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Arts and Humanities
History of Africa
Terms in this set (17)
Which group of people did some European powers use to their "enforcers"?
Why did Europeans first take an interest in the African continent?
They were engaged in the slave trade.
Why did the Europeans countries eventually set up colonies in Africa?
They needed the raw material found on the African continent.
Which is a system of acquiring colonies to provide raw materials for a stronger country?
Which was a part of early European plans for Africa?
protecting trade and transportation routes
Using African people to help European officials administer a colony was known as what form of government?
What is the definition of "assimilation"?
giving ip one's own customs and adopting those of another culture
When did many of the boundaries of the new African states created after World War 2 cause problems?
The boundaries split tribes and kinship groups.
Which was most often used to draw new boundaries for African continent?
Europeans followed the old colonial boundaries.
Which European country first colonized South Africa?
When Great Britain took over South Africa and the Dutch settlers moved farther North, which African group fought that expansion?
What valuable natural resources were discovered in South Africa after the British took control of that country?
gold and diamonds
Which organization was formed to work for equality in the country of South Africa?
African National Congress
What is the apartheid system?
segregation of races
What was significant about Nelson Mandela's election to political office in South Africa in 1994?
The government was controlled by only one party.
What conflict broke out in Nigeria after independence was declared?
religious conflict between Muslims and Christians
How could the political situation in Nigeria today be described?
The government is still unstable.
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