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05/21/2015 Chapter 2 Analysis – The Rise and Fall of States and Empires in Precolonial Africa As I read Chapter 2, I realize that all the areas in Africa have a common beginning, the importance of agriculture and exploiting their resources. The agriculture available to most Africans was cattle, sheep, goats, and various crops. When these resources became abundant to some villagers they had time to make arts and crafts. In North, East, Central, South and West Africa, agriculture contributed and laid the foundation for many states, kingdoms and empires. With this foundation these states were able to expand. “The expansion forced stronger communities to annex weaker ones into states” (Chapter 2 p15). With a strong agriculture to lay the foundation, as early as the 1700s, trade was an important factor in their development. Trade continued growing the states economy and was bringing enormous wealth which empowered the rulers and kings. Strong leadership also influenced the
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