Africa and Atlantic World
By: Amela Pjetrovic and Kate Perlioni
1. Describe the social effects of the slave trade.
2. Describe the political effects of the slave trade.
The slave trade was very important and a vital factor to the economic development of European nations. However, in Africa, the slave trade caused major political instability. It lead to Africa's legal institutions completely crumbling, which contributes to the underdevelopment of Africa in the modern world. Violence in Africa was driven by the slave trade, as several African people got involved and fought in wars that didn't pertain them at all.