OK here is a flippant argument to make. Was the British Empire good or evil? I think the British Empire had a mixed record. On the negative side 1. We killed around 80 million in famines in India, Iran, Ireland, and other nations. 2. We supported slavery much of our empire. 3. We wiped out aborigines in Tasmania. 4. We carried out ethnic cleaning, in Australia, North America, and Africa. 5. Ruling nations like India, chunks of Africa, in tyrannical dictatorships against the will of the people of those regions and nations. 6. The brutal suppression of the man mau uprising. 7. The brutal ethnic cleansing in Sri Lanka. 8. Many brutal wars resulting then millions of deaths. On the positive side. 1. We defeated the NAZIs, in WW2, when it looked like they would take over Europe. 2. We invented football, golf, cricket, rugby union, rugby league, curling, and shinty, 3. When we left we instilled democracy in so,e nations. 4. We let the USA have their independence. 5. We gave India, and Pakistan their independence from the Empire. 6. Great economic thinkers like Adam Smith. 7. Great scientists like James Clerk Maxwell, Charles Darwin, and Isaac Newton. 8. Great philosophers like David Hume. 9. Massive numbers of inventions like penicillin, the telephone, the TV. 10. The industrial revolution. which has brought progress to the world. So what do you think the Empire was evil or good?