China's Second Continent - Part Two: Chapter Eight Summary & Analysis

Howard W. French
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Ghana is a medium-sized country in West Africa and in 1957 was the first nation in the sub-Saharan country to win independence from Great Brian. Ghana’s leader Kwame Nkrumah wanted to industrialize Ghana and in 1961 launching the development of huge public works projects including a massive dam over the Volta River in an effort to provide a steady supply of electricity to the populace. Nkrumah was criticized for the cost of the project but the Akosombo Dam was a huge success and still serves the public today.

Nkrumah was overthrown in 1966 which launched 15 years of rule by conservatives and a corrupt military. The average incomes of the people declined by one-third during this era. Jerry Rawlings seized power in the 1980s and eventually gave way to democratic rule. Ghana is the most consistently democratic nation in Africa and has a flourishing...

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