The 20th Century started with 2 island empires Britain and Japan ruling how world trade routes operated. By this time the majority of the world's people - living on the continent of Asia -were poverty-trapped- being excluded from access to electricity grids and industrial revolution modernity. Part of this mess had been caused by how the east india company had become the worst corporation in the world- by the time it had reached china in 1860 it was insisting opium be accepted in trade for the most valuable spices and silks. In part islanders may have known how to wire up a small region but not huge continental spaces.
The root cause of the world wars was how these two island empires and other G8 empires ruled. The Americans (and Canadians) twice helped the old world sort out the world wars. Queen Victoria had started to change from head of slavemaking empire to commonwealth with assistance of eg editors at The Economist from 1843 but not fast enough.
No English speaking person alive today is better able to understand all the history of all these cultural and economic messes than Prince Charles. Since 1964 when he attended the tokyo olympics he has built bridges with the Japanese Emperor family and understood that engineering and other innovation Japan engineering leaped ahead with after world war 2 (thanks hugely to Deming) providing Belt (container superports) Road (Bullet train) possibilities (innovations in microelectronics) to ending poverty all across asiam and whence a globalisation by and for all peoples- beginning with the islands from Japan down to singapore, linking in south korea and since 1978 the Chinese mainland
These days the UK Royal family's advice is sought far less than it could be. However one of most inspiring innovations is how sir fazle abed once a CEO of Royal Shell oil company tapped into the best of developing economics support of Japan Britain and the Netherlands: FazleAbed.com BRACnet.ning.com
#metoo Hopefully any true media agent at journalistsforhumanity in the reigns of KingCharles.and Emperor Reiwa will have been required to learn this fable by heart - well at least at the peoples world service media the bbc need to know all about this half a millennium's herstory Q? welcome email@example.com
PRINCE CHARLES & COMMONWEALTHS HERSTORY
With the possible exception of Japan Emperor Family (who Charles has enjoyed good relations with since 1964 olympics) nobody is in a better position to mooc a herstory curriculum of how most of the world's people (Asians are about 67% of our species) were trapped in poverty by the way the colonial and industrial ages spun once it was discovered the world c.1500 mother earth was round , Thus the fist key national advantage went to whomever could build the biggest ships of war - and it was mainly the brits that led north europeans not just to go to america but to colonise the south and east asia coasts- you need a really big boat because in those pre suez days you had to sail all the way round africa to get to asia- a job (that could take a year there and back if your health permitted) that was so unpleasant that slavery probably started as much as press-ganging crew as for other dismal economic reasons (more on sustaining black & white america ar WRJ Rice & Jackson)
Its worth remembering that until the train's steam engine the fastest way to travel was by horse or boat, and so neither trade nor tourism nor communications (whether real learning or news of any sort) traveled fast, and it was imperative that commands passed down the line.
