posted on May, 24 2012 @ 07:21 PM
Originally posted by Romekje
reply to post by peck420
"A single African ruler"......
Africa is a continent.. not a country..
They were conquered easily because they didn't have GUNS, the west did.
But this thread aint about Africa, i could post some more links but that means going off topic too much.
Start reading up i'd say.
You may want to read up yourself.
I am well aware that Africa is a continent, something you seem to have missed when you stated that Africa experienced Apartheid. Some countries in
Africa did, some did not.
But, Africa as a continent, has been unable to compete for 2,000+ years. The only thing Africa has lacked in those 2,000+ years has been a unifying,
continent wide government. Europe and Asia have both had multiple versions of that and it does help explain why they (and their children countries)
are the current world leaders.
Regardless of the current distaste for dictatorships, tyrannies, and monarchies, the areas that established systems under those rules over the largest
areas became the most powerful. Europe and Asia have both had continent spanning empires that allowed them to amass a great deal of wealth and
knowledge together. That led to rapid advancements in military, agriculture, and society. That led to expansions, etc.
You can pretend that Africa would be utopia if Europe had never colonised, but it is far more likely that another of the world's cultural powers
would have replaced Europeans as opposed to an African empire emerging for the first time and competing against established powers..