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Why tropical countries are so poor?

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January 14, 2013 5:50AM

It is because they are not as well developed.

(2) many tropical countries are poor because they have been encouraged by earlier imperial rulers to base their economies primarily around crops that have no food value but only create an income by being exported to the affluent first world western countries: examples are tea, coffee, cocoa, sugar, cotton, tobacco, opium.