Now that makes more sense, I can agree with you on that. We definetly did ruin their ”cultures”, or whatever they had to ruin, by drawing the borders of our colonial nations, and we did and still do exploit their natural resources, I agree. Even so, I think that they have realistically had time to build their own countries without too much interference, and have to be honest failed horribly. I think that multinational corporations are to blame for that.
My problem with what you said before when talking about tariffs and free trade is that that was wrong. Yes there were tariffs in the past against everyone, not specifically these developing countries, who themselves have used incorrevtly the economic idea that by protecting their growing sectors woth tariffs they’d be better off, when in reality they are making their situation worse. The common thing with the Asian countries that have a booming economy and have already risen (S. Korea) or are rising (India, China), is that their huge economy boosts have come AFTER they have removed most of their economic regulations that they themselves set up, making their markets freer, which is a good thing.