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why the fuck is africa so poor! Nov. 25th, 2011 @ 10:23 PM Reply

they got ll those fucking diamonds under their fucking feet and yet their having to eat half eaten sandwhiches from american aid relief to survive because they live in a fucking desert so they cant farm sand.

maybes because all those fucking lions keep eating them when they try and mine shit, stupid lions.


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Response to why the fuck is africa so poor! Nov. 25th, 2011 @ 10:24 PM Reply

lul 3rd world countries.


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Response to why the fuck is africa so poor! Nov. 25th, 2011 @ 10:25 PM Reply

Nigerians are the rich ones, for thinking like you and stealing the diamonds.


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Response to why the fuck is africa so poor! Nov. 25th, 2011 @ 10:25 PM Reply

At 11/25/11 10:24 PM, nitroexsplosion wrote: lul 3rd world countries.

Ahem. 3rd world continents, last time I checked, Africa isn't a country.

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Response to why the fuck is africa so poor! Nov. 25th, 2011 @ 10:27 PM Reply

At 11/25/11 10:23 PM, MrPercie wrote: they got ll those fucking diamonds under their fucking feet and yet their having to eat half eaten sandwhiches from american aid relief to survive because they live in a fucking desert so they cant farm sand.

maybes because all those fucking lions keep eating them when they try and mine shit, stupid lions.

Yes, because they mine the diamonds for themselves, right? Besides, if they aren't killing each other over land and opinions, the first world is taking their most valuable resources.


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Response to why the fuck is africa so poor! Nov. 25th, 2011 @ 10:29 PM Reply

i bet one day were going to have to gather all the diamonds and make a massive laser to fight off aliens thaat would suck


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Response to why the fuck is africa so poor! Nov. 25th, 2011 @ 10:29 PM Reply

It's because whenever one country in Africa starts to thrive, another country decides to go to war with them.
The only way that continent can ever become successful is if all the countries start thriving all at the same time.


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Response to why the fuck is africa so poor! Nov. 25th, 2011 @ 10:29 PM Reply

Not all of the continent Africa is stricken with poverty.

For example, Some parts of South Africa are pretty rich (like it's capital Johannesburg), and there are some spots of it that is pretty poor. Also, the Northern countries of Africa aren't that bad either.


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Response to why the fuck is africa so poor! Nov. 25th, 2011 @ 10:32 PM Reply

At 11/25/11 10:29 PM, Psych wrote: Some parts of South Africa are pretty rich (like it's capital Johannesburg),

Yeah but south africa used to be a french colony.

the Northern countries of Africa aren't that bad either.

arnt that bad with all that fucking civil war and unrest lately, sounds like my holiday has been planned.


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Response to why the fuck is africa so poor! Nov. 25th, 2011 @ 10:37 PM Reply

At 11/25/11 10:32 PM, MrPercie wrote:
At 11/25/11 10:29 PM, Psych wrote: Some parts of South Africa are pretty rich (like it's capital Johannesburg),
Yeah but south africa used to be a french colony.

True, but it still serves the point that not all of Africa is poor.

the Northern countries of Africa aren't that bad either.
arnt that bad with all that fucking civil war and unrest lately, sounds like my holiday has been planned.

Yeah, I think I'll take that back. :X


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Response to why the fuck is africa so poor! Nov. 25th, 2011 @ 10:37 PM Reply

At 11/25/11 10:23 PM, MrPercie wrote: they got ll those fucking diamonds under their fucking feet and yet their having to eat half eaten sandwhiches from american aid relief to survive because they live in a fucking desert so they cant farm sand.

maybes because all those fucking lions keep eating them when they try and mine shit, stupid lions.

Because our ancestors invaded them and messed up their cultural development. Read some fucking world history and learn something, asshat.


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Response to why the fuck is africa so poor! Nov. 25th, 2011 @ 10:38 PM Reply

At 11/25/11 10:32 PM, MrPercie wrote:
At 11/25/11 10:29 PM, Psych wrote: Some parts of South Africa are pretty rich (like it's capital Johannesburg),
Yeah but south africa used to be a french colony.

Almost every country in Africa was colonized at one point by the Europeans.

the Northern countries of Africa aren't that bad either.
arnt that bad with all that fucking civil war and unrest lately, sounds like my holiday has been planned.

Even though civil wars in North Africa recently came to an end, that doesn't mean that poverty magically became prevalent in them. Psych's point still stands as valid.

I don't know why Africa is so poor, but I've heard numerous theories regarding the matter. Some blame the European Scramble for Africa in the 19th century, and some blame environmental factors throughout Africa that diminished the potential productivity of the African peoples.


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Response to why the fuck is africa so poor! Nov. 25th, 2011 @ 10:44 PM Reply

becuase there are no resources left there, simple as that

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Response to why the fuck is africa so poor! Nov. 25th, 2011 @ 10:47 PM Reply

At 11/25/11 10:44 PM, Mantinziza wrote: becuase there are no resources left there, simple as that

Not true at all.

And besides food, Africa has plenty of gold, diamonds, silver, and other valuable metals.


