This was a major deal if you were considered the greatest or even close to the greatest. The driving forces behind European Imperialism in Africa the different levels of success based off economics, product production, and its usefulness. The fact that because of imports and exports nations were able to obtain much more that they couldn’t have gotten before that time. The Tanganyika exported rubber, cotton, sisal, and coffee. Cotton and rubber were two huge things that now other colonies
Because the American economy was reliant on trading and doing business with other countries the more land we imperialised the easier it was to do business with counties on the other side of the world. With the spread of technology the colonies got railroads, phone lines, and dams. This helped their economy because they were now able to sell or trade goods easier. but also spread supplies throughout the region much better than any transportation technology they had before. In return of taking of land the us built better schools which meant there was better teaching and more successful people making new innovations.
France and Britain were the main conquer in African colonies, because there conqueror of land in Africa. Founded in document D African colonies and their exports. Economic factors were more of a driving force behind imperialism since the imperialists were in search of natural resources for improving technology and their national pride. The Europeans went to Africa because of their many resources and their quantities of gold, fur, and yarn all superior resources for the Europeans. Africa had dealt with European
If it weren’t for the context of industrialization, we would not be striving for the African land as there would be less reason too. If it weren’t for our ingrained superiority over the Congo natives, we not only wouldn’t have been able improve our lifestyle in terms of boosting our economy, but we would also be missing the opportunity of improving the living conditions of the natives. Moving forward, I believe that it is in the Belgian Empire’s best interest to imperialize even further. Despite already achieving much success, this does not mean there is not anymore room to achieve more. As Italy has lost its chance to colonize Ethiopia, it is our turn to step in.
This quote proves that times were Golden in Europe. If they had more farmland than they would have more food. If they had more food than they would have a bigger population. Another reason it could be considered a the Golden Era is because Ghana had an army that could protect traders, they worked hard, but they were safe and protected, and they had plenty to eat. “Ghana was a great military power in ancient times...Ghana charged a fee for their protection in gold and in salt and in other goods.
British vs. African Perspective on Imperialism Imperialism is the building of an empire through the expansion of power by diplomatic means and/or military force. The Europeans were searching for colonies in Africa during this time period and used their three motives for imperializing to accomplish this. The first reason imperialized natural resources. In doing this, the owner of the colony would gain resources such as diamonds, tin, gold, copper, and plants. Owning these resources would increase the wealth of the colony.
As European nations started to make their way to the Americas to broaden and expand their wealth and influence over the ‘New World.’ The first Europeans to explore and settle, this ‘New World’ were the Spanish. However, by the late 1600’s the English had successfully established a dominant presence on the Atlantic coast. Both the Spanish and the English desired to obtain ‘New World’ land for very similar reasons. They both desired silver and gold to add to their country’s vast wealth, as well as what the grains and plants of this ‘New World’ had to offer. When the Spanish arrived at the Americas prior to the English, the Spanish mainly wanted to explore this foreign land.
The manufacturers were faced with maintaining a high crop yield, but luckily the Caribbean islands provided an ideal location for growing cane sugar. Once plantations were constructed yet another issue confronted the owners, cheap labor. For the plantations to produce large enough quantities of sugar to fulfill the demand, many slaves were necessary; thus, a successful slave industry arose with the aid of these wealthy entrepreneurs who hoped to own successful plantations. The absentee owners in England, Spain, and France became increasingly wealthy as the demand and industry for sugar
Even though the machine would help the slaves work, they were needed to grow and pick the cotton now that the cotton was such a huge producer. Slaves were a main part of the South, and now that the Cotton Gin was in effect more slaves could not be freed. In fact, plantation owners began to move to larger plantations where they would need even more slaves. Southern farmers did not want to have to go out in the field and do the work that they could buy slaves to do for them. However, the Cotton Gin was a success in the South because it increased the population, and helped the production of Cotton become stronger.
The effect of the atlantic slave trade on the textile industry was great. Slave labor made it easier and faster to make and ship goods off to their destinations for little or no money out of pocket. As a result, the textile industry began to flourish with income. The Industrial revolution on the other hand produced a hefty amount of profit in this period of time. This not only had an enormous impact on the textile industry, it also brought money to all the other industries as
Between 300th century and 1400th century, the most powerful African kingdoms had achieved great goals, such as developing a trade system. The empires in Africa had a solid economy which was supported by their trade. Before the Europeans arrived, these empires had hierarchies and roles in society, which helped the trade system flourish. Some achievements Africa accomplished included trade, wealth, and a complex society. One way to recognize a thriving kingdom is to look at its trade and economy.
The Columbian Exchange was the process of exchanging animals, agriculture, and diseases. The most important change that I believe occurred was the agriculture exchange. The old world introduced more tropical fruits than what was available as well as grains. They brought over cash crops such as sugar and coffee beans because in Europe those were the crops that were priced the highest. In fact, it was so lucrative to grow sugar in the Carribean, they imported all of their food out so they had more room to grow it.
When the people bought somethings it boosted the profits of the economy and it got stronger and stronger ( DOC 4 ). Government, religion, and economy are some of a few reasons why the pre-columbian civilization are somewhat advanced. Because the government helped the civilization maintain a civil civilization. Religion they had their crazy beliefs on how to treat their civilization on what they believed. Last but not least trading and markets help them become successful.
To make books in the first century, you had to individual press on each letter or word. This took time and precision, making books very rare. Africa owned this rare commodity as shown in Document 5, “Various manuscripts and written books are brought here … and sold for more money than other merchandise.” These books resulted in various learned men, that represented a strong culture. This culture is what made the continent so successful before the arrival of the Europeans. Having many achievements in economics, politics and culture the African was a very successful country.
The solution, slaves. The more slaves the more sugar that could be produced was the idea that most plantation owners had. These slaves were owned by wealthy British men. The rich men had enough money to buy lots of slaves and produce lots of sugar. This brings back the main idea because none of the sugar could have been produced without any of the labor.