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Final-- Nigeria

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cohesive ethnic
it is argued that the lack of ________ ________ groups is the biggest obstacle for Nigeria
250
there are _____ different ethnic groups (3 dominant ones)
Hausa
North; ~1/3 of Nigeria's population; most are Muslim; live in rural villages; have sway in politics because of their population dominance
Yoruba
West; ~20% of population; most are Christian
Igbo
East; had no sense of identity before British colonialism
tribal
dominant religions are Christian, Muslim, and _______ religious groups
Republic of Biafra
country people made and claimed independence; major source of wealth for Nigeria; separatist movement led to a very bloody civil war
impoverished
rich country but most people are ___________
South, North
economic legacy of colonialism; British favored developing ______ Africa, not _____
dependency
Nigeria developed __________ on a few exports
interventionist
British state was highly ___________
-wanted to funnel flow of money made back into Great Britain
-industries were controlled by British
oil
prices collapsed in 1980s and Nigeria couldn't pay its debt so they had to restructure their economy
privatized
nigeria ________ their economy after the oil price collapse
largest
Nigerian state did not sell off its oil industry and continues to be the ________ economy actor
30%
oil accounts for __% of GDP
passive
citizens are very ___________ in politics
military
often intervene in politics
ethnic group
people feel more loyal to their _______ ______ than to the state
democracy, federal republic
today the state is trying to enfore _______ and ___________ ________
Goodluck Johnathon
current president of Nigeria
budget
Congress has little say over the __________
PDP
only cohesive party system in Nigeria
-only party with national presence
resource curse
when a country is heavily endowed with one particular resource but doesn't know how to use it effectively
-wealth often falls into the hands of corrupt leaders
most corrupt
ranked ____ __________ country in 2000
-one president was rumored to have stolen $2 billion
-1% of the population gets 80% of oil revenue
clientelism
Nigerian politicians have no legitimacy outside of ____________
bribes
$180 million in _______ was given out
Bill Jefferson
US rep from NOLA who was caught with $90,000 in cash in his freezer, which he got from the Nigerian economy