European Warefare

In the 16th and 17th century, the art of war in Angola, Africa changed immensely.The word "art" is used to describe the way in which soldiers fought and the strategies and items used in fighting.The changes in the art of war were both reactions to opponents and adjustments based on new weapons and strategies.Africa was a less developed nation than many of the countries in Europe at this time.Europeans created their own advantages during this time to become a heavy-weight in the department of war.This extremely affected the changes in Angolan strategy and warfare.
Before the inventions of heavy artillery and weapons of mass destruction, armies were said to win wars based on heart and strength of mind.That theory began to change in the 16th century when Europeans entered Africa.The Europeans entered Africa as allies to many African groups like the Kingdom of Kongo.Europeans aided the Kingdom of Kongo in the defeat of rebels in 1491.This war was followed by three other wars where Europeans aided the Africans in defeating rebels and invaders.However, it was not long before the Europeans began to want power over their once allies.
For so many years, the Europeans felt that they were not a powerhouse when it came to war because the Spanish had dominated for so many years.The Europeans were tired of being second rate so they decided to form new techniques for war not based on strength and skill, which is what the Spaniards excelled in, but on weapons and new strategies.Even thought the Europeans were not a dominant world figure at this time, with the increasing success of their new form of war, the spread of these new techniques, and the spread of their success, they gradually became someone to reckon with.
There is inadequate documentation about the effects European warfare had on the African armies.Because they had been allies before, it is easy to believe that the Europeans had shared some ide…