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 Has Africa proven itself incompetent? (9)

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Has Africa proven itself incompetent?

Africa is a continent that enjoys a grand wealth of resources that are in high demand by the rest of the world. However, much of the continent, primarily the Saharian states, have done nothing but rebel against those who attempt to harvest this wealth yet Africa makes no move to dignify itself nor to remove us entirely from their soil. The continent for the most part has failed in an evolutionary sense in that much of the expanded middle area is still inhabited entirely by nomads and desacretes. Has Africa proven itself incapable of development beyond what it holds today? Another question to ask is, should something be done about it?

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If you are looking for something to read, the book Guns, Germs, and Steel by Jared Diamond is an excellent exploration of the causes of the situation in modern Africa.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guns,_Germs,_and_Steel

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Thank you for the literature, Zombee. It is rather appreciated. However, Ive read parts of that book and I must say I disagree. Though I may have read the book wrong or biasedly, I feel as though the people in the countries on the continent are somehow in a lack of development philosophically, and that the best way to achieve World Peace is to actually colonize Africa, in a sense. Not the 1600s colonies, oh no. The artificial installation of Democracy and the increase in life value for all on the continent. The continent must be mined and harvested eventually, and now is probably better than later while we have a stable world political regime. Industrialization is key and the rapid development of Africa into an industrial God for the world is a key token of the future, I think. Therefore, how can we ignore the prospect of, in a more negative sense, force democracy and the world upon them as the world has allowed them a get out of jail free card for too long. In my opinion.

TheDude(165) Disputed
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Thank you for the literature, Zombee. It is rather appreciated. However, Ive read parts of that book and I must say I disagree. Though I may have read the book wrong or biasedly, I feel as though the people in the countries on the continent are somehow in a lack of development philosophically, and that the best way to achieve World Peace is to actually colonize Africa, in a sense. Not the 1600s colonies, oh no. The artificial installation of Democracy and the increase in life value for all on the continent. The continent must be mined and harvested eventually, and now is probably better than later while we have a stable world political regime. Industrialization is key and the rapid development of Africa into an industrial God for the world is a key token of the future, I think. Therefore, how can we ignore the prospect of, in a more negative sense, force democracy and the world upon them as the world has allowed them a get out of jail free card for too long. In my opinion. This is a touch sloppy and comes across as rather heartless and not thought out, but I just wish to touch on the idea.

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--------------------------------------------------------------------Africa is pretty much an epic fail.----------------------------------------------------------------------

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African hasn't proven itself incompetent, that is impossible, Africa is just a name for a area of land.

The governments of those countries have been proven incompetent.

Side: Government Incompetence
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True. That is more or less what I insinuated, along with a slew of other governemtns and organizations of the world.

Side: Government Incompetence
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True. That is more or less what I insinuated, along with a slew of other governemtns and organizations of the world.

Side: Government Incompetence
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True. That is more or less what I insinuated, along with a slew of other governemtns and organizations of the world.

Side: Government Incompetence

It is now 2015 and Uganda criminalizes homosexuals and even calls for their execution. Africa needs to come up to the 21st century.

Side: Government Incompetence