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    The Benin Empire

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    The Benin Empire was a pre-colonial empire situated in the western Africa country known as Nigeria in the forest region. Nigeria is located along the south west of Africa, surrounding countries are Niger, Benin, and Cameroon. This empire was located near the south west of Nigeria close to the coast. In summary the Benin Empire can be dated back to 1180-1897 C.E. the fall of the Empire is the result of the British Empire coming in and burning down the empire after the King of the empire grew suspicious of the British forces intentions. The people of the Benin Empire were the Edo Peoples who spoke Edo. They called the land they lived on Igdodomigolo. The Edo peoples followed an indigenous belief system that has one higher power and many deities…

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    The absolute location of French Guinea is 4 north and 53 west. It is located to the left and above Brazil, and to the right of Surinam. It is slightly larger than Indiana with a population of 277,316 people, in 1950 it was only 25,479. Guyana has 3 main types of transport; normal buses, Air links, and taxi boats. The average year round temperature is 85° Fahrenheit. The people of French guinea are new world Native American, African, and European descent, and some Asian, like most of North and…

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    Benin Symbolism

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    According to BBC, the kingdom of Benin started in the 900s when the Edo individuals settled in the rainforests of West Africa. By the 1400s they had made a well off kingdom with a powerful ruler, known as the Oba. The Obas lived in palaces decorated with shining brass. Continuously, the Obas won more land and developed an empire. They additionally began exchanging with dealers from Europe and with other African kingdoms. Rather than utilizing cash they traded merchandise, for example, brass…

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    Imagine you are an international student studying in France and your French is limited to the classroom conservations. I am sure you will be frightened and anxious. Fortunately, you have a friend studying in France that is bilingual. He or she helps you navigate the system. You are now happy and ready to tackle your education. Well this is similar to the story of my best friend and I. I am from the Republic of Benin in West Africa and the official language is French. I completed my elementary,…

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    Bring Them Home: Benin Art, Universal Museum and Artifact Repatriation Nigeria, the Giant of Africa, earned its title in terms of its geographic size, population size and economic growth. It is also popular for producing a vast majority of West-African art. According to Shyllon (1998), of all the countries south of the Sahara, Nigeria dominates in the production of sculptured antiquities as it possesses nine-tenths of sculptures aged at greater than a century. The ancient city of Benin in…

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    Colonial Violence Essay

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    colonialist of the Americas misinterpreted the natives’ lack of weapons and tools as not having intelligence but this is not true. The natives’ thrived before the Europeans came and Columbus states that the islands were thickly peopled. The indigenous people understood each other, had their own beliefs in religion and an organized hierarchy. Columbus knew this also and wrote “Nor are they slow or stupid but very clear understanding” (E.W.C 9.12 pg.432). In Dutch colony at Table Bay in South…

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    would treat him as a leader. Alexander deserved to be called, the Great, because of his strategic military skills, ambition to become a great leader at a young age, and the way he maintained and controlled his empire when he was the king (Plutarch 4). A larger empire was something Alexander lusted for. Those who he failed to persuade to live under his rule he overpowered with his army, forcing his leadership upon them. When it came to combat Alexander excelled in strategizing and outsmarting…

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    Imperialism is defined as “the policy of extending a nation’s authority by territorial acquisition or by establishing economic and political hegemony over other nations.” As Western European powers continued to extend their empires across the world, the idea of a new imperialism would emerge between the period 1880-1914. The principle of new imperialism involved the extension of Western political and economic dominance in parts of Africa, the Middle East, and Asia in the late nineteenth and…

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    Empire features a large ensemble cast following the lives of the Lyon family as they struggle to attain what they believe is rightfully theirs. In this musical soap opera an assortment of issues are addressed such as sexuality, expectations, inheritance, and most importantly family. The Lyon family is not your typical household with a celebrity father and an ex-con for mother this family is not easily relatable in the typical sense. However Empire finds a way to show relationships that can be…

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    Lepanto in 1571, decreased the ottoman’s influence in the mediterranean region. Throughout the life of the empire, the emperors paid a lot of attention to the architecture in the empire, an example of this are the Suleimani mosques. They had a central government, which was the sultan, and provincial governments. On a local level, nobles were in control. They were incharge of taxing people and using them as laborers. Safavid: The Safavid empire originated from a family of mystics and was given…

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