1482, the Portuguese made the principal European castle, and colonized Ghana in
the later years (Newitt, 2010). Regardless,
different nations, for example, The Great Britain, The Netherlands, and Denmark
had some impact in the colonization of Ghana in the later years (Gocking, 2005).
These nations endured some resistance somehow from the local natives of Ghana.
In 1807, the tribal kingdom of Asante, hoping to expand its rule from the
interior part of Ghana, invaded the coastal parts of Ghana (Richards, 2005). The British and the Dutch needed to consent to
them, or else their exchange would tumble incredibly; in this way, in 1817,
following several more years of strikes by the Asante warriors, The British and
the Dutch governments came to terms with the Asantes (Richards, 2005). The
British and the Dutch people signed a friendship treaty that gave the Asante peoples
substantial amounts of land on the coastal areas of Gold Coast (Richards, 2005).
Later in 1874, after the Asante had lost their last trading ports in the Elmina
fortress, the Asante were back again battling The British. Be that as it may,
it did not end so well. So, The British
mobilized other African auxiliaries and assumed control over Kumasi and finally
burnt, the Asante capital (Soyinka, 2008). Ghana was once known as the
“Gold Coast” by virtue of how much gold it had. The Europeans
exchanged their merchandise, for one of the most precious and valuable metals
around even in these modern days. They in like manner traded for timber, which
was in surplus too. Regardless, one of the greatest things they traded for,
were slaves. Slavery, in no way like as it is thought as today, was made to
look like an accepted trade by the Europeans for their selfish intrigue. The
slave trade, over shadowed for all intents and purpose every other type of
trade, just to show how valuable slaves were. Generally, healthy men and women
were captured by force and became slaves and got shipped off to the new world,
yet some were shipped to different nations inside the African mainland where The
British had investments (Thornton, 1990).