Pull up a chair, Dancing Loonie. Take a gander.
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No one should be suprised by this, but this is what happens when people are not taught history. Every colonial power in Africa was guilty of slaughtering thousands or tens of thousands of Africans during the colonial era of the 19th and 20th Centuries. The same was true of many parts of Asia, and of course if you want to go back far enough to the colonial empires in North and South America.
In fact the murdering of native populations is pretty much par for the course in every colonial endeavour everywhere, going all the way back to ancient times. Compensation? I really don't know. Are the Tunisians going to ask for compensation from the Romans for what was done to the Carthaginians? History is full of stories of humans doing horrible things to one another. It is impossible to compensate everyone for every historical atrocity.
Why is it that so many don't want to talk about all the ethnic cleansing and not just a few?
The Maritimes in Eastern Canada is a glowing example of ethnic cleansing. The French
ended up in the Southern United States and places like Cape Breton were turned over to
the English for example.
The British the French and Germans and so on carved up Africa and the Middle East
without the slightest consideration of the local populations. Today we are reaping the over
all benefit of those decisions as well. If the worlds peoples were to attempt to apologize
to each other there wouldn't be enough time.
We know these things happened, so when do we move on?
The whole point of the OP was just to remark on how history repeated itself in just a few years, except on a somewhat larger scale. Several million dead vs. several thousand.