Why is China richer than India? What lessons can India and Vietnam learn?
Ahhaan Badhwar, history buff
Updated Feb 11, 2017
Both India and China were once superpowers. In the year 1 AD India owned 40 percent of the world's GDP and China owned 37 percent of the world GDP.
But India due to it's more strategic and easier terrain came under vicious forgien rulers who looted and murder millions of people.
China had a very tough terrain of cold mountains of Tibet, Gobi desert and Takla Makan desert. All these are tough barriers making forgien invasion hard.
India was looted by thousands of tyrants such as Mahmud of Ghazni, Mohhamad Gohri, Lodhis, Tuglaqs, Taimur Lang and Mughals. All these foreign invaders looted, murdered and converted millions of our fellow Indians for around a 1000 years. This period can be called as the HINDU HOLOCAUST in which more than 80 million people died. Our sages or Rishi Munis were forced to follow the Sharia Law. Our temples were raided, looted and destroyed. Many women and children were enslaved and converted.
Although China was also ruled by Mongols but their rule didn't last long enough. India in the 17th century came under the British rule.India was the jewel of the British crown.The foreign invasions of the Muslim rulers and British made India from a culturally and economically rich nation to a poor, looted and a backward society. All these events didn't really take place in China except for Mongol invasions and Boxer rebellion.