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Response to why the fuck is africa so poor! Nov. 25th, 2011 @ 10:49 PM Reply

Why are African nations poor? It's called Imperialism. You'll learn about it in History class.


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Response to why the fuck is africa so poor! Nov. 25th, 2011 @ 10:54 PM Reply

Only African country that is rich is South Africa and even that place has problems.


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Response to why the fuck is africa so poor! Nov. 25th, 2011 @ 11:07 PM Reply

At 11/25/11 10:23 PM, MrPercie wrote: they got ll those fucking diamonds under their fucking feet and yet their having to eat half eaten sandwhiches from american aid relief to survive because they live in a fucking desert so they cant farm sand.

maybes because all those fucking lions keep eating them when they try and mine shit, stupid lions.

white people steal them....tribal wars.....


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Response to why the fuck is africa so poor! Nov. 25th, 2011 @ 11:13 PM Reply

africa has historically been a butthole portrayed by western standards thus why this topic is made in an WASP-majority forum/

africa is the birthplace of civilization, all human beings are tracable to some negro who discovered fire in the shitty ass desert. africans tend to be the most purest strain of homo homo sapiens actually

also diamonds aren't actually rare at all in the earth, they actually make up .0000545% percent. may seem small but realize that oil makes up .04%, oxygen makes up 89%, and molten lava isnt even a 2. however thanks to what rich white businessmen have thought up, american culure is ingrained with diamond worship. prove your love with 2 paychecks for something there's literally a planet two times the size out earth made out of lol


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Response to why the fuck is africa so poor! Nov. 25th, 2011 @ 11:19 PM Reply

They're just too lazy to get jobs.


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Response to why the fuck is africa so poor! Nov. 25th, 2011 @ 11:44 PM Reply

Exploitation, undistributed wealth earned by natural resources and inner wars.


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Response to why the fuck is africa so poor! Nov. 25th, 2011 @ 11:54 PM Reply

Because the government is corrupt and the powerful steal everything for themselves. It's like what the OWS protest people are against, except over there it's actually happening,


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Response to why the fuck is africa so poor! Nov. 26th, 2011 @ 12:40 AM Reply

I read that Africa has a lot of Black people


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Response to why the fuck is africa so poor! Nov. 26th, 2011 @ 12:45 AM Reply

Primitive disagreement.

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Response to why the fuck is africa so poor! Nov. 26th, 2011 @ 12:57 AM Reply

With a warlord threatening to cut off your women's clitoris every hour, I wouldn't get much done either.

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Response to why the fuck is africa so poor! Nov. 26th, 2011 @ 01:00 AM Reply

At 11/25/11 10:25 PM, MrRager wrote: Nigerians

Woah woah woah, let's watch the language here fellows.


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Response to why the fuck is africa so poor! Nov. 26th, 2011 @ 01:04 AM Reply

At 11/25/11 10:25 PM, adamflecko wrote:
At 11/25/11 10:24 PM, nitroexsplosion wrote: lul 3rd world countries.
Ahem. 3rd world continents, last time I checked, Africa isn't a country.

Well if you wanna be a whore about it, how is the continent Africa poor? How can a landmass be poor with all those diamonds :3


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Response to why the fuck is africa so poor! Nov. 26th, 2011 @ 01:19 AM Reply

Mainly because rich countries give their farmers subsidy (don't know if that's the right word) to sell their products at a low price and they place taxes on poor farmers from countries such as some/most in Africa to export their products to those rich countries.

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Response to why the fuck is africa so poor! Nov. 26th, 2011 @ 01:36 AM Reply

ITT Newgrounds knows nothing about sociology, economics, geography, food production...

Okay, here's the skinny:

Africa (with an exception I'll mention later) has been historically economically crippled because of its geography.

If you look at the rich countries of the world, they almost universally are latitudinally similar to either a.) the Fertile Crescent (Persia and Mesopotamia) or b.) China.

The reason for this is because these cultures have access to a few specific founder crops (and animals!) by which the agrarian component of a society can be established.

Staple crops like wheat and rice are not as adapted to the sun, water, and soil conditions of places like Africa. These things can be grown in larger quantities and stored, allowing fewer people to work in agriculture and still produce enough food to support their community, freeing others to pursue other professions.

Also, while Africa has an abundance of animals, really none of the large herbivorous mammals were suitable for domestication. Even things one would think would be similar to Eurasian animals, such as the warthog, the zebra, and the water buffalo, are so behaviorally different (i.e. flightier, more aggressive, less capable of socializing with humans) that they are much more difficult to saddle or hitch to a plow.

TL;DR - the geography has meant that the people of Africa have to dedicate more resources to bare subsistence, leaving less with which to build a large, stratified society capable of producing greater material wealth.


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Response to why the fuck is africa so poor! Nov. 26th, 2011 @ 02:55 AM Reply

After decolonization it was because the Europeans got the heck out of there and didn't prepare the Africans for democracy. The Africans there were slaves and workers, so there was little to no education. You had an ignorant society ripe for some dictator, tribal leaders, and a whole lot of guns.

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Response to why the fuck is africa so poor! Nov. 26th, 2011 @ 03:10 AM Reply

It is poor because we exploits the fuck out of it.


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