Effects of European Exploration (Slave Trade download (5) (Affonso I…
Effects of European Exploration
New African States
The slave trade caused the collapse of many states as well as the rise of others such as:
Government officials chosen by Osei traded with Europeans on the coast for firearms and pitted rival Europeans against each other similar to what Europeans did in China
Cape town was settled by the Boers who were a South African of Dutch, German, or Huguenot descent, and followed calvanism especially one of the early settlers of the Transvaal and the Orange Free State. Today, descendants of the Boers are commonly referred to as Afrikaners. After settling in cape town they eventually killed or enslaved the people there. The Boers believed that they were chosen ones.
In present-day Ghana, the Asante kingdom emerged led by king Osei Tutu. Osei Tutu would conquer neighboring states and form them into the Asante Kingdom. In order to be respected, he told the people that his word was straight from heaven and that he was their divine ruler.
To trade directly from the source without using Arab middlemen, they started sailing around to the east side, where they attacked cities such as Mombasa and Malindi, which were both international hubs for trading, and gained control over them and goods that were allowed to pass through.
Since the Portuguese stayed on the coasts of Africa, they did not have the resources to explore it adequately. Because of this, they didn't know the Africans on the inside wanted control over the gold trade and resisted exploration of the interior. Due to the resistance, Portuguese control in Africa's interior fell and left its influence on the coasts.
Affonso I challenged the portuguese over their monopoly over the slave trade of in the Kongo. Affonso believed he should have control over the people in his kingdom and who would be sold as slaves.
Affonso I was resistant to the rapid expansion of the slave trade in Africa. Affonso I wanted a more controlled and established system to prevent the portuguese from taking any person they pleased.
Affonso I was cautious of the rapid expansion of the slave trade because the time he spent learning with monks in portuguese missionaries.
Slaves were the largest African export in the 15 and 1600s. Many were sold and exported to the middle east to work on large farming estates called plantations.
Europeans relied on African leaders and traders to deliver slaves to the coast.
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