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  Ghana (10/07)
In 1844, Fanti chiefs in the area signed an agreement with the British that became the legal steppingstone to colonial status for the coastal area.
British Togoland, the fourth territorial element eventually to form the nation, was part of a former German colony administered by the United Kingdom from Accra as a League of Nations mandate after 1922.
The British Government stated it would agree to a firm date for independence if a reasonable majority for such a step were obtained in the Gold Coast Legislative Assembly after a general election.
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  Togoland. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In Aug., 1914, British and French forces easily captured Togoland from the Germans in the first Allied victory of World War I. In 1922, the League of Nations divided the region into two mandates, one French and the other British, and in 1946 the mandates became trust territories of the United Nations.
French Togoland was administered as a separate unit (except between 1934 and 1937, when it was joined with Dahomey), and in 1960 it became independent as the Republic of Togo.
British Togoland, made up of W Togoland, was administered as part of the British Gold Coast colony and protectorate and in 1957 became part of the independent state of Ghana.
www.bartleby.com /65/to/Togoland.html   (366 words)

  
 British West Africa - Search Results - MSN Encarta
British Africa consists of British East Africa, comprising Kenya, Tanganyika, Uganda, and Zanzibar; British West Africa, comprising Nigeria, Gambia, Sierra Leone, Gold Coast, and the trusteeship territories of the Cameroons and Togoland; British Central Africa, comprising Northern and Southern...
British Africa is divided into British East Africa, including Kenya Colony and Protectorate, the Uganda Protectorate, the island of Zanzibar, and Tanganyika, a UN trusteeship territory; British West Africa, including the Nigeria, Gambia, and Sierra Leone colonies and protectorates, and the Gold...
British West Africa is comprised of the Federation of Nigeria, the Gold Coast, Sierra Leone, and Gambia, each of which is separately administered.
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 sociology - British Empire
The overseas British Empire — in the sense of British oceanic exploration and settlement outside of Europe and the British Isles — was rooted in the pioneering maritime policies of King Henry VII, who reigned 1485–1509.
The British Empire first took shape during the early 17th century, with the English settlement of the eastern colonies of North America, which would later become the original United States as well as Canada's Atlantic provinces, and the colonisation of the smaller islands of the Caribbean such as Jamaica and Barbados.
British withdrawal from the southern and eastern parts of Africa was complicated by the region's white settler populations: Kenya had already provided an example in the Mau Mau Uprising of violent conflict exacerbated by white landownership and reluctance to concede majority rule.
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 www.ghana.co.uk - History & Culture
The majority of the politicized population, stirred in the postwar years by outspoken newspapers, was separated from both the tribal chiefs and the Anglophile elite nearly as much as from the British by economic, social, and educational factors.
The British trusteeship, the western portion of the former German colony, had been linked to the Gold Coast since 1919 and was represented in its parliament.
A clear majority of British Togoland inhabitants voted in favor of union with their western neighbors, and the area was absorbed into the Gold Coast.
www.ghana.co.uk /history/history/independance.htm   (1510 words)

  
 Togo HISTORY
In a provisional arrangement, the British took the coastal area and the railways, and the French assumed control of the interior.
Its resolution was difficult not only because of the resistance of the British and French governments to the Ewe demands, but also because both the Ewe and non-Ewe of the two Togolands were deeply divided on the form self-determination should take.
The problem was partially resolved by a plebiscite held in British Togoland on 9 May 1956 under UN supervision.
www.nationsencyclopedia.com /Africa/Togo-HISTORY.html   (1996 words)

  
 History of Ghana   (Site not responding. Last check: )
British Togoland, the fourth territorial element eventually to form the nation, was part of a former German colony administered by the United Kingdom from Accra as a League of Nations mandate after 1922.
In December 1946, British Togoland became a UN Trust Territory, and in 1957, following a 1956 plebiscite, the United Nations agreed that the territory would become part of Ghana when the Gold Coast achieved independence.
The British Government stated it would agree to a firm date for independence if a reasonable majority for such a step were obtained in the Gold Coast Legislative Assembly after a general election.
www.historyofnations.net /africa/ghana.html   (1969 words)

  
 British Togoland in TutorGig Encyclopedia
'British Togoland' was a League of Nations Class B mandate in Africa, formed by the splitting of German protectorate Togoland into French Togoland and British Togoland.
During the mandate and trusteeship periods, British Togoland was administered as part of the adjoining territory of the Gold Coast, under the name of Trans-Volta Togo (TVT).
In response, in December 1955, the UN General Assembly passed a resolution advising the British government to hold a plebiscite on the future of British Togoland.
www.tutorgig.com /ed/British_Togoland   (280 words)

