O LA D O K U N , TAJU D E EN A .
Department of Geography
Emmanuel Alayande College of Education
Erelu, Nigeria.

 

Abstract
The effects of colonialism on developing countries’ economies have created a polarized economic contradictions between the developed world and the developing world. This could be clearly seen in the developmental pattern of most African countries especially Nigeria, Angola, Mozambique, Gambia, Guinea Bissau and Ghana as well. The methodology used was based on review of literature on colonial activities in developing countries. This study focuses on the level of underdevelopment ostensibly initiated by colonialism through camouflaged and miraged developmental projects that were done by colonial masters in the developing countries. This made it easy for developing countries’ resources to be carted away to develop foreign countries. The focus of the study is achieved through the examination of the trend of colonialism, identification of its effects on the colonized countries at different stages of colonialism and
the influence of the general vertical trade in the post colonial era. Suggestions are made on how to overcome the various effects impairing the actual development of the developing countries.

 

African Journal of International Politics and Diplomacy Vol.6 No. 1&2
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