Did you know that West Africa used to be home to one of the most powerful empires in the 14th century? This empire was known as the empire of Mali, which lasted from 1230 to 1670. Mali’s power in the world led it to become a site of cultural exchange. Mali’s exchanges truly took off because Mali’s wealth from gold and salt, Mali had inventions that no other country had, and Mali’s education was very advanced in the 14th century. The very first reason why Mali’s cultural exchanges erupted was because of the wealth Mali got from trading gold and salt.
In Africa during the Post-Classical era, 600-1450 CE, the Saharan was no longer a barren wasteland hardly suitable for travel, but, an essential part of both North African and Sub-Saharan West African societies. Camels and caravans allowed for quicker and more effective traveling. With trading becoming increasingly popular in this area, it provided the resources to build new and larger political structures. During this era, Africa’s economy began to change and the western part of Sub-Saharan was no different. With the Trans-Saharan trade routes ability to increase with the help of wealthier Islamic states, it allowed for the spread of religious and political ideas such as larger empires and the Islamic faith in which both greatly influenced
The rise of the industry during the Industrial Revolution contributed to imperialism by giving Europe more reasons to invent and control other nations. Europe used imperialism to be the stronger nation and wealthier nation. Europe was taking over Africa for political reasons. The reasons for political was that if you have more land then you 'll have more men for battle and more power. But though that 's true there were others who back stabbed Europe by taking their technology and using it against them.
Did you know that Mansa Musa, the emperor of Mali may have been the wealthiest man alive? The Empire of Mali was a place of great cultural exchange where ideas and cultures were spread from person to person. How Mali became this way was because of their main natural resource which was gold. People came from places like North and West Africa because Mali was said to be a place of gold, and everyone wanted gold for themselves. It also became a place of lots of cultures because of people called Berbers who went to Mali to trade salt for gold.
Panicked,European empires,like Spain and Portugal started financing trips,specifically to India where they had the largest diversity of food,animals and spices known at that time. Once a certain fellow named Christopher Columbus found Hispaniola (modern day Cuba),every European empire reaped the monumental economic benefits that was provided by the Columbian Exchange. The Columbian Exchange promoted trade,specifically the trade of agricultural commodities. It integrated many parts of the world,supplying items to nations that needed goods,and sold items on the marketplace when there was a strong demand.
Consequently, these countries now controlled the resources found in their respective colonies. European industries, especially those of food, textiles, and automotive, significantly benefited from Africa’s plentiful cotton, palm oil, sugar, metals, rubber, and so on (Document D). Several countries, such as Great Britain, would profit over $20 million yearly in exports following African colonization (Document E). Gaining abundant resources through the colonization of Africa was essential for European industries to survive economically. Africa’s resources were the principal factor that drove European
The Early African Kingdoms of Ghana, Mali, and Songhai were established sufficiently and later met their demise. The Early African Kingdoms were able to progress in economy and political structure by the actions of their leaders, location, religious influences, and geographical features. Religion influenced the African economy, political structure, and cultural practices. All Early African Kingdoms took advantage of the gold and salt trade and used it to hike in power. Sundiata Keita, Mansa Musa, Sunni Ali, and Askia the Great abetted their kingdoms, economy, and society.
The king of Mali and they called him Mansa Musa. His original name was Musa 1 but once he became king his people started to call him Mansa Musa and Mansa means “Sultan” or King. Mansa Musa ruled over Mali and Mali was a nation with fabulous wealth, during his rule he has built many monuments, mosques, and also schools all over his empire. He mostly famous from his 1324 pilgrimage and
One of the most successful ghazis was Osman, conquering the frontiers of the Byzantine Empire, buying lands for expansion, and forming alliances with emirs. His followers became known as the Ottomans. In 1361, Osman’s son, Orkhan I declared himself a sultan. During his rule, he
Other religions disagreed with this because they didn’t want to believe that Islam was bigger and better than their religion. After about 140 years, many followers of Islam had created an empire that ruled the Middle East and spread across to North Africa to Europe. There are many reasons why Islam spread so fast, however the main three reasons was trade, winning battles, and treaties. Trade Routes was an important part of how Islam grew so fast. From document A, it shows the map of all the trade routes leading to and from Mecca.
Before the arrival of the Europeans, African accomplished many achievements across all of their cities, empires and, kingdoms that defined their nation. Their achievements can be split into three groups, economics, politics, and culture. Before the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, the African people developed great kingdoms in which they established a great way of life for themselves. The African empires, kingdoms and cities had a vast amount of achievements before the arrival of the Europeans, they had a great economy due to their plentiful trading, as well as a vivid culture lead by the generosity of their government. Africa 's thriving economy was mostly due to the consistent trading across the world.
Emperor Wudi of the Han Emperor Wudi, seventh emperor of the Han, ruled from 141BC to 87BC. During 130BC to 110BC of his rule, he conquered the Xiongnu territory and expanded his empire in the north and west. Also the trade with western countries made the Han’s rulers and merchant become very wealthy. Because of this, the Han 's knowledge of the outside world, philosophy and religion, and technology increased. Because of its wealth and territorial expansion and strength, the Han Empire originally prospered a lot, but at the end of Wudi’s life he became despotic.
Between 300th century and 1400th century, the most powerful African kingdoms had achieved great goals, such as developing a trade system. The empires in Africa had a solid economy which was supported by their trade. Before the Europeans arrived, these empires had hierarchies and roles in society, which helped the trade system flourish. Some achievements Africa accomplished included trade, wealth, and a complex society.
Consequently, coastal towns became wealthy from their control of certain parts of the network allowed them to tax merchants for sailing there and from the various goods entering the growing market. Additionally, the Delphi Sultanate controlled a trade network linking together India, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, and China, where different goods like spices entered the economy (OI). As a result, people’s cultures changed as new goods that entered empires
Mansa Musa was the wealthiest religious leader of all empires in Africa. During his era, people ventured on a religious pilgrimage in Africa. Mansa Musa was a monotheistic, Muslim leader who wanted to spread the Islam belief of one god and diminish the polytheistic faith while following the 5 Pillars from the Muslim holy book, the Koran, throughout his religious pilgrimage across Africa to the city of Mecca. During the pilgrimage, Mansa Musa combines many religious factors to inform and influence other people about Islam. On Mansa Musa's hajj, 60,000 people followed him (Document A).