During the period of imperialism many wars have witnessed. Most of these wars have been caused by attacks of white races upon so- called “lower races.” Imperialism is when a stronger ,more powerful country takes over a weaker country. The united States and Asia are a big example of imperialism because they have taken over Africa . Imperialism impacted the African continent in several ways including exploitation of resources, and loss of independence, slavery, disunity among Africans. First of all , Exploitation of resources was one of the negative ways imperialism impacted Africa .
Africa is typically thought of as being a continent full of violence and revolution. This concept may have originated from the poor treatment of Africans by the rest of the world through colonization, forced labor in Africa, and the enslaving of Africans in other regions of the world. The danger and violence that stemmed from many countries gaining independence and experiencing political upheaval has been thwarted by peacekeeping efforts from outside agencies, like the United Nations. Africa has had a violent past, but only because of the exploitation by the Europeans, and eventually Americans. Ultimately, their ethnocentrism led to violence and the stereotype of danger in Africa.
This effected a great amount of people because Europeans controlled Africans, and the Africans had to neglect all their traditionals ways, social structures, and beliefs. In order to fully acquire the Europeans needs and wants, Africa had to lose their right “to control their own destiny, to plan their own development, manage their economy, determine their own strategies and priorities” (Boahen). This is historically significant because not having control of their own continent made them a weak nation. The concept of survival of the fittest correlates with this because survival of the fittest is when the most wealthiest and dominant country will be able to survive in the world. A weak and powerless continent like Africa would not be able to survive due to their vulnerability because superior countries will take advantage of them.
I think this is because the colonization of Africa is between 1870 and 1900, so by 1900, Africa had been colonized. Another thing that I notice is that both the amounts of imports and outports drastically spiked, and again, I think this is because of the colonization of Africa. According to this document, a driving force behind European imperialism in Africa is the economical benefit that came from Africa’s many natural resources. For example, the bar graph shows an extreme increase in the amount of money exchanged throughout the imports and exports, and their is a large difference between 1854, before colonization, and 1900, near the middle of the colonization period. The fact that the exports from Africa increased and became greater than the imports during the colonization period shows how Europe was using Africa as a source of income and took advantage of the resources within Africa.
The industrial revolution propelled African imperialism to a level the world had never seen before. During the late 19th century, borders in Europe became difficult to alter and the only way to expand was in other continents like Africa. Europe exposed Africa’s weakness and preyed on them, leaving the continent in disarray. The industrial revolution induced African imperialism for economic prosperity, the rise in cultural and social power, and political motives. Economic prosperity had a major impact on the advancement of African imperialism.
Africa continued to suffer over time reaching to modern times where parts of it are considered developing countries. The effects of the Berlin Conference are felt today, for “If Africa’s resources were used in her own development they would place Africa among the most modernised continents of the world. But Africa’s wealth is used for the development of overseas interests” (Pheko). The effects of the Berlin Conference have had lasting effects on the economic culture causing Africans to struggle as a developing country. The economic culture in Africa today is still based on events such as the Berlin
It is very often the case that these divisions are coalesced, connected in some way or another. An example of this would be the result of previous racial discrimination against black people in countries such as South Africa, which forced the majority of people of colour into the lower class category. The racial divide determined a class divide through the repression and segregation of black people. It may be fair to say that racial segregation between black people and white people became the major segregator during the European colonization of Africa, promoting powerful and dominant racism. Because of this history, racism and racial segregation is still a deep-seated
4. Globalization creates freedom to choose markets among globalized economy. EFFECTS OF GLOBALIZATION The globalization process, which began more than a decade and a half ago trapped Nigeria on the basis of political instability. The main features of globalization includes the liberalization of trade, the free movement of capital and the rapid development of information technology. Globalization offers opportunities windows when development rates and exchange rates, terms of trade etc., are on a positive and reasonable scale.
China’s presence in Africa has been referred to as “resource nationalism”. It may be that the previous imperialism of Africa and the unrest and poverty that it has precipitated will cause people to look the other way and not stand up for their fellow people’s rights.
Nations engage in international trade because they benefit from doing so. The gains from trade arise because trade allows countries to specialise their production in a way that allocates all resources to their most productive use. Trade plays an important role in achieving this allocation because it frees each and every country’s residents from having to consume goods in the same time combination in which the domestic economy can produce them. During the past decade, China’s growing presence in Africa has increasingly become a topic for debate in the international system and among economists as well as policy analysts. China’s presence in Africa and its relations with African countries is primarily driven by economic interests and practical