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28. A three-way trade developed. The European slave dealers took European goods to Africa,  exchanged them for slaves which they bought from the local kingdoms, and took them to the  Caribbean where they were used to produce sugar. This was taken to Europe, exchanged for  European goods, and the cycle began again. The states in Africa which dealt with the Europeans  became richer and expanded, often using firearms bought from the Europeans. As they expanded  they captured and sold more slaves. But even though the Europeans controlled many of the markets  in West Africa, they did not establish control over the rest of the region -- mainly because of diseases  such as Malaria for which at that time there was no cure.   29. There were therefore strong links between the process of colonization, and the industrial  revolution in Europe.   (a) The industrial revolution improved the military technology of the Europeans who found it much  easier to establish political control over other areas of the world. A good example is Africa -- the  Africans often defeated the Europeans in wars in the early 19th century, but by the end of the  century, with their machine guns, the Europeans were much more successful.    (b) The industrial revolution meant that the Europeans needed new kinds of goods from their 
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This note was uploaded on 01/17/2012 for the course SCIE SYG2000 taught by Professor Bernhardt during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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