The country served as a buffer between the British and Russian Empires until it won independence from notional British control in A brief experiment in democracy ended in a coup and a communist countercoup. The Soviet Union invaded in to support the tottering Afghan communist regime, touching off a long and destructive war.
Overview[ edit ] Through a progressive sequence of regimes the British imposed Crown Colony government on the area of West Africa which came to be known as Nigeria, a form of rule which was both autocratic and bureaucratic. After initially adopting an indirect rule approach, in the British merged the small Lagos Colony and the Southern Nigeria Protectorate into a new Colony of Southern Nigeria, and in that was combined with the Northern Nigeria Protectorate to form the Colony and Protectorate of Nigeria.
The essential basis of this system was a money economy —specifically the British pound sterling —which could be demanded through taxation, paid to cooperative natives, and levied as a fine.
Adam Smith wrote in that the African societies were better established and more populous than those of the Americas, thus creating a more formidable barrier to European expansion.
Local leaders, cognizant of the situation in the West Indies, India and elsewhere, recognised the risks of British expansion. A chief of Bonny in explained that he refused a British treaty due to the tendency to "induce the Chiefs to sign a treaty whose meaning they did not understand, and then seize upon the country".
This rate rose to 20, per year in the last quarter of the century. The slave trade was heaviest in the period —, with an average of 76, people taken from Africa each year between and At first, the trade centred around West Central Africa, now the Congo.
But in the s, the Bight of Benin also known as the Slave Coast became the next most important hub. Ouidah now part of Benin and Lagos were the major ports on the coast.
From —, predominantly British slave traders purchased 1,—2, slaves each year in Lagos alone. The trade subsequently continued under the Portuguese.
Britain subsequently lobbied other European powers to stop the slave trade as well. It made anti-slavery treaties with West African powers, which it enforced militarily. Some of the treaties contained prohibitions on diplomacy conducted without British permission, or other promises to abide by British rule.
Britain withdrew from the slave trade when it was the major transporter of slaves to the Americas.
The French had abolished slavery following the French Revolution, although it briefly re-established it in its Caribbean colonies under Napoleon. France sold Louisiana to the United States inthe same year that it gave up on trying to regain Saint-Domingue.
By the end of the Napoleonic Warsit ended slavery in its possessions. Between them, the French and the British had purchased a majority of the slaves sold from the ports of Edo.
The economy suffered from the decline in the slave trade, although considerable smuggling of slaves to the Americas continued for years afterwards. Lagos became a major slave port in the late s and into the s.
Much of the human trafficking which occurred there was nominally illegal, and records from this time and place are not comprehensive.
British and French traders did a large share of this business untilwhen they were replaced by Portuguese and Spanish. By — the British Royal Navy was intervening significantly with Lagos slave exports.
Several churches were built to serve the Edo community and a small number of African converts. When direct Portuguese contacts in the region were withdrawn, however, the influence of the Catholic missionaries waned. By the eighteenth century, evidence of Christianity had disappeared.
Although churchmen in Britain had been influential in the drive to abolish the slave trade, significant missionary activity for Africa did not develop until the s.
For some time, missionaries operated in the area between Lagos and Ibadan. Other Protestant denominations from Britain, Canada and the United States also opened missions and, in the s, Roman Catholic religious orders established missions. Protestant missionaries tended to divide the country into spheres of activity to avoid competition with each other, and Catholic missions similarly avoided duplication of effort among the several religious orders working there.
The CMS initially promoted Africans to responsible positions in the mission field; for instance, they appointed Samuel Ajayi Crowther as the first Anglican bishop of the Niger.
Crowther, a liberated Yoruba slave, had been educated in Sierra Leone and in Britain, where he was ordained before returning to his homeland with the first group of CMS missionaries.The United Nations and the organizers of the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games have signed an agreement to highlight the important contribution that sport makes in the race to reach the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), by the ambitious deadline of The Sun Never Set on the British Empire, "Dominion over palm and pine" Some chronicler, speaking of Asia, asserted that one man ruled as much land as the sun passed, and his statement was not true because he placed all Africa and Europe outside the limits where the sun rises in the East and sets in the West.
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As a follow-up to Tuesday’s post about the majority-minority public schools in Oslo, the following brief account reports the latest statistics on the cultural enrichment of schools in Austria. Vienna is the most fully enriched location, and seems to be in roughly the same situation as Oslo.
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