For years I've seen non-stop commercials of countries in the continent of Africa showing kids who live in sewage huts, parents are dead, war gangs and criminals rule their lives. Like in Captain Philips how those Somalia pirates were forced to do what they did because of where they lived. They were forced by criminals threatening their lives. Didn't the USA make their countries dry out and collapsed like many Middle Eastern ones?
My professor showed a video made in Africa showing how 1 in 3 Africans are actually middle class. They have cells, cities, even women Presidents at times. So are things than better than in the past and if so why?