1. "Map of African politico-tribal units circa 1844 by Swedish artist Nikolaj Cyon"

    This map shows how Africa may have looked like if it had not been colonized.

    Have you ever wondered how Africa would have looked like if it had not been colonized by Europeans? The map below of African politico-tribal units circa 1844 by Swedish artist Nikolaj Cyon shows how Africa was in pre-colonial times.

    For additional reading, check out Cyon’s presentation on the map and Rachel Strohm’s article on ‘The colonization counterfactual‘.

    Please note although useful this map is still a under representation of the many kingdoms, states and ethnic groups that existed/exists on the continent.

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