1. The economy of the Ashanti Empire was mainly based on the trade of gold and slaves as well as agriculture, craft work and trade with markets up North.
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6. Predominant fauna or food rich wildlife and animal species encountered in the Ashanti Empire were the hen, sheep, goat, duck, turkey, rabbit, guinea fowl, fish, and the porcupine which became the national emblem of the state, as well as about thirty multipurpose flora species of trees and shrubs and over thirty-five ornamental plants which beautified the environs of Ashanti.
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11. In 1814 the Ashanti Empire launched an invasion of the Gold Coast, largely to gain access to European traders.
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