Where could India have had its Lebensraum and when

greatstreetwarrior

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Nov 2012
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It was an overpopulated nation on a limited land. Surely Indians too could have found their own extra living space if they had attempted it. Which would have been the best places for this notion.
 

notgivenaway

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Jun 2015
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Maybe. But then I don't think there was ever an incentive. India was never and is never overpopulated. It produces enough food for all, and deaths from famine are about caste than anything else.Today, not so much, but in the Raj/John Company, or Akbar the Great times, yes it was.
 

Lawnmowerman

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Mar 2010
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The Indian office did ask for a mandate for Mesopotamia and German east Africa after the First World War. I don't know how seriously there requests were considered. But maybe if they had ben granted colonies of there own it would've quelled some Indian nationalism.
 

Futurist

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May 2014
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Where could India have had its Lebensraum and when and how could this have been achieved in realistic circumstances?
Such Lebensraum would probably need to be found west of India due to the fact that China probably wouldn't tolerate Indian expansion into Burma and into other parts of Southeast Asia.
 

Lawnmowerman

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Mar 2010
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Such Lebensraum would probably need to be found west of India due to the fact that China probably wouldn't tolerate Indian expansion into Burma and into other parts of Southeast Asia.
China when??? Anytime prior to 1960 there was nothing they could've done about it.