Thursday, September 15, 2016

Why did Africa not get taken over by white people like Australia/America did?

 As noted, the real problem was geography and access to indigenous resources.  Gold, sugar and tobacco established the early worth of the Americas with ample opportunity for novel fresh discoveries.  Tobacco and sugar supported the reverse flow of slaves.

Then there was the problem that whites failed to thrive there at all except for several locales such as South Africa and parts of East Africa.  This was the reverse of the Americas in which locals died out ahead of European arrivals.

After all that, when conditions were right, the sheer scale made taking it over a pipe dream.  The map tells it all.  All of China and all of India can be absorbed just in the arable lands.

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Why did Africa not get taken over by white people like Australia/America did?
Alejandro Echeverría NGeopolitics and development aficionado. Done a bit of other things.


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