Why is Liberia poor if it was never colonized?

Sep 2012
Spring, Texas
The Free Black Americans enslaved as many of the natives as they could in Liberia. They adapted the same social system they were familiar with in the US. The native Liberians were not educated, there was no way to advance in society in Liberia.


deaf tuner

Ad Honoris
Oct 2013
The city of Shenzhen have a population of 15Million
With GDP percapita of $ 44 ,000 which is even higher than France or UK.
You are comparing two different things (cities with countries):

Greater London is above 70,000$, Ile de France is almost 70,000.

Heck, Praha and Bratislava are above 70,000$ (I admit I never thought at those two!)