"Racial understanding, racial sympathy, is the key to permanent WORLD PEACE." – J.A. Rogers, Sex & Race Vol. 1 (1952)
“Forced to defend themselves against raids and eager to break the coastal monopoly on the import of European goods, notably firearms, the Fons of Dahomey broke through in the sea in 1724. They became a power with whom the Europeans had to reckon and soon learned to respect.”
Source: Archibald Dazell. History of Dahomey. pg. 69. 1783.