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Anonymous asked in Social ScienceEconomics · 1 year ago

Why can't south American and African countries be as wealthy like Europe, U.S. and East Asia?

I don't think the border wall is going to do anything, illegals will find other ways to get in the country. Also, because we have cheap labor, if every illegal person was deported, there would be certain things like in construction jobs, service jobs, farming laborers, etc etc, will impact our economy and most Americans will notice a lot of American goods going up which could slow our economy down. South American and African countries just needs to have organizations, businesses, government help to get their economy strong, that's the only way.

Update:

The Mortal Mortuary, yes there are places in Africa like Congo where people are driving expensive cars, that's all good and everything, but neighboring countries are so behind that poverty and crime seems so normal.

Update 2:

rick29148, did you know that Japan doesn't have natural resources like the U.S. (they buy from other countries) and yet they have 2nd strongest economy.

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  • 1 year ago
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    Corruption

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    1 year ago

    good question!

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  • Anonymous
    1 year ago

    color of their skin ... that's what you're looking for, right? otherwise you'd recognize the countless examples of prosperity in those nations ... poverty begets poverty which makes it a steeper climb out of it ... mosquitoes/disease significantly inhibit developing the land ... corruption ... plenty of reasons you have to be willing to accept

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  • 1 year ago

    Protestant work ethic

    LOL

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  • Anonymous
    1 year ago

    Really wanna know ?? THE WEATHER !!! people in warmer places didn't need to band together and store food because the weather was warm all-year-around, while in Europe the winters MADE THEM. They needed to have food stored-up for the winter AND live in sturdier houses. In Africa, you could just walk into the bush year-around and pick enough food to eat AND sleep in a hut, neither of which would work in Europe in the WINTER ... In Europe, people NEEDED to band together & share food in the winter TO LIVE - the start of civilization. Band together into villages, then towns, and then cities.

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  • Nigeria is the 17th richest country in the world.

    Edit: Sorry, this was a mistake. Nigeria is the 17th richest in Africa haha.

    But South Africa maintains a respectable place in the 80s.

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  • Unseen
    Lv 7
    1 year ago

    They can be their politics decided instead of capitalism that they needed to be corrupt or socialist. That's what happens.

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