African History

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Africa has a rich and varied history that is often marginalized and unexplored by the Western historical perspective, due to Eurocentric perceptions. In ancient African countries, some of the first traces of modern government developed: early democracies and monarchies. African history is often examined in the context of colonization and capture of people for slave labor. The colonization and subsequent decolonization of African nations have left many countries in political turmoil and a persistent state of warfare.

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