Dividing up of Africa and the Middle East

link Jabari18 Joined: Feb 27, 2011
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11/13/21, 1:44:54 PM 
To what extent did the dividing up of these nations post World War create the conditions necessary for the unrest we see in many parts of these territories?

link Brerzerk Joined: Mar 15, 2021
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11/13/21, 2:17:26 PM 
In reply to Jabari18
borders cut ethnic lines is one reason, extending power of one group over another also, Tuts/Hutu, Kikuyu/Luyhu/Luo, Druze/Maronites/Arabs. There are other reasons unrelated to Europe's line drawing but that only exacerbated it

link velo Joined: Jul 28, 2019
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11/13/21, 4:37:51 PM 
i think you got your dates mixed up the actual dividing up of africa started in the 1884 berlin conference before the world wars. they broke up the large pre colonial kingdoms of africa into fifty something smaller colonies plundered their wealth and resources and turned these countries into poverty stricken basket cases

link Chrissy Joined: Nov 13, 2002
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11/13/21, 5:38:26 PM 
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In reply to Jabari18
The worst part is that they aren't finished yet.
Divide and rule then you can loot and plunder with impunity.

link Jabari18 Joined: Feb 27, 2011
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11/13/21, 6:18:51 PM 
In reply to velo

Thanks for the corrections. I am definitely nothing even remotely close to an expert

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