Question by saudyganja: How did Africa get to become such an undeveloped and “backwards” continent?
While Europe has advanced greatly within the last 500 years, why is the continent of Africa continue to be poor and undeveloped. I know the Industrial Revolution began in Europe, but look at North America, technology certainly spread throughout there. When the Europeans began to first colonize North America, they brought the technology with them. Africa too, has been colonized be the Europeans, but the conitinent of Africa is far behind most other countries in the world. Now forget about the Europeans spreading their technology. Japan, having a history of being one of the most islotated countries, is far more advanced than Africa. Why is all this true? Will Africa ever catch up to the rest of the world?
Answer by Wednesday
Because Africa was exploited as a source of cheap materials and labor, and after colonial imperialism ended the country was left in shambles. In some other parts of the world (such as parts of Korea) although the country was used for goods, the imperial countries also built up things in Korea such as roads, water systems, etc . which left Korea able to fend for itself and prosper once the imperial country left. Africa was basically left with everything a mess…pollution, the land stripped, racial tensions caused by arbitrary segregation of tribal peoples by European Imperialists, and the like.
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