The country gained independence in the 1950’s and since then has been governed by a mix of both democratic and authoritarian styles of government. The main cause of chaos in Sudan is due to the oppressive rule of President Omar al-Bashir, who appears to have a stronghold on all the citizens. He is known to deny the people many of the basic fundamental freedoms as well as ban most sources of media in Sudan. The citizens are forced to obey his laws or face serious harm to them and their families. The level of corruption committed by the President is so grave that the International Criminal Court has filed ten serious charges against him, including crimes against humanity, war crimes, and genocide.
The Civil War also made American a single political entity to date which has made it the most powerful nation in the world. With the win for the Northern anti-slavery movement and pro-Union advocates, the United States established a powerful federal government that brought with it many successes economically, political and socially. The economic clout of the Southern States decreased after the Civil War because the region depended mostly on free labor from slaves. This gave the North more political power over the South to carry out its policy changes. Just like in any war, the Civil War led to physical damage to the Southern region as well as loss of life.
The South didn’t use slaves as soldiers but the North recruited black men and included the free slaves after the emancipation proclamation was approved. The South did as well after the emancipation proclamation but it was not as effective as it was for the North because they didn’t have that support from other world powers. If England or France supported the south then we would’ve maybe seen a different outcome because of a greater pressure to make peace but because they supported the North, it helped them in ultimately winning the civil
African families focused on surviving, providing food for their families, even though surplus production was exchanged through the system of barter. This ‘barter’ system was later developed from individual barter to rather a more regional barter. This can be evident in the relationship Sudan and the Mediterranean region had, Sudan supplied the Mediterranean region with raw materials in exchange for Mediterranean goods which were manufactured (Iliffe, 1983). African economies were mostly made up of hunter-gathering economies. This traditional economic system led to the development of various tools and weapons used by hunters for hunting.
This creation of the Arab Empire brought together a political system in range of economies and cultural traditions thus providing a vast area for trade. Much like Buddhism that did for those along the Silk Road, conversion to Islam created a sense of community that among those involved thus helping to facilitate commercial many transactions. The Swahili civilization played an important role in the world of Indian Ocean commerce. They provided commercial A centers that would accumulate goods from the interior of sub-Saharan Africa and then would exchange them for products of the Indian Ocean trading network. They not only were A involved economically in this commerce.
For starters, Latin America gained more resources after the United States built the Panama Canal on their territory, which brought more trading to life in both nations. (America) The United States influenced Latin America to overthrow the government because they wanted to be able to have a more stable economy and political stability. “Many Latin American army leaders had gained fame and power during their long struggle for independence. They often continued to assert their power. They controlled the new nations as military dictators.” (World) The Caribbean was greatly influenced by the United States because they worked together, trying to make a profit off of the railroads, mines, and public works.
With far greater military power, industrial might, transportation, communication, population, and government, there was almost no chance for the southerners to reign supreme. The south did have many huge benefits, but it was to no avail in stopping the
Imagine if the cotton businesses had no slaves the Southerners would have to create their own factories, for example, if they did have to create their own industry, they would have to sell all their slaves and that’s one of the last things that they wanted to do. If the South had no slaves, they would have to do everything all by themselves. According to page 242 it says " planters would have had to sell slaves to raise the money to build factories, most wealthy southerners had their wealth invested in land and slaves. Planters would have had to sell slaves to raise the money to build factories. Most wealthy southerners were unwilling to do this.
They came to America for a better life, to become educated and learn many things to take back home to their country. However, it seems that all they do is work and with no potential of advancement. These many difficulties faced while in the U.S. evoked mixed emotions. Even though they have encountered all these hardships, America is still not as bad as Sudan in that they now have cars to drive, constant supply of food and very nice clothes. But as Santino correctly brings, every place has its downfalls hence there seems to be no heaven on earth.
In Sudan, a country in north Africa, a civil war broke out. About 20,000 people fled from from Sudan to escape death or industion into the army. The people fleeing Sudan had to walk 1,000 miles to Ethopia. The treacherous journey exposed them to dehydration, hunger, exhaustion, and attacks from wild animals. More than half of them died, but many survived.