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Bigtime92
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re: Why Is Africa Continent Still Full Of “Developing Countries “?
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Tribalism


Okay


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precious little natural resources


What the hell dude?


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MoarKilometers
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re: Why Is Africa Continent Still Full Of “Developing Countries “?
Most of North America is developing countries too. Why is that?


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re: Why Is Africa Continent Still Full Of “Developing Countries “?
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Centuries of European colonial powers stealing their resources. Once granted independence the borders were drawn arbitrarily, initiating ethnic and tribal strife that derailed many economies. Propping up by first-world nations of military dictators as a bulwark against communism in the continent.


More like about seventy to eighty years. For most of the continent, it’s been nearly as long as they’ve been independent as they were under the boot at this point. And there were never clean ways to draw borders, especially with equal access to resources, infrastructure, and ports.


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TrueTiger
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re: Why Is Africa Continent Still Full Of “Developing Countries “?
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Most of North America is developing countries too. Why is that?




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re: Why Is Africa Continent Still Full Of “Developing Countries “?
What is that thing that catapillars wrap themselves in before becoming a butterfly?
This post was edited on 1/11 at 4:53 am


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FredBear
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re: Why Is Africa Continent Still Full Of “Developing Countries “?
I could answer the OP's question but I don't want to get banned again. I think a lot of us know why though


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MoarKilometers
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re: Why Is Africa Continent Still Full Of “Developing Countries “?
Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Canada, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, St. Kitts and Nevis,
St. Lucia, St. Vincent and The Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago. I'll concede Canada as being developed, Bahamas as the next best... probably better than 50/50 on the other 20 north american countries as being underdeveloped af. Our president calls them shite holes, no?


Eli Goldfinger
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re: Why Is Africa Continent Still Full Of “Developing Countries “?
Look to “The Bell Curve” for the answer.


TrueTiger
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re: Why Is Africa Continent Still Full Of “Developing Countries “?
Oh, I see. Well in that context I guess so.

I was visualizing N.A. in terms of land mass.


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SlowFlowPro
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re: Why Is Africa Continent Still Full Of “Developing Countries “?
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the World bank and IMF, among individual nations, provide money to corrupt dictators for the right to extract minerals at bare bottom prices and allow them to do their murder/genocide/rape to keep the party going.

he's not wrong


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bmy
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re: Why Is Africa Continent Still Full Of “Developing Countries “?
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Look to “The Bell Curve” for the answer.



Explain


SlowFlowPro
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re: Why Is Africa Continent Still Full Of “Developing Countries “?
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Once granted independence the borders were drawn arbitrarily, initiating ethnic and tribal strife

this is bull shite b/c the alternative was creating about 1000 separate countries, and that also requires no international conflict among those 1000 nation states

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Propping up by first-world nations of military dictators as a bulwark against communism in the continent.

now this is true, but this (like colonialism) wasn't isolated to Africa and Africa still lags way behind

and it was a necessary evil. do we think SSA countries would have come out more prepared for the modern world had they been under authoritarian communism for 20-30 years? hell many would still be under those dictatorships


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Nutriaitch
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re: Why Is Africa Continent Still Full Of “Developing Countries “?
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if all of Europe was colonized by foreign nations, riches extracted, rule of law disrupted, people enslaved, atrocities committed etc it would look a bit different too.


sounds an awful lot like how America got started and we turned out ok.


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SlowFlowPro
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re: Why Is Africa Continent Still Full Of “Developing Countries “?
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Explain

there are IQ differences but people misinterpret what this means

SSA has incredibly poor IQ scores, but this is more of a sign of just how primitive their cultures are on a widespread scale than a sign that the average person in those areas is mentally retarded (which is basically what the data would show)

the type of reading, higher-order thinking, spacial rationing, fluid intelligence, etc that we base our concept of IQ on are not found nearly as often in African cultures (especially outside of major urban areas that have Westernized).

the problem is that SSA was basically in the stone age across the entire continent when colonialism started. they were simply not advanced in terms of culture. hell, there were few, if any, written languages. they're almost an entirely different type of culture than what we found in the rest of the world b/c they were so isolated over such a large area of geography

the solution is for them to reject their culture and adopt western-centric cultures (like Asia did). sadly, i don't think this is tenable either for the people (Who will want to resist change) or for the West (who still believes in the foolish noble savage myth)


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re: Why Is Africa Continent Still Full Of “Developing Countries “?
No private property rights.


bmy
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re: Why Is Africa Continent Still Full Of “Developing Countries “?
Spot on


SlowFlowPro
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re: Why Is Africa Continent Still Full Of “Developing Countries “?
yeah well try to get support for telling people they need to ditch a shitty culture for a western/traditional one and see where that gets you


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re: Why Is Africa Continent Still Full Of “Developing Countries “?
Monkey sex is their downfall...


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TrueTiger
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re: Why Is Africa Continent Still Full Of “Developing Countries “?
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the solution is for them to reject their culture and adopt western-centric cultures (like Asia did).


maybe communist China can bring them up a notch

they don't have any qualms about killing as many as it takes to make improvements


Centinel
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re: Why Is Africa Continent Still Full Of “Developing Countries “?
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yeah well try to get support for telling people they need to ditch a shitty culture for a western/traditional one and see where that gets you




Well what do you expect when a good chunk of western society is hell bent on destroying western society?



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