Dave Galanter
December 1st 1969 - December 12th 2020
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Reverend Meteor

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Subj: Re: Just saw Panther (Spoilers)
Posted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 at 02:02:28 am EST (Viewed 1088 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Just saw Panther (Spoilers)
Posted: Sat Feb 17, 2018 at 09:46:01 am EST (Viewed 1184 times)

    Not sure I agree with your second, vastly simplistic summation of the history of an entire continent.

I'm certainly open to hearing the opposing viewpoint.

Why I feel discussing it IS on topic goes to the nature of Wakanda itself. It's a hypothetical African country that was not carved up by the European powers and thus was capable of becoming an economic powerhouse that can influence world affairs. It's of Africa but is nothing like the African countries in the real world because it did not go through the shared experience all the real African countries went through...the partitioning of Africa due to the Berlin Conference of 1884. The European empires carved their own colonies and set arbitrary borders based on their own interests and agreements with each other neglecting facts like where the tribes in Africa actually lived and whether those new borders bisected these communities.

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