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What are the effects of the long distance trade?

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Effects of long-distance trade include;

  • Increased contacts among the people of the interior through trading activities
  • Introduction of New items e.g. cloth & glasses
  • Opening up of the interior which exposed it to the foreigners leading to colonization
  • Spread of Islam into the interior
  • Introduction of New crops e.g. maize, rice
  • Define of indigenous industries as foreign goods were introduced and slave trade in the International trade
  • Emergence of powerful chiefs and kingdoms through acquisition of firearms and wealth.

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