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[–] welcome_to_voat 1 points -1 points (+0|-1) ago  (edited ago)

While i get what you re saying and agree in part, i dont agree that they "never stood a chance."

Why? Well because white mans ability to (by and large) overcome the threat of famine is credited with allowing accelerated advancement in the arts and sciences. Essentially, specialization of occupations only occured because farmers could grow enough food for several families, therefore someone could become a doctor and buy/barter for food instead of each man only being able to grow enough to feed one family (his own).
Therefore i would say africans did have a chance to really develop, they just lacked as much (internal & external) motivation to do so.

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[–] Sir_Ocaz 1 points -1 points (+0|-1) ago 

I literally said in the last sentence why they didn't stand a chance, you're repeating it back to me.

No winter, food abundance and rare conflicts. No necessity for engineering development at all.