Is it just me, or is the British colonial legacy better than the French (or Italian or Dutch) colonial legacy?
While some former British colonies certainly have their problems, the former French colonies just seem to be bereft of even basic infrastructure, let alone lasting institutions. I really noticed this in Cambodia and Vietnam, and my wife recently returned from Mauritania and observed a similar absence of lasting colonial legacy, aside from language.
So, my question is twofold:
is this correct?
if so, why?