Nigeria


  • Geography
    • located in western Africa
      • located between the countries of Cameroon and Benin and on its southern border. borders the Gulf of Guinea.
    • climate in Nigeria
      • the climate in Nigeria goes from arid in the north, tropical near the equator, and moderate in the south
    • terrain in Nigeria
      • plains mainly in the north and lowlands, hills, plateaus, and mountains spread across the southern lands
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(Where Nigeria is located.)

  • Culture
    • the culture of Nigeria varies because it was influenced by European nations
      • art in the forms of paintings, sculptures, and calligraphy are a major influence
      • music is also a major part of Nigeria's culture
        • every tribe and group in Nigeria has their own type of music and dancing in which different types of instruments are used such as different types of flutes, drums, and string instruments
        • most music has to do with the nature and wildlife. there is also a lot of folk music
      • the most prominent religions in Nigeria are Christiantiy and Islam.
      • literature is a huge part of Nigerian culture. today Nigeria has the second largest most widespread newspaper in the world
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(Britains influence on Nigeria)

  • Natural Resources
    • Nigeria's location and geography make it very good for oreing natural substances and finding resources and valuable items
      • natural gas, petroleum, tin, iron ore, coal, limestone, niobium, lead, zinc, and arable land are all found in Nigeria
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(One of the many limestone quarries in Nigeria)

  • Goods Made in Nigeria
    • the natural resources in Nigeria make it possible for many products be made anywhere else and sold all over the world
      • oil and fuel is taken from the earth to help power machinery
      • many different minerals can be found in Nigeria that have multiple uses
      • rubber is made in Nigeria from the rubber trees that exist in Nigeria
      • cocoa is sold for cooking purposes and many different types of beauty products

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(Britain established machines throughout Nigeria in order to remove natural gas from deep inside the Earth)

Some major positive effects of imperialism include the fact that Europe not only gained natural resources but it also spread Western culture to places like Nigeria. Missionaries were able to convert people's religions and the cultures of thousands were altered. Nigeria was able to be more westernized and therefore new tehnological advances were made which bettered the economy and the economy of the countries that had territories in Nigeria.

Some major negative effects of imperialism include the use of many of the Earths non renewable resources which is bad for the atmosphere. Culture was also lost due to westernization because other cultures replaced the older ones in order to reform and become more technologicially advanced. Many countries were also broken into pieces because they were controlled by different countries as territories.