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3 - Decolonization’s Legacies

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  07 January 2021

Martin Welz
Affiliation:
Universität Hamburg
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The colonial era and decolonization impacted on African states, especially on politics, economy, and individuals. In discussing the political effects, this chapter focusses on the nature of the state, borders, solidarity among former liberation fighters, and the continued links to the former colonial power. Turning to the “economic revolution” that colonial powers have left behind, it is shown that post-colonial leaders did not want to undo it in most places even though the economy was designed to benefit the colonial powers and not the colonies. The effects on individuals are various and the discussion can only sheds light on a very limited number of factors such as the effects of the humiliation of individuals.

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Africa since Decolonization
The History and Politics of a Diverse Continent
, pp. 52 - 67
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2021

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