Reasons for the Rise of the Mutapa State

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Reasons for the Rise of the Mutapa State

A map of the Mutapa Kingdom/ Stae made by the Early Portoguese. Image credit MediaWiki

A map of the Mutapa Kingdom/ Stae made by the Early Portoguese. Image credit MediaWiki

ZIMSEC History O Level Notes: The Mutapa State: Reasons for the Rise of the Mutapa State

  • The following reasons can be used to account for the rise and expansion of the Mutapa state:
  1. Scarcity of reasons such as salt, pastures etc at Great Zimbabwe
  2. The Rise of militaristic and ambitious leaders such as Mutota.
  3. The Abundance of salt in the Dande-Chidinma area.
  4. The leadership disputes at Great Zimbabwe.
  5. Population pressure at Great Zimbabwe.
  6. The need to control the trade with the East Coast.
  7. Availability of hunting grounds in the Mutapa state.
  8. The eventual fall of the Great Zimbabwe State.

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By | 2017-01-17T11:17:33+00:00 September 26th, 2015|Notes, O Level History Notes, Ordinary Level Notes|0 Comments

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