Benin Republic, and Dahomey. Kingdom

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Author  Dosu Alfonse
Publisher  CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication Date   January 10, 2017
ISBN  1542474795
Pages  188

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Benin Republic, and Dahomey. The Pre-history of Dahomey Kingdom and the Queen Mother. Benin was the seat of one of the great medieval African kingdoms called Dahomey. Europeans began arriving in the area in the 18th century, as the kingdom of Dahomey was expanding its territory. The Portuguese, the French, and the Dutch established trading posts along the coast (Porto-Novo, Ouidah, Cotonou), and traded weapons for slaves. Slave trade ended in 1848. Then, the French signed treaties with Kings of Abomey (Guézo, Toffa, Glèlè) to establish French protectorates in the main cities and ports. However, King Behanzin fought the French influence which cost him deportation to Martinique. As of 1900, the territory became a French colony ruled by a French Governor. Expansion continued to the North (kingdoms of Parakou, Nikki, Kandi),

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