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Which was the most important way the transatlantic slave trade affected African nations?


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March 16, 2010 6:18PM

The slave trade brought ruin to West Africa. As traders captured slaves for the Americas, entire villages disappeared. Firearms and alcohol spread across the continent. Tribes turned against other tribes as the once-fabled empires faded into history.

The old African Empires crumbled due to warring.

Fighting between Africans destroyed societies.