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    Arrangements and Implications: Colonial Legacies and Nigerian Education Travis Boyco 997664825 POL301Y1 – Government and Politics in Africa Professor Wilson Prichard Wednesday, November 5, 2014 II. Arrangements and Maintenance of the Colonial State Much of the colonial history of Nigeria begins in 1807. At the time, the British Empire influenced much of the territories that now form the current Nigeria. With the introduction of the slave trade, the country’s colonial history begins quite early. Over the next century, British control over Nigeria increased gradually. There are many topics of discussion within these years that connect the colonial past to contemporary Nigeria. However, these themes are quite expansive. For the sake of this paper, the main focus will regard one major theme experienced under British colonial rule. This paragraph will explicitly discuss the key political and administrative arrangement through which colonial authority was maintained. The key component in the case of colonial Nigeria is indirect rule. In 1860, the British annexed Lagos as a Crown Colony.…

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    German behavior extended beyond their treatment of colonial rebellions. In territories where there was effective rule before colonization, the Germans coopted local power structures in order to administer through them in a form of indirect rule. In Kamerun, the Germans ruled the country be enabling local chieftains through military support to administer broad swaths of territory. This allowed them to avoid heavy direct involvement in the territory and reduced the cost of maintaining the colony.…

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    Introduction The history of Africa was changed forever by colonialization and the possibility of this country gaining back its peace and moving beyond the periphery would be very difficult. When the Europeans entered Africa they exploited Africa for all of its resources and imposed their style of European civilization on the African people. They stablished country borders, stripped them of their rich resources, and forced tribes to merge together. Creating a war that is now amongst the African…

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    political rule (The Making of the West, 676). Imperialism worked well with industrialism and nationalism. Colonialism, taking over lands to add to a country or empire, is a form of imperialism. Plantations in the Caribbean is where colonialism used to be popular but that changed when industrialism became important. Imperialism worked with industrialism because many countries wanted raw materials so they could export more and not import products. Due to this many European countries explored…

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    Study Questions Unit II. 1. What motivated European exploration of Africa during the nineteenth century and what was its impact upon Europe and Africa? European nations turn to Africa partly in humanitarian, and partly in for-profit efforts, taking into account the game and fauna, as well as the geographical structure of the land, rivers and mountains of the country. The successful stories of explorers did nothing but to encourage such adventures in wealthy European men. 2. Why did the…

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    The need for raw materials forced Britain to extend her powers to most countries in Africa such as Uganda, South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, Zimbabwe and Somalia (Peterson 537). The arrival of British in Africa for colonization was met by strong forces that either resisted the rule while other accepted the rule partially. Britain found a lot of minerals in Africa where they argue could supply the industries back in Europe. Africa had a lot of minerals which needed to be excavated and British could…

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    Firstly, the scramble for Africa was the invasion and imperialistic takeover of the African continent by European countries in the nineteenth century. In the past, in the eighteenth century, trading of slaves was the main source of profit for the Europeans, but “political instability, lack of transportation, and the unhealthy climate”1 all created disadvantages for the Europeans to move further into the African continent. In the nineteenth century, many things changed. The scramble for Africa…

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    specifically in the 19th century, in countries like India and the continent of Africa. This addictive impulse for empire expansion and influence, even after political thinkers in the 18th century disagreed with the concept, is…

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    1. Buganda Agreement of 1900 was a collaborative agreement between the British administration and the Buganda chief. The agreement consisted of the Buganda people paying taxes to the administrative heads residing in their lands, while the social status quo of the Buganda people stayed intact. Hierarchy of rule did not change. This all happened juxtapose to Harry Johnson establishing a system of land tenure 2. Githaka was the gathering of land owned Mbari. Mbari was a clan of elites and their…

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    When the Europeans began to occupy the regions of Africa, political and economic policies forcefully adjusted African people to colonial life. The reason for the Berlin Conference and the partition of Africa was mainly to not exclude European nations from regions that could be valuable in the future. Before the Europeans began implementing economic policies they needed to develop their political systems based on the territory their country occupied. The politic system would set up an…

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