Africa, Nigeria, West Africa discussed on Great Big History Podcast


Africa doesn't get that when the europeans leave they draw up lines and they say here's your country there's nothing natural about that in sub saharan africa sub south of the sahara darrelle based upon where europeans happened the control and then who they had allies with so that you have ethnicities that are divided on different sides of a border and this is at our smushed together nigeria is a perfect example of this so let's go nigeria in west africa central and west africa is has a christian south and a divide on religion it's got christian south and a muslim north but those two parts are actually historically different than nigerian north is connected to nizhny air it's connected to the empires of of the fourteen fifteen sixteen hundreds it's connected to the trade routes that go north across the sahara while southern nation nigeria is connected to the ocean is connected to sees connected to oceanic trade has looked south.

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