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Nigeria's fight for independence from Great Britain

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on 28 April 2011

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Transcript of Nigeria's fight for independence from Great Britain

Nigeria's fight for independence When/Where did the war for Nigeria's Indepedencetake palce? Great Britain had actually gave nigeria its independence in 1960. The war was the culmination of an uneasy peace and stability that had plagued the Nation from it's independence in 1960. The nigerian civil war better know as the (Biafran War) for Nigeria's Independence took palce in July 6, 1967 in Nigeria. This newly created county contianed a multiplicty of diverse ethnic groups that were which involved in this civil war. These ethnic groups were..... Hausa of the north The Yoruba of the south west Igbo of the south east What were the causes of the civil war for Nigeria's Independence? The civil war for Nigeria's Independence was caused by the result of economic, ethnic, cultural and religious tensions among the various peoples of Nigeria. Like many other African nations, Nigeria was an artificial structure initiated by the British which had neglected to consider religious, linguistic, and ethnic differences. Works Cited:
1.) Atofarati, Abubakar. the nigerian civil war causes, strategies and lessons learnt. Editors n/a .August 13.2008.
2.)History of Nigeria. 1998.(web).4/21/2011.
3.)Nigeria:history.2007.(web).4/21/2011

Key terms:
1.)marginalization-to place in a position of marginal importance, influence, or power: the government's attempts to marginalize criticism and restore public confidence.
2.)calamity-grievous affliction; adversity; misery: the calamity of war.
3.)reprisals-an act or instance of retaliation.
4.)impetus-the momentum of a moving body, especially with reference to the cause of motion.
5.)linguistic-of or relating to language.
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