The South China Sea has 190 trillion cubic feet of Los Angeles Lakers Vintage Hawaiian Shirt 3D All Over Print, Men, Women, Unisex, Model 667 gas and 11 billion barrels of oil and big amounts of other valuable resources, so the more you claim the South China Sea, the richer you can get. But European powers can’t just show up and claim the entirety of the sea, so they have to build a colony somewhere. The French claimed the entirety of Indochina, mined minerals intensively to sell them back in France, made the people work in rubber plantations and in other places with bad conditions, overall they made the Indochinese people their own slaves.
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