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...tal and societal conditions. However each ultimately delivered loyalty, respect, and legitimization to its sovereign, exactly like any other system of rule throughout the world. Therefore in this case, Africa should not be treated as an abnormality, but instead as an indication of the universal truth that humanity demands respect for its leaders, who in turn require loyalty and legitimacy to effectively rule. And perhaps this example will lend pause to future Africanists by positing that the striking differences between Africa and the rest of the world may be more superficial than they appear.
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