Who’s your (colonial) daddy?
[Certain] Supa relationship patterns mimic European colonial history. I won’t name names, but if you don’t know who I’m talking about, you betta ask somebody.
England: The civilized way. Minimal drama, and even after it’s all over, you stay friends with your ex.
France: A little schizo. Sometimes things end smoothly (Senegal, Martinique). Sometimes there’s a little unpleasant drama (Quebec, Indochina). And there is also, unfortunately, the occasional Haiti (who was a hot mess to begin with, so you have only yourself to blame for that noise). Accompanied with a nice side of mind games and revisionist history.
So who’s your colonial daddy?