I think the best empire was Ghana because they thrived with gold, salt and gave out gold to other empires to show how welthy they were. Also Ghana thrived with their econemy.
Actually Mali gave out the free gold to the Arabians. Mansa Musa gave free gold which led traders to west Africa.
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 say Mali because if it werent't for Mansa Musa west Africa would be way poorer. Mansa Musa traveled to Mecca in the Arabian Peninsula giving free gold. This showed kingdoms how rich west Africa was and that there actually was something below the Sahara. It put Africa "on the map."
I totally agree with you Tyler B. I also think the Mali empire was the best because thet gave out gold and more people started coming to the empire.
And he also influenced education in Mali. He built schools and mosques.
I agree with you Tyler. The Mali empire was very well know. They ended up giving away all that gold.
I believe Mali was the best. I believe it was the best because Mansa Musa went up near Egypt just giving gold. With this gold being given all of the civilizations could see how wealthy this empire was. But when Mansa Musa son took over the empire started to die out and the Songhai empire was becoming more wealthy.
This is exactly what I thought. The pilgrimage to Mecca really improved Mali and brought them above the other kingdoms to me. Mansa Musa was a great king (great minds think alike :))
I think the Ghana because as the trade increased they began to tax Merchants so that wouldn't use there trade routes for free.Also that made them very wealthy so more traders would trade with them.
Kyla I compleatly agree.I said the same thing, they got rich of of the traders and more traders would trade with them.
I think that Ghana was the most successful because. they had a lot of gold and all of the other kingdoms needed gold.also people needed the gold to get salt.
All the kingdoms had the gold and salt trade so that does not make Ghana any different than any other empire. But they are the ones who started it!
I think that Ghana was the most powerful kingdom because they were placed in the perfect spot to thrive. They were smart with their decisions because they taxed twice and since they were one of the earlier kingdoms so the other tribes weren't the best.
I agree with you Valon. They were the people who pretty much set up the other groups for success.
I agree with you Valon because I also thought it was smart of them to tax twice. They were also placed in between the Sahara and a forest so trade increased.
I think the most important of them all was Ghana. Ghana was mainly the most important because established the gold and salt trade. If it were not for them the gold and salt trade may have never been made. It also started pretty much how the west african culture began
I think the most successful kingdom was Mali. I think Mali was successful because when Mansa Musa went to Mecca he brought a lot of gold to give out. Then more people wanted to trade with Mali. So since more people wanted to trade with Mali, Mali had to make more trade routes.
I also agree with you because.more and more people wanted to trade with Mali and it showed that there is something across
I think Ghana was the most successful kingdom. I think this because Ghana was in a great place to trade. Trade increased so they started to tax every trader that came in.This way Ghana became rich and had lots of power.
I the most successful kingdom in west Africa was Mali.I think this because Mansa musa was one of the rulers and he took a pilgrimage to M ecca. He gave out gold for free and this made Africa look wealthy .
I think that Mali is the strongest. They gave so much gold that they ended up ruining some economizes.This really brought Africa to the map.
I agree with you, the Mali kingdom does sound the best. He gave gold out for free. Even though you lose a lot you gain a lot too.
I think that Ghana was the most successful empire because they became rich after trade increased. They were the ones who established the salt for gold trade. Ghana was placed in between the Sahara desert and vast forest.
I think that Mali was the best. They were the ones who showed the rest of the world how "wealthy" they were. Mansa Munsa showed everyone that they have a LOT of gold. Especially when he just gave a lot out for FREE. This helped improve trade.
In my opinion, Mali was the most successful west African kingdom. The biggest reason was Mansa Musa's pilgrimage to Mecca. He brought many people back to Mali whom significantly improved the way they did things. Also he let people know that there was a rich Kingdom below the Sahara desert. This brought much more trade to Mali. Ultimately, I think Mali was the most successful West African Kingdom.
I agree with you cooper. I agree. because he did do all of that stuff that would make him be better.
I agree with you too Cooper. Mansa Musa's pilgrimage brought wealth to the city of Mali. His pilgrimage brought traders to the city too. Even though I thought Ghana was successful, Mali also was successful too.
I agree with you Cooper because Mansa Musa really did help out the kingdom of Mali. That really helped helped them thrive
I totally agree with you cooper. The biggest reason WAS Mansa Musa's pilgrimage because he brought back to Mali many people with lots of useful specialities.
I agree with you cooper. Mansa Munsa hada huge impact in trade and other things by giving out gold and showing West Africa's wealth.
I think that Mali. He went through and gave out gold. He gave out salt and all that he wanted people to like him for.
I think Ghana was the most successful because everyone wanted gold.
Ghana had an abundance of gold and a scarcity of salt. There was a very high demand for gold because of it's low supply so everyone wanted it. Ghana on the other hand had a low supply of salt so there was a high demand.
I think Mali was the most successful because they held tax for traders twice. Also they had libraries, schools and mosques. The kingdom of Mali really thrived.
I think Mali was most successful because they made traders pay tax, coming in to the kingdom and traveling out. They also had many educational buildings and religious buildings like library's, schools, and mosques.
I agree with you Arianna that Mali was more successful. The collection of taxes from traders helped contribute to that success.
I think Mali was the most successful. Mansa Munsa gave out free gold and because of that he brought trade to West Africa. To enter Mali you had to pay a tax comin in and going out therefore this made them more wealthy.
I think Ghana because of the there gold. also because everybody needed and wanted gold to get salt.
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