How Did Imperialism Affect Nigeria

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Before imperialism, when a stronger nation seeks to dominate a weaker nation politically , economically, culturally, and socially, Nigeria had a lot of problems. In 1804-1808 there was an Islamic holy war of Usman dan Fodio, African leader, who created a Muslim state in Nigeria . Which had a large influence on Muslim Africa. In 1807 Britain declared overseas slave illegal, although Britain sold more slaves to America than any other country. This ended in 1860s, which replaced other trades, mostly palm oil. This caused severe political and economic problems which caused the British to get involved. The political and economic change in southern Africa heavily shaped the colonial conquest at the end of the nineteenth century. The economic and political frailty of the eighteenth century…show more content…
The arrival of them increased tensions because they showed no loyalty to the political figures. By the late eighteenth century, some Muslims began to enunciate the sorrow of the common people. Political efforts to Muslims only raised the tensions. The stage was set for jihad. The inconsistency created by the wars and the actions of other Europeans, Britain moved carefully but ferociously toward total control of the southern Niger Basin. In the years that pursued its eradication of the slave trade, British negotiation created a thread of contracts with monarchs and tribe leaders whose collaboration was desired in stopping the traffic. British interests also commanded infrequent armed interference to resolute the flow of slaves, to conserve genuine business, and to keep the truce. The missionaries asked for protection and help in abolishing slavery and other atrocious acts correlated with primitive religions. Finally, the publishing of diplomatic officers by the Foreign Office to assist the raising number of trade in the ports of Benin and Biafra helped launch British influence

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