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Unformatted text preview: • Galeano: o History, structures, relations, power o History of imperialism or colonialism—this is how you understand poverty Extracted gold, silver, and agricultural products and took them back to Europe • Never given a chance to succeed • Assume discrimination because of structure o Made countries “dependent” Dependency on agricultural products not industry Banana Republics • Foreign countries extracted the country’s resources and commodities and sold them to their own benefit o Depletion of their natural resources has left them unable to further develop o Actual interventions made countries dependent on foreigners—never given the chance to advance independently o Reliant on agricultural products—very insecure because of weather or competition o Foreign investors Diffuse developing countries power • “dependent” factors—factors outside of your border that you cannot control...
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This note was uploaded on 03/26/2012 for the course POL 378 taught by Professor Zeigler during the Spring '08 term at Miami University.
- Spring '08