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The Silk road and Gold for Salt trade

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brandon moore

on 9 November 2014

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The Silk road and Gold for Salt Trade
There were many kingdoms along the west coast of Africa. One of the most famous and the one I will be talking about is was the ancient kingdom of Ghana. This is because Ghana handled the trade between traders to the north and traders to the south. The north had salt mines. The south had gold. Ghana was the middle, and had a very strong army. Ghana set up the rules of trade. The kingdom of Ghana did not have gold mines or salt mines, but Ghana got rich handling the trade of gold for salt.
The gold for salt trade was somewhere between a ounce of gold for a ounce of salt. The reason salt was so valuable was because it was used for preservatives and spices it was new and uncommon in some places.
Gold for Salt trade and Background Information
After a while, word reached the east coast of Africa about the riches to the west. but the king of Ghana was smart.He wanted to protect his people from the foreigners. He was concerned about invasion. No one knew these people. First, the king charged these new traders a tax. People had to pay a tax to enter Ghana, and a tax to leave Ghana. Ghana's army kept the trade routes protected from bandits. This system worked for everyone. The traders had no choice but to trade through Ghana and pay the tax. This tax helped to make Ghana even more rich than she was already.
Gold for Salt trade how Ghana took advantage
The Silk Road is a historically important international trade route between China and the Mediterranean. Because silk comprised a large proportion of trade along this road, in 1877, it was named "the Silk Road". The road is not only an ancient international trade route, but also a cultural bridge liking the cultures of China, India, Persia, Arabia, Greek and Rome. It came from the time of Zhang Qian and opened up during the Han Dynasty, until the collapse of the Yuan Dynasty, it lasted for about 1,600 years.

The Silk Road
Both the Silk Road and Gold for Salt trade...
was used for trade
trade salt and gold
different cultures where introduced
bandits and heavens tried to disrupt it
was take advantage of by many people
made people rich
strengthened economies
where in ancient times
had a positive effect
made history
Similarities
Differences
The silk road and gold for salt trade where different because...
gold for salt was used by Africans
silk road was used by Asians and Chinese
gold for salt trade was used for only gold for salt
different time periods
more people used silk road
silk road went thought more countries
silk road lasted 1600 years
gold for salt trade benefited one party more than the other
By:Brandon Moore
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