Online exhibitions at UK National Archives
Interesting pov on impact of colonialism on the colonised countries vs European colonisers.
From Foreign Affairs
Instability of power led to greater warfare to inceasing development of military technology paid for by much higher taxes than elsewhere (eg China was a stable empire with much lower taxes which was spent on infrastructure rather than military…
A few centuries of this led to better tech, bigger forces, a willingness to use this force and an expansionary outlook for resources