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Back in early African history Europeans colonized and infiltrated African civilizations in order to make a profit and to be known as a superior nation By doing this European colonists messed up the traditional African lifestyle Africans were willing to let the colonists join them but the Europeans went too far when they took over governments and tried to rule over the Africans This colonization led to many problems in Africa that still affect modern day Africa First of all the problem can only be explained about where the colonists were located According to the European Colonization map it shows that France and Great Britain ruled most of the Northern Part of Africa France and Great Britain ruled other parts of Africa in the South but not nearly as much as up North Meanwhile Germany Portugal and Belgium ruled most of the Southern part of Africa Now to talk about the Government of Africa Ill have to explain the two different types of governing There was direct rule French and indirect rule Great Britain The difference between these two different types of governing was that indirect rule was when a local chief or leader ruled the colony but was used as just a messenger from a higher power of authority In this case the British The British would make the laws for the ruler to enforce and he would do it In the case of direct rule the country that colonized the country ruled it The French ruled their colonies in Africa and enforced their own rules rather than let a local leader do it In African civilizations indirect rule worked better for the Africans because they were able to keep their old traditions and not have to adapt to new ones In the French colonies Africans had to convert to French in order to be considered French If they were considered French then they could run for politics and be considered as an
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