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Mock Berlin Conference Territories
Egypt Mostly desert Has a small area that is extremely fertile Holds the Suez canal, an extremely important trading passage Ruled by Muhammad Ali (not the boxer) Ali has unified Egypt into a strong country and will take a lot of armies to conquer.
East Africa A good amount of diamonds and gold An important trade route between the Arabian Peninsula and Africa The southern portion holds the Zulu, a warrior tribe of Africa that will take a small amount of armies to take over.
Madagascar An island off the east coast of Africa Holds a moderate amount of timber, gold, and diamonds. A decent stopping point for traders from Europe No human inhabitants. Does not require a military
South Africa The most Diamonds and Gold in all Africa are here. Fairly good trading port that can be used instead of the Suez Canal. Held by the Boers. They are unwilling to compromise and will have to be removed. They are a bunch of Dutch farmers and have no military training.
The Congo A jungle wasteland where there are no gold or diamonds. The trees are unsuitable for lumber. A huge population of wildlife in the entire region. A small coastline connected to a river Held by a large population of hostile natives that would be extremely difficult to remove from the jungle.
Southwest Africa Was used primarily to extract slaves. However the slave trade has declined since its abolishment in the U.S. Still holds some gold and diamonds The trade infrastructure is still intact and is a decent stopping place for traders Since so many slaves were taken from here, only small force is needed to take the entire region.
Saharan Africa A desert wasteland No foreseeable resources Traders coming through here often die from starvation or thirst Takes 0 armies to conquer it.
The Gold Coast As its name would imply, there is a wealth of gold in the region. Great trading point for those going to South Africa. The docile natives can be taken by a small military force.
West Africa Home of Timbuktu, a place that houses the earliest university. Small pockets of gold in the region Small coastline where trade takes place Docile natives, only needs a small force to take it.
Northwest Africa Very few natural resources A moderately used trading route Mostly unpopulated and can be taken with even a small force
Strait of Gibraltar Very few natural resources THE most important trading route in all of Africa. Those who own this strait control trade from the Mediterranean Sea to the rest of Europe and North America. Because of how close it is, Spain currently holds this valuable property but it can be taken from them by force or through negotiation.
North Africa Some natural resources such as gold. A very important area for trade. It governs much of the trade that happens along the Mediterranean Sea. Because of how close it is, Italy currently holds this valuable property, but it can be taken from them by force or through negotiation.