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Political Science
Sophia Moreau

POL201 COLONIALISM 100410 Modernization theorists had it wrong for the most part. Example of industrial revolution not generalizable. What explains persistent wide disparities in wealth? Colonialism 64 of 195 countries of world former colonies Status of former colony and poverty today has correlation. How may have colonialism led to poverty and underdevelopment? FIRST READING (Kohli) Nigeria: important to be attentive to starting conditions (regarding level of development per capita income) When asking how long it will take for one nation to reach development , question must be viewed with starting position ( if Chile has good things going for it compared to Nigeria in 1950 even though both are considered underdeveloped; ask does anyone have a head start en route to development. Starting conditions significant for Nigeria:1) political system 2) slave trade 3) technological capacity all factors. 1. POLITICAL SYSTEM: South- Yoruba kingdoms, very little political powers, kings- chiefs shared diffused power (decentralized), little extractive capacity; therefore easy to conquer. North: Sokoto Caliphate ; large, central stabilized, common religion,
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