The Effects of Colonization on African Countries Essay

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The Effects of Colonization on African Countries

If Africa were a person, it would be a wise, young, memorable woman with a difficult past. It would be wise because of its knowledge through experience, young because of its age in comparison with other countries, memorable because of its life-long history, and a woman because of its patience and grueling work. The continent Africa, to some extent is all these things; but because Africa consists of at least 54 different countries, each with its own chronicle, it is cannot be a person, for a person is a characteristic individual. Thus, Africa is not as wise and collected as it should be. Young? Maybe; memorable? Possibly; but wise? That is debatable.
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Because of one trouble leading to another, civil wars were not uncommon, and the unstable governments of the countries were just ‘the icing on the cake’. The mixture of problems made African lifestyle a constant struggle, which still somewhat exists till today. However, these tribulations are dated back since many years, and there are theories to what provoked them. One of the most popularly accused sources has been the effect of colonization on Africa. However, surely these problems cannot all be blamed on the colonies? This poses the long-thought question: to what extent can these problems be fully attributed to colonization? It is not possible to be firm on this response, though; different factors may have influenced different things. Therefore, Africa’s independence could not have fully been held responsibility for all Africa’s post-independence suffering, only to a certain level. Good examples of countries that have clearly experienced these difficulties differently are the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Ghana.

Every 3.6 seconds a person dies of starvation. Starvation in Africa is known as one of the most frequent means of suffering. It causes death and terrible, crippling
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