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1870s: A significant part of what is now Ghana is ruled as a colony by Great Britain, with minimal input from local people. There are attacks to keep trade routes open in the interior of the future country.

1970: Ghana is politically unstable, just three years after a coup replaced President Nkrumah.

Today: Ghana is more politically stable under the long-term leadership of Jerry Rawlings. While there are accusations of governmental corruption, Rawlings remains above the fray.

1870s: The coastal areas of what would become Ghana are the most developed because they are the focus of trade. Urban areas are just developing.

1970: About twenty-eight percent of the country lives in an urban environment, with most urban areas found along the coast.

Today: More than a third of Ghanaians live in an urban environment.

1870s: Women are primarily childbearers, though they also work as farmers and sell fish and...

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