Ch 28: Nigeria's Government

About This Chapter

Study the history, structure and current issues regarding the government of Nigeria by watching these short video lessons. Each lesson features a quiz that you can use to make sure you understand the material presented in the videos.

Nigeria's Government - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

Nigeria has had a rocky road on its way to government and economic stability. In this chapter, we'll look at events that shaped the country during the period of European colonization, as well as how the African continent evolved after World War II. Subject experts teach these short and engaging lessons and can answer any questions you have about the material. You'll gain an understanding of Nigeria today through lessons on:

  • What the Berlin Conference established
  • How Africa changed after World War II
  • Population diversity and its impact on Nigeria
  • Nigerian dictators
  • Why the Nigerian economy has problems
  • How democracy is being established in Nigeria

VideoObjective
The Colonization of Africa & the Berlin Conference: Definition & PurposeEuropean settlement of Africa in the 19th and 20th centuries, the Berlin Conference and long-lasting consequences.
Changes in Africa After World War IIHow Africa evolved after World War II, the end of the colonial period and new countries.
Decolonization and Nationalism in Israel, Egypt, Africa & Algeria The creation of the nation of Israel and changes in Egypt, Algeria and other parts of Africa.
How Population Diversity Has Impacted NigeriaThe demographics of Nigeria's residents and its effect on the country.
Nigeria's Economic System & Lack of Economic GrowthNigeria's economic system and why prosperity has been slow in coming.
Nigeria's Dictators & Their Impact on the CountryOverview of Nigeria's dictators, their rise to power and the impact they've had on the country.
Nigeria's Difficult Journey Toward DemocracyStruggles in Nigerian government, including a look at several republics, military coups and dictatorships.

7 Lessons in Chapter 28: Nigeria's Government
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The Colonization of Africa & the Berlin Conference: Definition & Purpose

1. The Colonization of Africa & the Berlin Conference: Definition & Purpose

This lesson will explore the 19th and 20th century colonization of Africa, which forever changed the political landscape of the continent. In doing so, it will highlight the Berlin Conference and the Principle of Effectivity.

Changes in Africa After World War II

2. Changes in Africa After World War II

In this lesson, we will examine changes in Africa following World War II. We will discover what factors led to decolonization in the wake of World War II, and we will highlight the central themes surrounding African independence movements.

Decolonization and Nationalism in Israel, Egypt, Africa & Algeria

3. Decolonization and Nationalism in Israel, Egypt, Africa & Algeria

In this lesson, we explore the concepts of nationalism and national self-determination and how they affected the decolonization of the Middle East and Africa in the second half of the 20th century.

How Population Diversity Has Impacted Nigeria

4. How Population Diversity Has Impacted Nigeria

Few countries have the linguistic and ethnic diversity of Nigeria. Throw in the fact that the country has significant oil reserves and differences of religion, and there is a real set of problems for any government.

Nigeria's Economic System & Lack of Economic Growth

5. Nigeria's Economic System & Lack of Economic Growth

Nigeria has had many struggles with its economy in the last several decades. In this lesson, you'll learn about the 'resource curse': the government corruption and violence that has plagued the country.

Nigeria's Dictators & Their Impact on the Country

6. Nigeria's Dictators & Their Impact on the Country

The nation of Nigeria has struggled with democracy since their independence, but they are recovering today. Explore the legacies of almost half a century of military dictators, and test your understanding with a brief quiz.

Nigeria's Difficult Journey Toward Democracy

7. Nigeria's Difficult Journey Toward Democracy

Despite having been independent for more than half a century, Nigeria has only recently become truly democratic. In this lesson, we examine Nigeria's often bumpy journey towards democracy.

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