
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#13 - truemecid (11/13/2015) [-]
Actually the chinese royal family along with human smugglers from Asia sold them into slavery labeled as "immigrant workers".
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#84 - rudeobuteo (11/14/2015) [-]
While I am not familiar with the situation that you're referring to, it can't be entirely true. The chinese more-or-less entirely built the Union Pacific railroad (from west coast over the Rockies), primarily because they were the only people willing to work in the dangerous and arduous conditions. They never held strikes, but they did have some strange culinary demands on their management and they certainly were paid.
#26 - is it really that ******* hard to spell check  [+] (2 new replies) 11/13/2015 on I Got Sidetracked 0
#43 - anon (11/13/2015) [-]
This statement makes no sense.
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#42 - bodox (11/13/2015) [-]
.....really dude?
#57 - ****** ******* people 11/11/2015 on This isn't your average... 0
#16 - Yeah haha. I mean you get used to it in real life so i never r…  [+] (1 new reply) 11/08/2015 on Billy +8
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#28 - redtooth (11/08/2015) [-]
"Now all of China knows you have a tiny mouth!"
#13 - Yeah man i thought it was pretty cool 11/08/2015 on Billy +3
#8 - I went to highschool with Billy... Im Mike  [+] (9 new replies) 11/08/2015 on Billy +48
#35 - anon (11/13/2015) [-]
Tell billy I want to suck his cock.
#32 - canichaikait (11/09/2015) [-]
Hi Mike, tell Billy I said hi.
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#15 - suicidalthoughts (11/08/2015) [-]
is his mouth really that small
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#16 - phudgepacker (11/08/2015) [-]
Yeah haha. I mean you get used to it in real life so i never really thought about it
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#28 - redtooth (11/08/2015) [-]
"Now all of China knows you have a tiny mouth!"
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#12 - maxismahname (11/08/2015) [-]
Fuck anon, I think that's actually pretty cool
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#13 - phudgepacker (11/08/2015) [-]
Yeah man i thought it was pretty cool
#9 - anon (11/08/2015) [-]
who cares dude
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#30 - sandinmyeyes (11/09/2015) [-]
faggot, next time some small mouth fucker named billy hits the front page of imgur, you come tell me.
#8 - 5 minutes? 11/08/2015 on Fridge 0
#5 - Grand Theft Auto: The Oregon Trail 10/29/2015 on Stuntin +2
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