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Essay Sierra Leone civil warThis project will outline the causes of the Sierra Leone civil war of 1991-2002 It will also evaluate its impact on the affected region and the country as a whole Sierra Leone is a small country situated on the west coast of Africa Its bordering the North Atlantic Ocean between Guinea and Liberia It has an estimated population of 54 million The country is divided into fourgeographical regions theNorthern ProvinceEastern ProvinceSouthern Provinceand theWestern area not a province which are subdivided into fourteen districts Freetown is the capital the largest city and the economic centre which is located in the western area Sierra Leone is rich of naturalresourcesand minerals including iron-ore bauxite gold and diamonds This information can be found online httpwwwatlapediacom Although the country has rich minerals it is said to be one of the poorest countries in the world There has been a political power struggle since the country was granted its independence in 1961 It saw said these struggles are rooted from colonialism Alie 1990 It was also said that the main factor for civil war outbreak in Sierra Leone was the struggle over the diamond trade and the political situation According to Alie 1990 many problems stemmed from the colonization of Sierra Leone by the British He believed Sierra Leoneans were very independent upon themselves before the British came along and inflicted their ways upon them Since the country ways of survival and life were different from those of the British they were deemed dependent on the British and the British were to show Sierra Leoneans a better and new way of life Heimplies that Sierra Leoneans were made to believe that anything African was bad and inferior and anything European was good and superior and Sadly enough this attitude has persisted to this day and some sierra Leoneans continues to measure their own way of life by western standards His statement indicates that It
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