  
 Comparative Criminology | Africa - Ghana
As in British law, habeas corpus is allowed, and the courts are authorized to release suspects on bail.
This code is founded on British common law, doctrines of equity, and general statutes which were in force in Britain in 1874, as amended by subsequent Ghanaian ordinances.
In 1876 the British reorganized this unit into the Gold Coast Constabulary, which was divided into two forces in 1901, with the paramilitary mission assigned to the Gold Coast Regiment and the police functions given to the Gold Coast Police Force.
www-rohan.sdsu.edu /faculty/rwinslow/africa/ghana.html   (11502 words)

  
 Columbia Encyclopedia- Ghana - AOL Research & Learn
Modern Ghana comprises the former British colony of the Gold Coast and the former mandated territory of British Togoland.
In 1874 the British defeated Ashanti and organized the coastal region as the colony of the Gold Coast.
There was fighting between British and Ashanti again in 1896, and in 1901 the British made the kingdom a colony.
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 Background Info | Togo Travel Information | Lonely Planet Destination Guide   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Togo was split between the British and the French by League of Nations mandates after the war.
The Ewé, by contrast, were divided with the dissection of Togoland, and political groups on both sides began to agitate for reunification.
Hopes for unity were dashed when British Togoland voted to be incorporated into Ghana, then on the brink of independence.
www.lonelyplanet.com /worldguide/destinations/africa/togo/essential?a=culture   (993 words)

  
 Travel in Lome Togo - History
For the next 200 years, the coastal region was a major raiding center for Europeans in search of slaves, earning Togo and the surrounding region the name "the Slave Coast." In a 1884 treaty signed at Togoville, Germany declared a protectorate over a stretch of territory along the coast and gradually extended its control inland.
In 1914, German Togoland was invaded by French and British forces and fell after a brief resistance.
In 1957, the residents of British Togoland voted to join the Gold Coast as part of Ghana.
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 Togo   (Site not responding. Last check: )
British and French forces invaded Togo on 12 August 1914 and the German administration surrendered on 26 August 1914.
In 1922 Togo was partitioned, the Western part or Togoland was administered by Britain with Gold Coast, the East by France as Togo.
the British Togoland) a mandated territory in 1922, the northern section was administered as part of the Northern Territories of the Gold Coast, and the southern section as part of the Eastern Province of the Gold Coast Colony.
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 MAR | Data | Chronology for Kabre in Togo   (Site not responding. Last check: )
British Togoland was administered in a similar way to the rest of the Gold Coast.
British Togoland voted to join Ghana and the problem of Ewe irredentism remained.
Despite the plebiscite in British Togoland, Olympio demanded the unification of British and French Togoland.
www.cidcm.umd.edu /inscr/mar/chronology.asp?groupId=46102   (4018 words)

  
 British Empire: The Map Room: Africa: British Togoland
Originally a German colony, the British and French invaded the colony at the outbreak of World War One and quickly subdued it.
British Togoland was administered from the neighbouring colony of Gold Coast.
In fact, after a 1956 plebiscite, British Togoland was amalgamated with the Gold Coast colony at Independence in 1957.
www.britishempire.co.uk /maproom/britishtogoland.htm   (81 words)

  
 Untitled Document
In 1902, the British annexed Ashanti and Northern territories.
Later, Britain declared Ashanti, Northern territories protectorate and the territory of Togoland (it was mandated to the British after World War One) which were known geographically as "The Gold Coast," a crown colony.
The British government agreed to a firm date for independence when a majority of British Togoland residents voted for unification with an independent Gold Coast.
www.thenagain.info /WebChron/Africa/Ghana.html   (613 words)

  
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In the area that eventually became Ghana, the British attacked the Asante capital, Kumasi, in 1874 and proclaimed the area a colony, Gold Coast.
In 1881, for instance, the British sheltered a fugitive from the Asantehene (the Asante "king").
British administrators remunerated chiefs with a percentage of the sitting fees and fines imposed in the tribunals.
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 History of Togo   (Site not responding. Last check: )
For the next 200 years, the coastal region was a major raiding center for Europeans in search of slaves, earning Togo and the surrounding region the name "The Slave Coast." In an 1884 treaty signed at Togoville, Germany declared a protectorate over a stretch of territory along the coast and gradually extended its control inland.
In 1914, Togoland was invaded by French and British forces and fell after brief resistance.
In 1957, the residents of British Togoland voted to join the Gold Coast as part of the new independent nation of Ghana.
www.historyofnations.net /africa/togo.html   (2285 words)

