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happy wrote

I'm torn on Sankara. Definitely a great example of a socialized state increasing the quality of life in a very short amount of time, but also he limited speech and was anti-queer (while, not excusable I think it was too much of a global societal norm to be an active critique of what socialism would be today, I feel terrible for saying that).

Are there any accounts from people that lived in Burkino Faso during his leadership?

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DissidentRage wrote

As with a lot of socialist leaders in years gone by we should definitely take notes. If there's one positive lesson to be gleaned from Sankara it's that any geographically well-situated populace doesn't need help from imperialist powers to become food self-sufficient.