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European Imperialism In Africa

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Published on March 26, 2008

Author: rhalter

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European Imperialism in Africa Why did Europeans have an interest in Africa?

Economic Africa was a new market for manufactured goods that could be sold for high prices Africa was also a source of raw materials that could be manufactured

Africa was a new market for manufactured goods that could be sold for high prices

Africa was also a source of raw materials that could be manufactured

Military European countries could now control strategic waterways in Africa, such as the Suez Canal

European countries could now control strategic waterways in Africa, such as the Suez Canal

Social Their was a “push” to civilize Africa with a white man’s culture through religion (Christianity), and social customs

Their was a “push” to civilize Africa with a white man’s culture through religion (Christianity), and social customs

Power and Prestige The more territory you controlled, the more powerful your country would be

The more territory you controlled, the more powerful your country would be

Positive Effects European nutrition and medicine increased the life span of Africans, this led to the growth of the population Europeans introduced modern transportation and communication systems, such as telegraphs, telephones, and railroads A small minority of Africans received improved education and greater economic opportunities

European nutrition and medicine increased the life span of Africans, this led to the growth of the population

Europeans introduced modern transportation and communication systems, such as telegraphs, telephones, and railroads

A small minority of Africans received improved education and greater economic opportunities

Negative Effects European domination led to the erosion of traditional African Values and destroyed many existing social relationships African people were treated as inferior to the Europeans (ethnocentrism). They had to work long hours for little pay. Europeans divided up Africa with no respect for tribal, ethnic, or cultural boundaries. These divisions have led to ongoing clashes in many African countries (tribal warfare).

European domination led to the erosion of traditional African Values and destroyed many existing social relationships

African people were treated as inferior to the Europeans (ethnocentrism). They had to work long hours for little pay.

Europeans divided up Africa with no respect for tribal, ethnic, or cultural boundaries. These divisions have led to ongoing clashes in many African countries (tribal warfare).

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