I think all of the empires were equally successful. They all took control of the gold/salt trade, and didn't make many improvements to it. And each one wasn't very large. And didn't make any improvements thanks to the Sahara Desert.
I agree with u Savion L. because they all did have the trade routes and they also taxed the goods.
I agree. They all didn't change much. They traded casually, and saw no way to improve the tradition. If they upgraded and improved the Sahara, they could've ruled longer, with all of the territory they can use.
I disagree with you Savion. If Ghana had not started to take control of the trade then the other empires would not have the idea to take it over. Also Ghana had most of the gold in Africa because they took control over the trade.
I will have to agree to that Liz. You're right, if Ghana didn't even THINK about controlling the gold/salt trade routes, they wouldn't be as powerful.
I agree with you Savion, but Mali and Songhai just copied Ghana. Also you are right that they didn't make any improvements because of the Sahara and nobody knew there was anything beyond the Sahara (that is until Mansa Musa's pilgrimage).
I agree with Savion because he said that the empires were right in the middle of the gold and salt trade. He also said the all of them weren't very large. I agree with that statement too.
I agree with you Savion because the all had gold and salt trade. Also, they fell from the trade routes.
I agree with you Savion. They were all thriving at one time. Also, they were all in the perfect place so they could ta people when they went into the empires to trade.
I get what you are saying And how they are all equal. But they all lost control of the gold and salt trade so none of them last ed long.
I think that all of the empires were equally same because they all had the trade routes and they all fell by losing the trade routes. They all also taxed the goods coming in and going out.
That's my reason.
I agree with you Jacob. They all were successful in the trading. They all forced taxes when you entered the trading routes and left the trading route.
I agree with you Jacob N. they all are equally successful. Also they did all fall due to losing their trade routes.
I Agree with you Jacob, all three kingdoms were smart to use the trade routs. That's how they got so much gold. but eventually that is what caused them all to fall, by loosing the trade routes. All of the kingdoms had this happen so they are all equaly successful and unsuccessful to.
I agree, they are all very similar Jacob, though some did make more contact with the rest of the world than others.
I do think all empires were very successful because of the trade routes and because of the tax goods going down
I think Ghana was the most successful because they started the gold and salt trade. If Ghana hadn't stared taxing people twice in the trade then the other empires would not have the idea to tax twice. Finally they where the most powerful empire in Africa because they had most of the gold in Africa. That is why Ghana was the most successful.
I totally agree with you because if ghana didn't start taxing people then the other empires would not have got the idea of doubling up of tax. And that is why ghana was the succsecfull.
I agree with you Liz. I agree with you because you are right if Ghana hadn't started taxing twice which means all the other empires wouldn't start taxing and they wouldn't be powerful or successful.
I agree with you Liz, that Ghana was a succssful with the gold and salt trade.
I agree with Liz the Ghana was the most successful Empire. The gold and salt trade made them very wealthy and successful. That trade inspired the other Empires to do the same
Although I think Mali was more succesful you do have a good point Liz. Due to the gold and salt trade they were able to charge taxes and earn money.
I honestly have no special opinion towards the kingdoms. They all equally ruled the trade system at one point. They all fell to the trade and mainly traded gold for salt, since it was such a big necessity.
I think that they were all equal,honestly. They all had good trade routes that were all thriving at one point or another. But, if I was forced to only pick one, I think I would pick Mali because they're ruler, Mansa Musa was a good ruler for the Empire in my opinion.
I think that all of the empires were successful because they all had control of the trade routes at least once. They even taxed incoming goods and would get more money. Even though they lost the trade routes, they still had money from it.
I think Ghana was the most successful because they were the ones who first established in between the salt and gold mines. They taxed everyone who passed through, everyone else just copied them. Also they built their empire right next to the Niger so they could have water, and again everyone else copied.
I agree with you Danny. If Ghana didn't start it, no one would of ever started to tax them.
I think that all of the empires were successful because of their location. They were right in the middle of the gold and salt mines. Whenever anyone went through the empire, they taxed them.
I think that Ghana was the most successful. I think this because they were the ones who started the gold and salt trade. Also Ghana was the most powerful empire too.
I appreciate that Ghana started the gold and salt trade which allowed for the other 2 West African Kingdoms to thrive. But I think Mali was the most successful because they are the ones who made the rest of the world aware of their existence. This opened up trade routes with Asia and Europe.
I believe Ghana was the most successful because they started the gold and salt trade, and became very wealthy. They also had a very smart way of doing it by, having a special place where they trade so no one will know where their salt mines and gold caves.
