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Foreign Aid to Africa
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Outline Politics Theory Evidence
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Nick Cullather, Hungry World In the Red Scare after World War I, a young Herbert Hoover offered technocratic development as a US foreign policy alternative to Bolshevik revolutions in postwar Europe to “enable us to synchronize socially and economically this gigantic machine which we have built out of applied science.” A very similar effort appeared in Mexico in the 1930s and 1940s as an alternative to a revolution on America’s borders. Mexico would then become the prototype of the “Third World” and the tech fix generalized worldwide after World War II in Henry Truman’s speech announcing US foreign aid in 1949.
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Truman 1949 we must embark on a bold new program for making the benefits of our scientific advances and industrial progress available for the improvement and growth of underdeveloped areas. For the first time in history, humanity possesses the knowledge and the skill to relieve the suffering of these people. In due time, as our stability becomes manifest, as more and more nations come to know the benefits of democracy and to participate in growing abundance, I
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