Mali's Golden Empire

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In the article, ”Mali: West Africa’s Golden Empire”, clear evidence shows that, Mali was a very powerful and prosperous empire. Mali became a great empire because of geography, trade, and leadership.
Sundiata was known to be Mali's first great ruler and founder. One big element to Mali's growth was its geography. Close by to Mali the was a river called the Niger River. This river helped Mali with agriculture and gold trade. Agriculture in mali was also successful due to its grassland and weather. Mali later became the center of trade, and had a great trading system. Malis kingdom was abundant in salt and gold and were able to trade and expand because of that. Another reason for Mali's great expansion and success was, leadership. Mali's first

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