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The slaveholding colonies and states of the American South are one such example, where the slaveholding class used illiteracy as a way to make it easier to control the enslaved population. An act from South Carolina of 1740 made it a fineable offense to teach slaves to read or write: Whereas, the having slaves taught to write, or suffering them to be ...


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I interpret the question as, "where and when in world history, was the lack of literacy of a population held against it, despite other qualities? One example was in 14th century England, where religious dissenters known as "lollards" were attacked, not for their religious beliefs (per se), but for the ignorance (of Latin) and the Latin catechism. Another ...


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Many countries, if not most, try to oppress minority populations through various means. Lack of access to education is one of them. Colombia and other South American states are guilty of this. Similary, Indonesia has refused to allow education to Papua and some parts of Sulawesi. The local tribes are iliterate at best and don't know what is going around the ...


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If you replace "literacy" with "access to information" you find that many governments were and are doing that to varying extent. The prime example today is North Korea that controls its people in part by controlling information. Another modern example is Russia that recently assumed government control over media that let it disseminate enough disinformation ...


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You have two contradicting questions. Literacy makes a people more aware and restless. The British tried to impose English language with the aim of making a class of Indians who were Indian in look but English in character. However, it backfired and only served to hasten the demise of the British Raj and more importantly it has helped ease linguistic ...


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A few days ago I read a very long article about modernization of Korea, but it is in Portuguese. A summary: The Japanese occupation not played a significant role. Most of Japanese industries was in the north and Korea was always a annex, supping goods for Japan, so not have complete productive chains. Korea received a lot of free money from USA because of ...


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Thanks to Park Chung-hee. He really kick-started the modernisation of the Korean Economy. Japanese Occupation didn't help modernisation. Although, the occupation gave Park Chung-hee an opportunity to show his talent. He was even called Takagi Masao and was a top-ranking officer. He then transferred to the Korean military academy and made a name for ...


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I'm going to answer this question by relying on data from places like New England and New York. I think patterns in New England should be fairly similar to those in Pennsylvania, with the exception that the Appalachians and Alleghenies in PA are a more formidable barrier than the Berkshires. You can see some evidence of this in the isoclimes from the Atlas ...


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The age of majority is when a youth is considered to be independent of their parents. For example, a minor cannot enter into a legal contract because they are not considered independent persons under the law. Traditionally the age of majority has always been 21 for males and 18 or 21 for females, depending on the state. A female always gains majority on ...



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