Binds everyone together and primary focus oJimmy Carter very active in overseeing elections oDo aspire to do more Talks on fostering trade and common law Open dialogs about things oDoesn’t efect a lot Move from Latin Americans to start their own organization excluding USAand Canada Not hate just more that USA is slipping from sole world superpower status and Brazil is rising and Latin America wants its own voice without the shadow of Uncle SamProposed but not out yet African UnionoIs the I believe 2ndlargest on planet after UN53 members All of Africa except Morocco because of territorial dispute
oTrying to absorb western SaharaoThey suckoTrying to create and work together and help and get strongerThis has not worked oStarted at Union of African states in 1960’s oUnion of African UnityoAfrican Economic Community 80’s This doesn’t work because they are poor They don’t trade much with each other More with EU and USA oRegional block will not change this there has to be stuf to trade o1990’s try again – Libya Guddafi motivating forces after he left Arab League and became “African” 2002 relaunched as African Union to mimic EU which they would like to be but have not accomplished oObjectives Accelerate political and social economic integrationDefend African common positions Combat disease and corruption and povertyPeace and securityPromote democratic institutions, good governance, and human rights These are awesome things to want but Africa has NONE of these things instead they are getting worse since the 1960’s and nothingis really better since 2002oPoverty, and AIDS are huge problems coupled with wild wealth disparity and corrupt presidents which is just a horrible cycle Spend most of their time trying to keep the heads above water not debating working together Europe had the time and resources to do this Talk of common trade, currency and law oNothing has panned out with one exception Military Wing Interesting prospects Why is this working? oBecause it already has kind of started oWe have a lot of problems and wars and we should have a common military group to solve problems without USA, UN, or EU They can’t and don’t want to try to solve these problems They don’t care about Africa in recession No one is sending their troops at this time
oBlack Hawk Down – Somalia Why are we in Africa no one even understands this issue and why are we there???
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