ch_06a-1 - SUBSAHARAN AFRICA I (CHAPTER 6: 264-285) MAJOR...

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SUBSAHARAN AFRICA I (CHAPTER 6: 264-285) MAJOR GEOGRAPHIC QUALITIES OF THE REALM A plateau continent that is physiographically unique Comprised of dozens of nations and hundreds of ethnic groups A realm of subsistence farmers Inefficient state boundaries represent colonial legacies Dislocated peoples and refugees Raw materials and resource potential AFRICA’S PHYSIOGRAPHY - MAP PANGAEA REASSEMBLED - MAP PLATE BOUNDARIES - MAP AFRICA’S CLIMATE - MAP AFRICA’S VEGETATION - MAP EARLY KINGDOMS - MAP THE ATLANTIC SLAVE TRADE - MAP COLONIALISM o EUROPEAN COLONIAL OBJECTIVES A port along the West African coast A water route to South Asia and Southeast Asia 1500’s - looking for resources; Slaves 1850 - industrial revolution occurs in Europe Increased demand for mineral resources Need to expand agricultural production BERLIN CONFERENCE (1884) o 14 States divided up Africa without consideration of cultures o Results of superimposed boundaries o African peoples were divided.
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