READ ALL ABOUT IT: The Brits designed education so that those who came top (at the bar of london or the Oxbridge) passed standardised exams (ie subjects where there \was nothing left to explore or dream about) in the exact opposite of entrepreneurial modus operandi freeing speech to ask whether diversity of nature or cultures let alone languages might lead to more than one answer particularly if looked at what was most locally needed for family-loving people to be free and happy
The Herstory of the UK royal family's rulership is really quite peculiar- its worth noting these (transformational if not downright revolutuonary) steps though there are others you can add in
around 1710 scotland went bankrupt- without knowing it the peoples savings had been invested abroad in a bubble possibly a failed part of the emergence of the panama canal- whence the hostile takeover of Scots by london- in other words the scots were one of london's first colonies- the origin of economics: adam smiths books from 1748 on trust (moral sentiments) worthy of market economics are written from this point of view: scots were already losing control of market transparency, and even if nobody cared about scots his piece de resistance : 1776 advantage of nations argued that once so many people had gioe to settle such a large land as the usa- london would be wise to design- w n-win trades and us independence-- of course london wasn't that adaptable and from that day on Boston became a rather unlikely hub for open sourcing the best humans can connect-
probably this right old muddle accelerated colonisatioj of south asia and even through to malaysia including what we call singapore and now north to china's south coast and an island hong kong that became as vital to the future of the human lot as ever Britannia once was
the big question to anyone curious about Britannia's conversion beyond chief slavemakers is when did commonwealth become something the royal family (at least privately even if by now they were told to stay out of politics ) preferred to being lord of the empire- and here eneters another scot james wilson enters the picture - originally hatmaker in scotland he was fed up with the poverty of his workers caused by ever greater taxation and selfishness from london's parliament (by james time, less than 100 years after adam's morals book, more than half of scots had emigrated through lack of livelihoods) so james became an MP at Westminster's House of Parliament- and to start a movement in london fashionable cafes and royal societies james started telling the story and numbers of how the corn laws (through which landowners burnt corn if they couldnt get a high enough price) was starving up to a quarter of irish people to death- queen victoria who after albert died turned into a chronic depressive met james while she was still liking people - additionally she was advised by wellington of waterloo that trains were causing people to move around and having seen the french guillotine the 0.1 % of richest -the corn laws at least should be repealed. They were but not in time for 150 years of hatred and terror campaigns between southern ireland and the UK. If lreland was the biggest neighboring tragedy of empire designing trade for the few, the india subcontinent was the biggest in the 1850s- one quarter of the world's people were effectively having their trade ruled by britannia. James convinced victoria to let him go to calcutta to design a new economy- he foredm teh chartered bank but died of diarrhea 9 months into the project- it took 100 years before a calcutta lab invented oral rehydration - the biggest infant and old person killer in the world of the tropics could be cured by mixing boiled water sugar and salts in the right proportion. This solution from the 1870s launched girl empowerment in poorest bangladesh and south china villages. but what of James and victoria's commonwealth
well walter bagehot james son in law became the next editor of the economist and he helped redesign currency systems - something peculiar happened britain didnt have enough gold for victoria to keep her promise to redeem a paper note. So instead of the british empire beginning to pull back it forged ahead to hong kong and demanded the chinese accept opium as a trading currency. The chinese wisely fell on their sword and withdrew from global trade markets for over 110 year5s - perhaps the most tragic (uneconomic) story in human history as up til then china had been the largest population and biggest economy.
and so the world went on - today paper currency is printed by politicians particularly when their big banks make a mistake like subprime 2008- in other words the next generation pays for the mistakes of richest elders through the rot that is paper currency and the rot that is any unecessary war. Now I am not bright enough to decide on when a war is necessary - and being born in 1951 to a father who had spent his last dats asa teen navigating airplaned over modernday myammar and bangladesh I thank the americans for town intervening in the old worlds wars and ridding us of hitler,
CONCLUSION TODAY Britannia and japan owe all asians human development around siutainability goals and china and bangaladesh women empowerment has innovated the most extraordinary solution s ever seen since 1972- and i just wish prince charles would get someone to mooc the reality herstory of economic development by and for the people before fake media and some sad loss of confidence out of the americas turns the ear of 100 times more tech every decade sine the moon race into orwell big brother end game instead of every girls right to be as free and happy as every boy
i am not a historian. I am a statistician. I have never had enough money to collect my own data. I understand that artificial intelligences is now a trillion times more effective than my brain power but we still have to choose what big data we feed into the AI and what the purp;ose of the data owner is. So could prince charles and a member of japanese emperor family invite boris and macron to a private cup of tea and see if they can map soe data worth apping AI to?
how did london temporarily become the world's biggest city - and did its evolution mainly ban skyscrapers as the royals didnt want their bedrooms spied on by peoples with telescopes.Most people spent their whole lives wi9th 15 miles of where food was grown and hi=ome was born, Its interesting to see how large the royal gardens still are in London- for most the invention of the underground was a double miracle- it freed travel and its was pribaby as heatb down under than it was on the Dickensian streets