So glad that this was posted. The British loved to starve "lesser peoples" to death:
For example the British helped cause a [famine in Bengal in 1770](https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Bengal_famine_of_1770
) that killed almost 10 million people:
>In The Medieval History Journal Vinita Damodaran cites Mike Davies who argues that colonized territories, such as India and Ireland, were used as experiments to understand the impacts of free market economics. The results were famine and devastation for the people.
>Nobel prize winning Indian economist Amartya Sen describes it as a man-made famine, noting that no previous famine had occurred in Bengal that century.
One of the similarities with Ireland was the use of military force to ensure the separation of food from the starving people:
>The [British East India] company had no plan for dealing with the grain shortage, and actions were only taken insofar as they affected the mercantile and trading classes. Land revenue decreased by 14% during the affected year, but recovered rapidly. According to McLane, the first governor-general of British India, Warren Hastings, acknowledged "violent" tax collecting after 1771: revenues earned by the Company were higher in 1771 than in 1768. Hastings became Governor of Bengal at the end of April 1772