After World War II countries in Africa began to slip away from Western control and began governing themselves. The outcome of this was a mixed result, due to the fact that some of those countries ended up with very restrictive and controlling governments. What kind of success did Africa have the governments that wielded great powers over the different African economics?
Africa did not have great success whatsoever with governments that wielded great economic power. The individual African countries that adopted this form of government suffered greatly, with severe economic lows, low production rate, corrupt leaders, etc. This form of government actually made the countries who adopted it poorer and less successful overall. Thus in short, this was the kind of success Africa had with governments that wielded great powers over the different African economies.
I also think that we cannot discount the “economic” disadvantage that former colonies had to begin with considering they had been systematically looted by colonists. They were starting off at a really bad place economically and getting better is way harder than getting worse.
Definitely that is a very important factor. The people of those previous colonies had little control of the politics of their countries when it was ran by a foreign power, which usually was a very imperialistic and controlling state, which gave those people little freedom. Once those people had there independence and freedom they had little knowledge on what a “good,” government is or political system in general, because they had not experienced a “good,” government. A government that is run by the people, and does not take individual freedoms away. This left room for dictators, and other unsuitable leaders to step in and run those countries.