Poverty And Lack Of Education Essay

1474 Words Dec 16th, 2015 6 Pages
“The standard of living below the minimum needed for the maintenance of adequate diet, health, and shelter is poverty (Eitzen, Zinn, and Smith 180). Poverty is a substantial conflict in developing countries because many people are starving and are not living in healthy conditions. People like us in developed nations seem to take our basic necessities of living for granted. The three main necessities needed most are diet, health, and shelter. We take these things for granted without thinking about how grateful we should be because many people around the world are struggling to receive these basic living necessities, including people in overdeveloped countries. This essay will argue that developing nations in poverty have three main points causing it. I will discuss colonization, overpopulation, and lack of education. I will mainly be discussing about the outcome of these topics on people.
Firstly, there is colonization; this was an act of setting up a colony away from one 's place of origin (google.com). An example of colonization is, “France took over almost all of Africa, Spain (more than half of South America), Germany, Portugal, and the Netherlands. Colonization was a very lucrative business. They had free resources, very cheap manpower and could avail themselves of cheap produce from their colonies” (Hubpages). Colonizers took natural resources and riches from poor countries and left when there was nothing for people who originated from there. This had left people and…

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