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Leea Felton Development and Globalization Paper 1 When discussing any culture, society, or civilization, it is essential to look at its history in order to fully understand how it has shaped the areas current situation. A countries history has a profound effect on the way it interacts with other nations, how it is perceived by others, and how much influence it has globally. One nation that has a very eventful history, which has been the reason for many of their current global problems, is Africa. This region of the globe has had so many traumatic events, that it has literally torn the region apart. In fact the word Africa means “to tear apart.” The fact that the country has had a misfortunate history is a big part of the reason Africa has so little say in global economics, and politics. Hundreds of years ago before slavery, Africans lived in their country free of oppression, and lived in their own civilizations; using natural resources as they pleased. The people of Africa held a lot of pride for their land, and they also took pride in their rich culture and spirituality. Although their society, as well as their civilization was very functional, and efficient to the people of Africa, the Europeans thought differently. Upon entering the country Europeans saw the lack of superior weapons, and decided that they could exploit the countries native people. The Europeans proceeded to capture, natural resources of the country, as well as the countries
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