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    A writer once noted the difference between corruption in African and Asian regimes. Say you have a public works project like building a bridge. An Asian dictator would take a cut of the contract to build it but the bridge will get built. An African dictator would just take all the money that was supposed to go to build the bridge and keep it for himself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Macduff View Post
    A writer once noted the difference between corruption in African and Asian regimes. Say you have a public works project like building a bridge. An Asian dictator would take a cut of the contract to build it but the bridge will get built. An African dictator would just take all the money that was supposed to go to build the bridge and keep it for himself.

    So then, the problem revolves around the ethnicity of the criminals in charge of the governments?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NightSwimmer View Post
    So then, the problem revolves around the ethnicity of the criminals in charge of the governments?
    No, the problem revolves around the nature of the regimes in those regions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrmike View Post
    Patience, individual pride balanced by strong family focus on duty with a responsibility to achieve.
    #horseshit

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrmike View Post
    Patience, individual pride balanced by strong family focus on duty with a responsibility to achieve.
    For someone who claims to be a seasoned expat, you sure have a Disneyfied understanding of the world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rorschach View Post
    My Theories:

    #1. Location, location, location! Asian Nations, especially the ones that have flourished, are between China, and the West. This meant that trade and technology spread through these nations, back and forth. Sub Saharan Africa, did not have this luxury. While there may have been SOME trade and exchange of ideas, that was pretty much between Middle Eastern and North African Nations, trading with Sub Saharan Africa.

    #2. Africa, is, quite simply....a VERY nice continent for early hunter-gatherer societies. Much like North America and much of Polynesia. Now, eventually people DID adopt agriculture, tools and the like, but....I believe, that without HARSHER environments pushing them, human societies are much slower to develop TECHNOLOGY. This does not make these peoples "dumb," it is simply that their technological development is slower.

    #3. Lack of Big CITIES/Agricultural centers. This largely falls in with the points above. When people's can live off the land, in somewhat ease, then they are not as likely to develop large cities, which, in turn, start creating specialization of skills.

    Let's place ourselves 1,000 years in the past (OR, in any time period, in which large swaths of land are unoccupied...) Africa, the America's and Polynesia, offer some VERY nice regions for simply living off the land, with all the resources needed.

    I would point out, however, that societies from ALL THREE areas were actually pretty complex, when it comes to cultural traditions, knowledge OF their environments, social interactions, etc.

    They only lacked the more advanced technologies, and Social traditions that are born from:

    A. Large Cities.
    B. Massive Agricultural Bases.
    C. Trade Routes.
    Thoughtful post, Schach.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davocrat View Post
    For someone who claims to be a seasoned expat, you sure have a Disneyfied understanding of the world.
    The word is Disneyesque!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrmike View Post
    Patience, individual pride balanced by strong family focus on duty with a responsibility to achieve.
    Africans don't have patience? Africans don't balance pride with family focus? According to YOUR STEREOTYPE OF "BLACKS" maybe.

    But you also have a pollyanna fantasy about Asia if you can overlook child sex tourism, slave labor, draconian authority all over the continent. "Oh their society is so well behaved!" Yeah because they'll get killed if they aren't.

    Once again, mrmike demonstrates how a racist can post racism and not be infracted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davocrat View Post
    Africans don't have patience? Africans don't balance pride with family focus? According to YOUR STEREOTYPE OF "BLACKS" maybe.

    But you also have a pollyanna fantasy about Asia if you can overlook child sex tourism, slave labor, draconian authority all over the continent. "Oh their society is so well behaved!" Yeah because they'll get killed if they aren't.

    Once again, mrmike demonstrates how a racist can post racism and not be infracted.
    You're the real racist for pointing out his racism. Yeah, I don't understand how that theory works either
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    You know what I love about Asians? They never loot or riot.
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