PLS 451-01

Jan 28: remove Zimbabwe reading Rottberg NOT REQUIRED

paper outline: 1 page (physical) due FRIDAY!!!

African troops in WWII (compulsory/voluntary mix):

  • horn & N. Afr
    • FR 80k (up to 25% losses)
    • UK 280k
    • also fought in JP, BU, EU
  • War vets
    • raised political consciousness
  • began questioning white supremacy
    • JP nearly defeated whites
    • discovered poor whites for first time, socialism
  • questioned colonial powers @ war’s end

Atlantic Charter (1941)

  • FDR & Church
    • self-determination
  • US/USSR
    • why?
  • UN 1945

Asian nationalism

  • independence
  • snowball effect
    • only way to hold on?
  • if peaceful?
  • if violent?

African Economies

neo-colonial economies

  • dependence
  • export concentration
    • primary commodities
  • terms of trade
  • industrialization
  • import substitution
  • informal economy
  • urbnaization

1/3 of Africans live in cities, projected growth to 50%

Lagos: supercity

70% of urban Africans live in slums

 

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