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Questions tagged [development]

Use this tag for questions that ask why a nation/culture/region/country succeeds while another struggles. Development is a synonym for "comparative development" and "Development studies. Several H:SE members have referred to a "Guns, Germs, & Steel" tag.

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Why did Europeans and Asian countries develop much faster than African countries [closed]

There are numerous pages, papers and talks held about this topic. Then ideas conveyed revolved around the ideaology of African countries, varying cultures and most common factor, colonalism. As a ...
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Was Brezhnev's rule an “era of stagnation” [closed]

Reading my IB textbooks, they say Brezhnev's rule was an "era of stagnation". However they are only able to cite evidence of economic stagnation when claiming that would require "stagnation" in ...
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Origin of San Francisco's water lots off Candlestick Point

There are about fifty blocks full of surveyed and zoned "water lots" in South Basin, southeastern San Francisco -- property which is presently part of the San Francisco Bay. See these blocks on Zillow;...
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Why hasn't Sub-Sahan African developed as fast as other regions between the beginning of civilisation and European colonialism? [closed]

First I asked the following question: How much contact did Sub-Saharan Africa actually have with the rest of the world since the beginning of civilization? I was expecting answers such as 'not much ...
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Why are many African nations poor?

Many African countries are currently in the bottom parts of socioeconomic rankings like GDP per capita, life expectancy, literacy, HDI, etc. Some of them possess a decent amount of natural resources ...