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Old 11-11-2013, 08:31 PM
 
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Obviously Jamaica has it's fair share of issues but quality of life has actually substantially improved within the last 10 years.

According to the United Nation's Human Development Index, the levels of human development has gradually risen throughout the years and it is classified as a nation with high human development:
Indices & Data | Human Development Reports (HDR) | United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
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So it's unclear as to why they would want colonialism back..
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Old 11-12-2013, 08:22 AM
 
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How about Jamaica joining the U.S. as a state?
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Old 11-12-2013, 08:39 AM
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How about Jamaica joining the U.S. as a state?
That would be up to the Jamaican people, and chances are, I think that most Jamaicans would want to remain Jamaica.
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Old 11-12-2013, 08:46 AM
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Maybe Jamaicans suffer an inferiority complex? There are several countries with a generalized pessimism and fatalism. In these countries, it doesn't matters how much life improves, people will have a negative opinion because they not only believe, but they also want for things to be going from bad to worse. It may be hard for many people to understand how this may be possible, but it's a possibility.

Maybe a Jamaican can expand on this.
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Old 11-13-2013, 01:48 PM
 
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How about Jamaica joining the U.S. as a state?

The USA will never agree to that. 2.7 million more in a democratic state. NEVER.
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Old 11-13-2013, 01:51 PM
 
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Maybe Jamaicans suffer an inferiority complex? this.

No different from loads of problem plagued third world nations which think that affiliating with a rich counry will automatically bring huge benefits. I am sure if 20 years ago Mexicans were asked if they could become part of the USA, most would have responded yes.
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