The Importance Of Living In The Central African Republic

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The Central African Republic is one of the poorest countries in the world. As Americans, we have so much to be thankful for, but instead we take it for granted. In this paper, I will see how much I actually take for granted living in America compared to living in a third world country. I will also see how different my life would be living in the Central African Republic.
Religion is a huge part of my life and if I lived in the Central African Republic then my life would be drastically different. I have grown up in the South where mostly everyone attends church. I attend First Baptist Church in Maiden, NC, on Wednesdays and Sundays. Church is a stress relief for me and has shaped me into the person I am today. I am lucky that since I live in America that I can worship whatever religion I want to freely. I also do not have to worry about a religious war going on in America.
One thing that wouldn’t be different from my life in America is that I’m not in the religious minority, since 50% of Central Africans are Christians. In 2013 a political turned religious conflict broke out between a Muslim group called Seleka and a Christian and animist group called anti-Balaka. This conflict has cost thousands of people their lives. Villages have been burned down and schools have been taken over by militia as bases. In America, we might not have a full-blown war yet, but tensions are high between Christians and Muslims (Cadman).
Living in the United States I have been able to get a free

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