Council of Commerce




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Council of:
Arts
Commerce
Knowledge
Religious Faith
Transportatio
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M
ansa Musa,
Benevolent Ruler of Mali
and
Obedient Servant of
Allah,
does decree that...
  • You will be responsible for selecting African trade goods, products and technologies that can be offered as gifts and incentives for future trade.
  • You will determine what trade goods from the Middle East, Asia and Europe you would like to have come into the Empire of Mali.
  • You will learn about existing trade routes in the Middle East, Asia, Africa and Europe and become knowledgeable about the trade goods that travel along these routes.
  • At various times you will need to confer with other councilors such as the Councilor of Transportation , to discuss trade routes and modes of transportation to export and import trade goods in the Empire of Mali.
  • You will make recommendations on:
    • what trade routes to use,
    • what cities and countries will trade with us,
    • what we should trade,
    • what trade goods we will get in return.
  • You will also be charged with assessing the short-term and long-term impact of this journey on the future of the Empire of Mali.
  • Along with other members of the Council of Commerce, you will
    make a full report to your monarch and the court.