Economics is of the utmost importance because it determines either
you live in a hut, flat, apartment, a home or home less. You have
a choice of dinning out when ever you want or what eat. Or you go
hungry. The same economic scenario applies to regions and
countries as well.
We will use successful economic models
after the America's Civil War in 1865 when the South
infrastructure was destroyed. Despite these harsh
conditions the former slaves built self-contained
communities Americas the South and Western in America.
Which were (known as Colored Towns, however we shall called
them "Little Africa's". These
communities were self-contained when they farmed,
raised cattle, operated general stores, stables,
barber shops, beauty parlors and so forth? As a result, over 100
Little Africa’s sprung up all over the South and Midwest America.
Their success was envied by whites whom purposely
destroyed prosperous these communities in 1919.
This is known as the Red Summer when systematic riots purposely destroyed the economic progress of over 25 African communities. This was followed by the deliberate destruction of Little Africa in Tulsa, Oklahoma on June 1, 1921, (also known as Black Wall Street) and also, Rosewood, Florida in 1923. The destruction of African communities continued with the urbanization of interstate highways . When they deliberately built highways though African vibrant communities from the Pacific to the Atlantic Coast.
For our purpose only two examples will given, in many cities, local city planners took advantage of federal money to target African commercial districts. The first victimized was Over town, Florida on Interstate 95 through the heart of Miami's’ historic African neighborhood. Several years later, Rondo Avenue was next at the heart of St. Paul's largest African neighborhood that was displaced in the 1960s by freeway construction. In St. Paul, Minnesota, after Interstate 94 bisected the city’s historic neighborhood in St. Paul, Minneapolis. These were only two among many others that suffered the same fade.
World War II
The participates of this war was Germany along
with Japan verses England, France and the United
States. Basically, from an African perspective it was over
English, Belgium, France, German and Portuguese colonies in Africa
and Asia. And also, Mussolini seeking to revive its
glory of Rome, who had invaded Ethiopia in 1935 to avenge an
embarrassing defeat that Italy had suffered at the Battle of
Adowa, Ethiopia on March 1 in 1896.
At wars end, England, France, Belgium, and Portugal exposed their military weakness when Germany made short work of them early in the war. This gave hope to Africans to gained their independence.
Asia was led by Mahatma Gandhi in India that was slowly followed by African colonies gaining their independence. That gain the 60's when one obtained independence. In a short span of two decades, people of color reshaped the world geography with newly born countries in Asia and Africa. Mindfully, World War II was the biggest blunder in Anglo-European history.
At the other end of the spectrum, it was the greatest event in history for people of color. After the war, the the former colonialist business as usual. Obviously, this silly ignored. Especially, witnessing when the colonized observed first hand their poor military performance in the war. Germany although defeated bombed all of Europe's intrastrure leaving their economies diverstated.
In the 60s, the British and French African colonies demanded and independence one by one. Belgium, Portugal and Germany was reluctant to relinquish their colonies. However, in the 70s with the aid of Cuban troops and Russian equipment who help liberate, Guinea , Anglo, the Belgium Congo, Mozimbique, Southwest Africa along with South Africa. This was done with help of Castro cuban troops with Russian military equipment.