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By H. Fuller

Ghana has continuously held a place of primacy within the African political and old mind's eye, due in no small half to the indelible effect left president Kwame Nkrumah. This examine examines the symbolic recommendations he used to build the Ghanaian nation via forex, stamps, museums, flags, and different public icons.

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Hargreaves, F. Ansprenger, and F. Furedi have pinned the decline of European (mainly British) imperialism after the Second World War on the emergence and agitations of Third World and African nationalists on the ground. 19 African/Third World nationalism has also figured prominently in the “ethnic” versus “civic” nationalism debates, which consider the role of class and ethnic tensions, rivalries, and conflicts between traditional political forms of organization and that of the modern political nationstate in shaping the political landscapes of particular countries.

Newspapers require basic literacy to be understood, and not everyone had a radio or television set at home. However, the national currencies on which Nkrumah’s likeness was minted (discussed in chapter 4) were more visible and accessible to the national populace, and anyone who traveled through a major city such as Accra or Kumasi would have observed Nkrumah’s statues erected in front of prominent government buildings (see chapter 6). Hess also mentions other tools of state propaganda used by the CPP administration to advance a visual of a prosperous nation led by Nkrumah.

Furedi have pinned the decline of European (mainly British) imperialism after the Second World War on the emergence and agitations of Third World and African nationalists on the ground. 19 African/Third World nationalism has also figured prominently in the “ethnic” versus “civic” nationalism debates, which consider the role of class and ethnic tensions, rivalries, and conflicts between traditional political forms of organization and that of the modern political nationstate in shaping the political landscapes of particular countries.

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