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 Form 3 History and Government Lessons on Colonial Administration

Colonial administration: difference between direct rule and indirect rule

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The methods mainly used by the British to administer their colonies were
1. Direct rule.
2. Indirect rule.
Difference between direct rule and indirect rule.
-Indirect rule was a system under which the British recognized the existing African political system and used it to rule over the colonies.
-Direct rule was a system where the Europeans/the British entrenched themselves in the direct administration of their colonies. Indigenous
political and administrative institutions and leaders are replaced with European systems.