Imperialism of Africa

France had a big impact on Ivory coast by which there independence was obstructed

Very little is know about Ivory Coast before the arrival of European settlers. It is believed that originally there were over 60 ethnically independent tribes who live in small villages under an orderly Hierarchical social system. It is also known that the Baoule, the largest ethnic group thought to have arrived in the area as recently as the late 18th century too the early 19th century from what is now Ghana

Colonialism- The first European trading post were establish along the coast in the late 1600s, where the gateways ivory and slave trade, Ivory Coast got its name because of its trade of ivory,. Crops and plantations were cocoa and coffee was produce, Africans were forced to work as serfs on their land. They were always short staffed and didn't produce much coffee and cocoa

Ivory Coast reluctantly acquired independence from France. Its French leaders had planned to enter into a arrangement with other French-speaking West African territories rather than gain full sovereignty. Led by Félix Houphouët-Boigny, Ivory Coast attempted  to push and shove for a community structure with ultimate power resting with France. However Africans did not share the same objective as Boigny's objectives. Ivory coast was recognized as an independent republic shortly after and Boigny was elected the first president  of Ivory Coast.

Present Day- Ivory Coast is located on the Golf of Guinea in West Africa. The population was estimated to be 18 million in an area of 124,502 square miles. Climate is warm, humid, and marked by seasonal rainfall in variations. There are five major groups of peoples in Ivory coast, Kru in the southwest; the Akan in the east, center and southeast; the Mande in the northwest and west; the Voltaic which main groups are Senoufos/Lobi in the north center and northeast

Works Cited

22 May 1962, File:Houphouet-Boigny.jpg, July 17, 2015

2014/11, Free Large Images 2015 Ivory coast flag.jpg, July 17, 2015

April 11, 2011. John Campbell, July 17, 2015

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