  
 A short history of Togo   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Since the fifteenth century European powers settle at the coast: the Portuguese in the fifteenth century, the Danish in the seventeenth century, followed by the British and the French.
Togo becomes a League of Nations mandate in 1922, partly administered by Britain (British Togoland) and partly by France.
In 1957 the residents of British Togoland vote to join the Gold Coast as part of independent Ghana.
www.electionworld.org /history/togo.htm   (537 words)

  
 British togoland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Start the British togoland article or add a request for it.
Look for "British togoland" in Wiktionary, our sister dictionary project.
Look for "British togoland" in the Wikimedia Commons, our repository for free images, music, sound, and video.
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 SLAVE TRADE
Togoland and Cameroon were divided among the British and French.
British policy in such territories aimed at safeguarding the interest of native and non-white immigrants with a system based on the political and economic dominance of the white minorities.
The British sought to entrench certain clauses in the constitutions of these countries to safeguard the rights of the natives as they moved towards self-rule.
www.geography.ccsu.edu /kyem/GEOG466_Africa/Slave_Trade_AfricaPartition.htm   (2085 words)

  
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However, in 1919 the League of Nations decided to divide the administration of Togoland between the British, who received control of the western third of the country, and the French who controlled the eastern two thirds.
However, in a plebiscite in 1956 British Togoland voted to join Ghana, which was on the brink of independence.
French Togoland meanwhile became an autonomous republic with a prime minister and 4 years later was granted complete independence with the appointment of its first president.
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 Ghana Demographics and Geography - Columbia Gazetteer of the World Online
British and Ashanti again in 1896, and in 1901 the British made their kingdom a colony.
In the same year the Northern Territories, a region N of Ashanti, were declared a British protectorate.
At the same time the people of British Togoland chose by plebiscite to become part of Ghana.
www.columbiagazetteer.org /public/Ghana.html   (1156 words)

  
 CARE - Virtual Field Trip - Ghana - Country Background
The Danes (1850) and Dutch (1872) withdrew in the face of expansionist activities by the Ashanti kingdom; the British, however, remained and allied themselves with the Fanti states against Ashanti.
In 1874 the British defeated the Ashanti kingdom and organized the coastal region as the colony of the Gold Coast.
After World War I, part of the German colony of Togoland was mandated to the British, who linked it administratively with the Gold Coast colony.
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 ARGENTINA
In 1914, Togo was occupied by French and British forces.
Togo was split between the British and the French by the League of Nations mandates after
Togoland, and political groups on both sides began to agitate for reunification.
www.ag.ohio-state.edu /~ockint/countries/Togo.htm   (2053 words)

  
 FACT SHEET: The Republic of Ghana at a Glance   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In 1902, the British succeeded in establishing firm control over the Ashanti region and making the northern territories a protectorate.
In December 1946, British Togoland became a United Nations Trust Territory.
Formed from the merger of the British colony of the Gold Coast and the Togoland trust territory, Ghana in 1957 became the first country in colonial Africa to gain its independence.
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 Africa Microforms in University of Missouri Special Collections
The early reports on the British trusteeship of Togoland were issued by the governor of the Gold Coast.
British Togoland eventually joined with the Gold Coast to form the independent nation of Ghana.
The British Colonial Office reports cover administrative concerns, such as international relations, finance, taxation, trade statistics, the court system, police, prisons, defense, arms, social conditions, labor, religion, education, public health, land tenure, forestry, agriculture, and mines.
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 Snapshot, Africa: Togo
Still in 1914, Togo was occupied by French and British forces.
Togo was split between the British and the French by League of Nations mandates after World War I ended in 1918.
After the expiration of the French-administered UN trusteeship on April 27, 1960, the French side declared its independence, with French Togoland becoming Togo.
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 Historical Country Names
British North Borneo, former British protectorate and crown colony, occupies the northern tip of the island of Borneo.
Straits Settlements (British Settlements on the Malay Peninsula at the Strait of Malacca: Penang, Malacca, and Singapore.)
British West Indies - the colonies of the British in the Caribbean:
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At the end of World War II, the British Colonial Office envisioned substantial British investments in the socioeconomic development of British Africa to address widespread conditions of poverty, disease, and illiteracy.
Confidential U.S. State Department Central Files: British Africa, 1945–1959, documents the postwar drama during which passions and demands for independence grew in British Africa, due in part to Britain’s policies.
The State Department also monitored racial divisions and discrimination, the pan-African movement, communism, political changes and reforms, labor problems, tribalism, immigration, religious differences in Kenya, mining and export of diamonds and metals in Tanganyika and Sierra Leone, literacy programs, food shortages in the Eastern Sudan, and more.
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