The European powers blended with the African society and inflicted them by their supposedly superior way of life. This caused an immense amount of tension within the regions. Africans were stripped of many rights such as freedom, speech, and religion. In addition, Africans lost the right to work for themselves and were forced by the Europeans to do labor inside mines or to collect rubber plus other plants from the wild. Homes and land were transferred to the power of the British and the natives could not do anything about it.
Europeans became helpless to these diseases, so by 1833, the British government banned the slavery. The end of slavery brought the Europeans interests in imperialism and conquering colonies. European countries were interested in Africa for many reasons. Africa was filled with such incredible natural resources such as; copper, ivory, and rubber, the europeans countries competed among themselves
The trans-Atlantic slave trade had caused long-lasting devastations in Africa from the 16 through to the 19 centuries. During these centuries, large majority of slaves were transported to the Americas (new world) from Africa. The Atlantic slave trade originated from the expansion of European Empires that lacked one major resource; a workforce. Europeans were unsuited to the climate and suffered from diseases. However, the African labourers were used to the tropical climate and resistant to tropical diseases.
The reason Europeans were easily able to conquer countries in Africa was because African governments had depended on slave trade, which was abolished. This led to the collapsing of
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.
Things Fall Apart Whether British Imperialism in Africa was good or bad is still a hot topic today, despite the fact that it happened a century ago. Imperialism is when the Europeans invaded Africa and colonized it and forced their culture onto the natives. Even though there were definitely some positive effects for Africans, the effects of imperialism in Africa were mostly negative; borders weren't placed well, native Africans were made as slaves, and religion was forced upon them. Some positive results are the following: Europeans brought new crops, some political stability, education/ literacy, and better medical care including hospitals and medicines. These were indeed beneficial to the African people, but the long term negative consequences outnumber the long term positive greatly.
Booth’s entire essay sought to affirm that Christianity is an African religion by showing how much its introduction into Africa was carried out by the black people who led the establishment of churches related to the Western controlling of distinguishable African character. Christianity was a factor of great change in Africa. It brought entirely new opportunities to some, and undermined the power of others. The spread of Christianity paved the way for many commercial speculators, and, in its original European form, denied people pride in their culture and ceremonies until Africans were able to fuse their own culture into it to truly make it their
The Inequality in Africa By: Nicolas Oka August 29, 2014 English 8B Mr.J Back in the old days, inequality was a serious problem with the Africans because as the Europeans had discovered and colonized Africa, they start to destroy and persecute in Africa. Thousands of Africans had lost their lives because they have worked very hard but got no profit. And as the Europeans grew bigger, the Africans grew smaller. The Europeans had plenty of resources, had invested tons of money, and had the capability to rule Africa. While, the Africans had no money, lack resources, and finally lost their power over their own country.
Due to the social and cultural changes brought on by the Europeans, the main character, Okonkwo, fails to accept the nature of the situation and commits suicide. In an attempt to satisfy their growing desire for political power and to reinstate the beliefs of their cultural dominance, Europeans exploited the native people and replaced their traditional structures, thus contributing to the growing societal chaos in Africa. The imperialistic nations’ want for political dominance over Africa led to them becoming a giant that could not be toppled. In Achebe’s novel, during Okonkwo’s seven year exile, many changes were brought to Umuofia, including the court messengers who worked for the European courts. These messengers were from Umuru which was “where the white men
The reasons for political was that if you have more land then you 'll have more men for battle and more power. But though that 's true there were others who back stabbed Europe by taking their technology and using it against them. Europe soon lost power but still tried to take over. Europe was mainly trying to rule over Africa to be the best of everyone and be a powerful empire. Europe had forced Africans into working for free, slavery, and had made them work in harsh conditions.