We have oil, diamonds, coal and many other such lovely things.
We have poor education and decimated cultures.
We have aids and little sex-ed.
We have a proliferation of religion, with Islam and Christianity the most widespread.
We have widespread corruption in governments that know how to abuse democracy, and no incentive not to. The separation between state and government is kept as wide as possible.
We have western countries who benefit from the perpetuation of turmoil since it opens the path for greater profit than would be gained by fair trade.
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