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  • 1. The Effects of the Slave Trade on Africa
  • 2. Loss of Population
      • It is estimated that 50 millions Africans were lost
      • Strong, fit, young individuals were mostly desired
  • 3. Society was Disrupted
      • Tribal wars were frequent
      • Laws were changed, making crimes punishable by slavery
      • People felt insecure
      • Little development and modernization took place
  • 4. Cities were Destroyed
      • Population in the cities decreased as people fled the cities to avoid being captured
      • It was dangerous to live in large groups
      • Without cities, civilization suffers
  • 5. Contact with the Outside World Ended
      • Trade decreased
      • Traders no longer brought with them new ideas and news of the happenings in the outside world
  • 6. Africans Came to be Looked Upon As Inferior
      • Africa seen as a source of cheap labor
      • Blacks were thought of as being less intelligent
  • 7. Overall Impact
    • Slavery destroyed Africa’s civilizations and is a major factor in the underdevelopment of the continent today. No society can afford losing its youth for four hundred years without paying an enormous price.