African History: Historians and economists have argued that the European colonial powers in Africa developed, under-developed, or exploited the contin

African History: Historians and economists have argued that the European colonial powers in Africa developed, under-developed, or exploited the continent of its human and mineral resources. Present a thorough discussion on whichever position you take.

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The paper should consist of:
1. an introduction in which you present your research question, your hypothesis, perhaps why you chose this particular topic and an outline of what comes in the rest of the paper.

2. your discussion where you present the data (historical information), your analysis of why, who, where, what, and how, opposing theoretical and analytical viewpoints, and your opinion as to what could be or could have been different.

3. your conclusion where your provide a summary of the main theme of the paper, the outcome of the historical events discussed in 2, and finally what the next researchers should look at (gaps in literature if any).