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Unformatted text preview: Indirect rule was an extremely effective method for carrying out European control in Africa. Question 1 part 2 (after others.) Prior to the colonization of Africa by European power, African rulers controlled the relationship with European traders. Merchants coming from Europe trading mainly along the Atlantic coast of Africa encountered a well established market for trade. These European traders quickly developed ties with indigenous powers to try and gain access to desired commodities. African rulers controlled whether or not various European traders would be able to unload their goods in the market (African). Elite rulers along the coast controlled the means of coastal and river navigation, giving them an advantage for conducting the inflow and outflow of goods in Atlantic trade....
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This note was uploaded on 04/06/2008 for the course CJ 110 taught by Professor Maxwell during the Spring '08 term at Michigan State University.
- Spring '08
- Criminal Justice