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Unformatted text preview: 1. coastal cities were used only for trade; there was no significant building of infrastructure 2. there was very little penetration into the interior of the continent 3. African coastal states grew, while interior areas declined Full European Colonialism (beginning in late 1800s)the partition Berlin Conference (1884) Characteristics of Subsaharan Africa under colonialism Independence time frame relative to other former colonies Neocolonialism: Today Primate cities Growth Poles Political Instability Overpopulation problems and disease epidemics (AIDS) Environmental difficulties Difficulties developing unified African economic organizations NGOs (Nongovernmental organizations) (see additional handout) Note how demographic, environmental, political, cultural, and economic issues are interrelated and affect urbanization issues....
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This note was uploaded on 04/30/2008 for the course GEO 597.01 taught by Professor Chabot during the Winter '08 term at Ohio State.
- Winter '08