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What were the political organization of the Asante?

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Political organization of the Asante were;

  • It was a centralized state
  • The head of state was Asantentehane
  • The leadership was based on hierarchy
  • At its peak,the empire consisted of parts;Kumasi,Amateo and Provincial Asante.
  • Asante states were bound together by the golden stool/other states were headed by Omanhene.
  • Each Omanhene had a black stool symbolizing power in the state.
  • Celebrated Odwira festival annually as a way of promoting unity.
  • Asante had a standing army for defense and expansion