A quote by the united nation general secretary adlai stevenson after the the un intervention in angola.I not sure if adding the person who quoted it and the event itself is ok or not, it takes away alot of the chance for creativity by filling in the blanks imo.
A line from the futuristic comedy novel American Stars by L. Ron Hubbard (1911-1986), the novel is quite different from Hubbard's other works, which were usually fantasy and sci fi in nature, whereas this novel took a more grounded setting, with it being set in New York City in the 2040s, where America, after languishing in a midlife crisis sort of state, as with the fall of the Soviet Union and China in the 1980s, America has ripped the spoils of being the world's sole superpower, with the future generations having grown spoiled and used to not having to worry about hardships, which has seen the current generation deal with problems such as hooliganism, failing grades, and a drop in birth rates. The novel was also more lighthearted and funny, which again was quite different from Hubbard's other novels, which while not devoid of humor or wholesome moments, were usually serious in tone, sometimes to the detriment of the stories. While panned like Hubbard's other novels at the time, this novel in particular has gained a cult following, known by some people as "Hubbard's one good novel."
"Africa was left a mess by the end of the joint-European-Asian colonization in the 1950s. Alongside Britain, France, Portugal, Germany, Spain, Italy, and Belgium, Japan, China, Indonesia, and India left an impact on the continent - culturally, religiously, and socially."
The mess he describe was how these newly born country have such instability and corruption especially those left by spain and italy.
The asian colonies in africa like the japanese seychelles and indonesian madagascar faired better as the people there accepted multiculturilsm homever the one that was run by the chinese and india (zanzibar and tanzania respectively) was a hotbed of racial and for india caste violance.
The only non european colony that is of morocco and liberia (which was ran by north american federation) was seen as an oasis in the middle of such a hostile continent.
"They can take our water but they cant take our soil"