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  • Geography
  • Society
  • Ok sure!
  •  Will you trade that amulet for the salt casket I have?
  • Government
  • Mali, being located beside the Niger river, influenced the production of agriculture. The Niger river provided them with an adequate source of food, water, and transportation. Mali also suffered frequent droughts due to high temperatures.
  • Culture & Religion
  • Society in Mali was very different from other countries. Jobs included fishing and agriculture with trading with salt being very popular, and consequently expanding the empire.
  • Economy
  • Mali was an empire, meaning it was ruled by one man. One of the most famous rules of Mali was Sundiata, and Mansa Musa. Mansa Musa being the one of the richest men in history he was able to bribe with his riches. Unfortunately, slaves were very popular during this time so Mali had many slaves, some even possessing golden staff.
  • Class Hierarchy
  • This is what a rulers household would have looked like, I.E. Mansa Musa I.
  • The Mali Empire had many different cultural groups, using language, ideology, and culture to expand it's empire. Some cultures included Dogon and Bambara. Mali had no fixed religion.
  • Mansa Musa I, being Mali's greatest ruler at the time, ruled for 25 years until his inevitable death in 1337. The throne was then taken by his son Maghan I, which then Mali eventually fell due to his sons not being able to hold the empire together (Invading forces & Internal Disputes).
  • به مالزی خوش آمدید
  • The class hierarchy of Mali from highest to lowest would have been Rulers, Nobles, Judges & Administrators, Artisans and Farmers, and then Slaves.
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