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CONCLUSION

TheplantationeconomiesoftheEnglish-speakingCaribbean werecreatedasaresultofEuropeanexpansion.Inthatsense theWestIndiesalwayswerepartoftheinternationalcapitalist economy.Butinternallytheydidnotcontaincapitalistclass relations.Theirrelationsofproductionmilitatedagainsttechnologicalchange.A.saresulttheregionwasdeniedthedevelopmentprocesswhichwasexperiencedinEuropeandother regionswherecapitalismtookroot.A.slongastheplantation economyprevailedunderdevelopmentpersisted.