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[–] hansbrinker 3 points -3 points (+0|-3) ago 

Its only poor because it's Catholic, if it went Protestant it would go first world

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[–] Dumb_Comment_Bot 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago 

Its only poor because it's Catholic, if it went Protestant it would go first world

It was economically repressed by communism which deported and executed millions of its intellectuals until like 1989.

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[–] hansbrinker 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

name a catholic country that is not third world

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[–] Dysprosium 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Go see what the Catholics have to say about Manifest Destiny. Protestants are more independent, given enough time; monkey+typewriter=Shakespeare. The Catholics structure themselves from the top (Pope) down. Did they do a lot for society? Yes. Would it have been faster if it wasn't so corporate? Obviously.

Protestants came up with America.