Ahistoricism is a tendency to disregard or overlook historical context and the way recent developments, such as colonialism, conflict or foreign intervention, continue to shape societies today. In relation to covering development, for instance, it may disregard the entire history of a country or region in the global south before its ‘discovery’ by European powers or overlook the role that countries in the global north, whether through former colonialism or more recent interventions, have played in events such as ethnic conflicts, political upheavals or corruption. (See more in Wikipedia)

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