Author Topic: Should Poor Countries Build New Capital Cities?  (Read 136 times)

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Offline SirJohn

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Re: Should Poor Countries Build New Capital Cities?
« on: December 18, 2017, 11:16:38 am »
I often wonder if development aid merely perpetuates these states by making it bearable, if only just, for the citizenry and preventing violent turmoil which might actually give rise to a new ruling structure.  Has Africa really been helped by the last seventy odd years of development aid or would they, had they been left to their own devices, have developed more honest, more capable, more responsible government since independence?
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