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 Form 2 History and Government Online Lessons on Trade

Reasons for the decline of the Trans-Saharan trade by 15th Century
a) Exhaustion of the salt and gold minefields as well as other like ivory.
b) Increased political instability in the region due to so many wars of conquest.
c) The desert conditions e.g. harsh weather, dangerous insects.
d) Moroccan invasion of western Sudan in the 16th century undermined the trade.

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