I agree with you, Inez, because the gold and salt trade did make Ghana wealthy. The gold and salt trade was very important, and even the other Western African Kingdoms used the gold and salt trade.
I think that the the Mali empire was the most successful. Mansa Musa realy helped Mali become a thriving empire. His trip Mecca brought in new traders and got West African Empires on the map. He also built libraries and schools wich gave plenty of Africans an education. He also adopted the Islamic religion, and made everyone fallow the Islamic rules wich brought order to Mali.
I agree with you, Bella. I also believe that the Mali were the most successful, also because of Mansa Musa's travel to Mecca, and the fact that he showed people that there was more to Africa beyond the Sahara. This most likely impacted more than Western Africa, but likely other parts of Africa, as well. Mansa Musa really put Africa on the map, therefore I believe that Mali was the most successful.
I think the Mali empire was the most successful. I think this because when Mansa Musa went on his pilgrimage to Mecca, he gave away lots and lots of gold. He showed that Mali was so rich and that made people want to go and trade with them. The Mali empire got different things from different places.
I agree with you Tommy. Mali was the successful because Mansa Musa put them on the map and gave Mali a grate education
I agree with you Tommy because Mansa musa went on the pilgramage witch spread the islamic religion. it also told people that there are people in west Africa
I think that Ghana was the most successful Empire in west Africa. Ghana began the gold and salt trade which made them very wealthy.If Ghana had not began the gold and salt trade all other West African kingdoms would not have been successful
I think the Mali is the best empire because of Mansa Musa. He made schools and libraries. He made more trade routes. Finally, now in Mali 7 out of 10 people can read.
I think Mali because of Mansa Musas pilgrimage to Mecca. He put "West Africa on the map". He also became friends with rulers and traders, which lead to new trade routes being opened. Mansa Musa also spread Islam throughout West Africa.
I agree. Mali had Mansa Musa, who opened trade routes, and spred the religion of Islam.
I think that all the empires were equally as good. They all had trade routes that they owned and they would force tax. They were all pretty small none of them got big really. They all were very successful in the trade for salt for gold.
I think they are all successful. They all did the same thing and were in the same perfect place. The three Kingdoms all taxed people two times to get in and out of their kingdom. That is how they got so much gold. They had so much gold and they didn't need so much of it so they would trade gold for salt mainly using the silent trade system. All three of the Kingdoms ended the same way also. The trade routs collapsed and that caused them to fall. All of the kingdoms were smart and did all of these things.
I think that they were all successful because they were all very similar. They both used trade routes, both used silent barter, and all in Africa in near locations. Plus they both crashed and burned when of losing control of the trade routes. I cant decide which one did best.
I agree with most of it, but Mali and Ghana picked themselves up pretty well. They're still around today! So Mali and Ghana crashed, but didn't burn (figuratively).
Kevin I agree with you because they all developed pretty close together. Also both lost control of the salt and gold trade and fell.
I think that Mali was the most successful. This is so, because of Mansa Musa. He was one of the greatest kings of Africa. He made his kingdom known all around the world after his trip to Mecca.This improved their trade and wealth.
I think the Mali kingdom was the most successful. I think its the most successful because of the pilgramige to mecca. people started to travel to west Africa because of that travel. It also showed people how powerful the kingdom was because they handed out thousands of pounds of gold.
I believe that the Mali was the most successful because of Mansa Musa. He went to the Mecca, which made other parts of the world realize that West Africa was there. This caused more trade and increased the wealth of the Mali
I think Ghana is the best. It made the traders pay taxes. It (along with Mali) is still around. The fact that it's still around today, means it's doing pretty darn good.
I think the Mali empire was the most successful. The Mali empire had a emperor named Masa Musa who went to mecca and put them on the map. And because of this they could get goods and people now ad out them.
I think all kingdoms were very wealthy because for the most part they had good rulers and there tax goods went down and they had really good trade systems.
I agree with you because I also think that they were all very wealthy. They were all pretty good kingdoms.
I think they all successful because they were all very similar. They were wealthy people and they are generally good kingdoms. They also all have and trade it for salt.
I believe that Mali was the most successful of the West African kingdoms. I think this mainly because of Mansa Musa's journey to Mecca. It opened op opportunity to trade with other civilizations outside of Africa, and it placed Africa on the map. If it weren't fit Mansa Musa's journey, the modern world might still believe that there is nothing beyond the Sahara but wildlife, and we might not know anything about Africa's history. Mansa Musa's journey then impacted all of us now. Therefore, I believe Mali was most successful, because it placed Africa on the map.
I think that all of the kingdoms were all equaly successful. They all took over the slat and gold trade and fell because of losing the trade. The also both became to be a kingdom along the niger river
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