We traded with them, Sally. We're one of the causes of that. We also helped the Manhattan Project. Heck, take it back far enough, and we're one of the reasons the Roman Empire, which brought major advances to the world, survived!
Post by Tsaalyo Phoenix on Jun 28, 2009 14:12:29 GMT -5
So you had the technology to become what Japan is today, but weren't smart enough to utilize it. Then, you required supplies from a small, isolated concrete jungle that was just hit with two nukes. How's that, am I in the ballpark?
No, Sally. Centuries ago, we traded technology with a reasonably advanced but still lacking honour-based society. We traded with them for a while, helped them technologically, and they advanced themselves. Fast forward a few centuries. Colonial wars and European wars affected our research budgets and growth, whereas they had no such concerns.