yes, iraq is one of those shining examples, isn't it? lol
this was one of those league of nations jobbies,we were only there between the 2 world wars and then not for the full time,Iraq ended up with a pro nazi government thats why we had to kick some butt in Basra in 41...and dont complain too much,anders army fled the soviet union via iraq and iran :)
I was taught universal history, i.e. from the beginning of civilisation, through ancient Greece and Rome, medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, Enlightenment, Romanticism, The Rest Of The XIX Cent. (whatever you call it), I WW, 20 years in-between, II WW, and the rest of modern history.
WOW,now thats what I call comprehensive education :) Was this only in high school or through out your schooling? We touched on the Ancients(ie shiney stuff ) in our primary education then tended to "specialise" in high school.
So, back to the question, were colonies beneficial to the Brits ?
Nah,back to the question,Whats taught,was taught in POLISH schools :) Is there a "national curriculum" or is it down to individual schools,areas etc?