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    Economic Effects of the African Slave Trade

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    The African slave trade held economic benefits for both the countries of Europe and the colonies of the Americas. However, the effects of the trade on Africa were far from beneficial. What effects did the trade have on Africa, and how did these effects weaken the economic, social, and political structure of that continent?

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    Africans benefited in almost no way from the slave trade. What they were offered was a way out of being overpowered and trapped by European economists and colonists. In other words, they had no choice but to accept the offer. Africans were simply captured, and killed if a fight resulted. As a result of tribes losing lives indiscriminately, their economy ...

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    The major ripple effects of slavery on the peoples of Africa are touched upon briefly.