Europeans developed their systems of statehood naturally and of their own accord, whereas it was all thrust on the Africans by colonialists.
Originally Posted by Zook
I think Africa is actually comparable to Eastern Europe, though, where corruption and poverty are still common, which is pretty much the case in both parts of the world. So, are Slavs also somehow inferior? Or is there something else going on? I think it comes down to historical momentum and autonomy.
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