FC: How Slavery Affected Africa
1: Slavery weakened the continent, which led to its colonisation by Europeans in the 19th century. | And engendered the racism and contempt from which Africans still suffer.
2: By providing firearms among the trade goods, Europeans increased warfare and political instability in West Africa. Some states, such as Asante and Dahomey, grew powerful and wealthy as a result. Other states were completely destroyed and their populations decimated as they were absorbed by rivals. Millions of Africans were forcibly removed from their homes, and towns and villages were depopulated. Many Africans were killed in slaving wars or remained enslaved in Africa.
4: Slave Trade | All three stages of the Triangular Trade (named for the rough shape it makes on a map) proved lucrative for merchants.
5: Africans have been traded as slaves for centuries. Slavery was also a traditional part of African society.
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