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  •  It's hard to tell (4+ / 0-)

    In general the more landlocked a society is the more conservative it is, also mountains and highlands tend to be more conservative than flat lands. But these are generalizations of course with several instances of the reverse. My sense is that Uganda has always had a somewhat conservative bent, but on sexuality I really can't say.

    -1.63/ -1.49 "Speaking truth to power" (with snark of course)!

    by dopper0189 on Tue Jan 22, 2013 at 02:32:30 PM PST

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    •  that's interesting (2+ / 0-)
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      nomandates, Denise Oliver Velez

      perhaps because landlocked societies are more insular, whereas the coastal peoples trade and travel more?

    •  Uganda is part of the African Great Lakes region.. (3+ / 0-)

      ...so while landlocked in a certain sense, it also sits on the shores of Lake Victoria. To give an idea of the size of Lake Victoria - it's almost the size of Lake Superior, that's big and makes Lake Victoria historically an avenue for trade and cultural exchange. The other lakes in the region, and waterways connecting them, lend themselves to transport and exchange as well.

      It's also a region populated by several tribal affiliations, and is surrounded by quite a number more. I don't think the pre-colonial environment would be called insular.

      Cheers.

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