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iceberg124 June 11th, 2017 2:34am

Do you think Africa and African nations will become a major world players within the next 100 years?

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ScenarioNations California
06/11/17 8:52 pm

No. This isn't marvel. There's no Wakandas hiding in Africa lmao

06/11/17 10:50 am

Maybe a few specific countries like Egypt, but not the continent itself.

mpurple oh no. trump won.
06/11/17 9:39 am

I suspect they will for reasons already given.

abusara i drink and i know things
06/11/17 7:20 am

Anything can happen. I suspect any rise of Africa will be on a relative basis compare to other continents/nation-states, not an absolute basis.

Step one, get their act together politically in order to unleash the human capital on the continent.

ReligiousCommie No Longer Active
06/11/17 5:27 am

Some already are. South Africa anyone?

TheSpookyGhost paleoconservative
06/10/17 10:21 pm

No. They'll just continue to be a major world burden.

06/10/17 9:41 pm

Lol. When Africans manage to build a sky scrapper by themselves we can have this discussion again.

Praetorianus Fair enough.
06/10/17 9:07 pm

Nigeria is growing and developing fast, my bet"s on them.

johonmilla Monroe, nc
06/10/17 7:45 pm

Beyond South Africa, no. Egypt used to be a power but it died when the Ottomans took over. Though I think the new nation in the Horn of Africa may become a power if successful.

skepticbro transcended dimension
06/10/17 7:39 pm

I read a paper once talking about the plethora of natural resources in africa... I'll see if I can find it, but for now I'll just paraphrase that essentially the outline involved a possible future where Africa becomes one of the only stable exporters of natural resources such as gold and silver, and gains an economic footing to build and sustain more stable nations. I'd like to think that if they can't do it in 100 years, it'll never happen.

06/10/17 7:44 pm

Western Africa is a hotbed for rare earth minerals. I think it'll be a new Middle East type war zone between world powers excluding Africa before Africa can become stable, even in 100 years.

skepticbro transcended dimension
06/10/17 7:48 pm

Pretty much the sentiment I was trying to express with the last sentence

But I agree