History 4195-November 5

History 4195-November 5 - November 5, 2007 Asante Kingdom...

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November 5, 2007 Asante Kingdom and the Atlantic trade system Sanctity of the Golden Stool and Asantehene as Supreme Authority Kumasi and the Odwira festival efforts made to solidify kingdom, one of these was the Odwira festival all the members of state meet say prayers forum: hash out disputes and issues mechanism to solidify and consolidate empire occasion to work out long term plan of the kingdom, a pre-colonial state engaging in longterm planning; shows rulers were smart Constituion of the Asante confederation next on agenda complex society this would be a government in Kumasi, the capital of the Kingdom, royal court Obiri Yeboa, king of Kumasi, Kumasi Asantehene is supreme ruler of empire and head judiciary, and the court in Kumasi is the supreme court below Asantehene various heads of state: Aman Hene, aman being the state and hene being king or head each Aman was required to send tributary and military men
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