Unformatted text preview: significantly behind the rest of the world. “On their (the Portuguese’s) way out, resentful at leaving a country they felt was theirs the Portuguese poured cement down the air-conditioning shafts of a new luxury hotel being built on the Indian Ocean coast outside the capital of Maputo, rendering it uninhabitable. They drove their cars into the sea. They even took the keys to the national bank.” While the more powerful countries of the world should help the ones in need, this shows how one country set another one back dramatically. While the country had enough problems emerging from colonization, the Portuguese made no attempts to ease their transition. While in power, they had held all the positions of nearly all low and high paying jobs. Thus, when they left the natives had to start entirely from scratch....
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- Spring '08
- Atlantic Ocean, Indian Ocean, high paying jobs, new luxury hotel, Indian Ocean coast