In1482, the Portuguese made the principal European castle, and colonized Ghana inthe later years (Newitt, 2010). Regardless,different nations, for example, The Great Britain, The Netherlands, and Denmarkhad 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 theinterior part of Ghana, invaded the coastal parts of Ghana (Richards, 2005). The British and the Dutch needed to consent tothem, or else their exchange would tumble incredibly; in this way, in 1817,following several more years of strikes by the Asante warriors, The British andthe Dutch governments came to terms with the Asantes (Richards, 2005).
TheBritish and the Dutch people signed a friendship treaty that gave the Asante peoplessubstantial 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 Elminafortress, the Asante were back again battling The British. Be that as it may,it did not end so well. So, The Britishmobilized other African auxiliaries and assumed control over Kumasi and finallyburnt, the Asante capital (Soyinka, 2008). Ghana was once known as the”Gold Coast” by virtue of how much gold it had.
The Europeansexchanged their merchandise, for one of the most precious and valuable metalsaround even in these modern days. They in like manner traded for timber, whichwas 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 tolook like an accepted trade by the Europeans for their selfish intrigue.
Theslave trade, over shadowed for all intents and purpose every other type oftrade, just to show how valuable slaves were. Generally, healthy men and womenwere 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 TheBritish had investments (Thornton, 1990).