The Negative Effects Of Imperialism On Africa

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Imperialism is when a country forcefully takes over another country and now has control. Monarchy and dictatorship are some of the governments that practiced imperialism because they had one ruler that had all the power, so the ruler could do what he wanted because he had nobody to tell him what to do. People would practice imperialism because imperialism is a way to discover new land and people, but it is also a way for dictators and kings to take over and gain more land for themselves. Imperialism caused slavery to increase because when the different countries came to conquer, they enslaved africans to work for them. Having a lot of different slaves work for you also influenced you religion because the rulers forced them to believe what…show more content…
All of the different countries went to war for the land and so did the tribes that were fighting for their land. THe article states, “This scramble was so intense that there were fears that it could lead to inter-imperialists conflicts and even wars.” This shows that it was so bad that all of the different countries just wanted the land. Also on the timeline it states, “A major threat to British power in Southern Africa came from the Zulu kingdom after they annexed many of the surrounding nations in the Mfecane wars. The year 1834 also saw the abolition of slavery throughout the British Empire. This gave the Royal Navy an opportunity to dominate the seas around Africa as they attempted to enforce the ban and keep out growing French interests in the continent.” This also shows that a lot of separate countries knew that Africa was an important place and that they needed to come and get some of the land for…show more content…
Conquering Africa required work and war because no tribe, country, or community wanted to give up their freedom. In the timeline it states, “Wars between Orange Free State and Basuto people, in South Africa,” and, “Tukolor leader al-Hajj 'Umar launches Jihad war along Senegal and upper Niger rivers to establish an Islamic state,” These things show that wars were started all over and Africans were enslaved throughout the whole time. Africans were enslaved everyday, everywhere, and any place that you could think of. The people on top were living like kings, they were rich and had control. The slaves that were enslaved worked everyday, all day and never had a break. They were injured and they sore, they had no food and living conditions were hard. Life was
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