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Originally posted by thedarklingthrush
I don't think it will be anytime soon barring some major worldwide advance like cheap energy.
Africa has been exploited by the world at large so much and for so long that exploitation is the way of life there.
People don't realize that most of the people there are basically at the level American Indians were. There were thousands of different tribes and we try to treat them as we would modern nations.
90% of people there are uneducated because its easier to just leave them that way so they don't realize that we're stealing all of their oil, diamonds and other resources and wealth.
The people in Africa who do get educated just realize how easy it would be for them to start exploiting their own people, and become powerful and wealthy just like a westerner so they do that instead of trying to lead their people in any meaningful way.
Originally posted by Misoir
Accidentally placed in wrong section, please move!
With most of the developing world developing quicker each year, gaining new technologies and expanding their economies I was wondering how long it would take for Africa to become a big member on the international stage.
As of right now there is only 1 Sub-Saharan country that has any clout and economic success and that is South Africa. How long would it take for several other countries to become successful Liberal democracies, politically stabile, economically advantaged, and a mostly civilized and safe society.
If I was to pick through the countries I see that could meet these qualifications within the next 20 years it would be Kenya, Tanzania, Botswana, Namibia, Gabon, Ghana, Senegal, and Angola. I'm not sure if they will become legitimately free countries, but will become habitable and business worthy.
And here is a poll.
If sub-Saharan countries were to become rather developed, safe, and free; would you move there?
My answer is yes!
[edit on 5/24/10 by Misoir]