This happened by having more advanced weapons, cooperate with local leader, and took advantage of Africa conflict. The effects of European imperialism on Africa was economic negative because European took away their properties them using Africans and Indians for labor which caused the loss of food. It was social positive because they got rid of slavery which the Africans had more opportunities. The effects of European imperialism in Africa was economic negative because European took away their properties them using Africans and Indians for labor which caused to lose food. According to document one by Ndansi Kumalo who was a chief from Rhodesia in 1890s states, Africans were angry at the British because they took away their animals, property and land.
The increase in wealth of the slave traders made them an elite class with the kings. This led the merchants to view the common folk as nothing but peasants. This also caused the abduction of citizens from their homes to use as slaves. The gap combined with the abduction caused the citizens to despise the African traders. Other impact was the birth of new languages due to the mixture of Europeans and African languages such as Swahili.
Colonialism is the term which originated from the Latin word which means colonus meaning farmer. This is a practice of domination, which includes the over-take of power from one person to another. Colonialism involves economic and political control over a certain territory. According to Longman ‘’colonialism ‘’ is when a powerful country rules a powerless country and beings its own society and trade force in that territory. Example in the 1400s to 1800, European countries started to notice the coastal regions of Africa, they later begin to engage in commerce with the local people in Africa.
Although it’s true that by the 1950s, European empires were in decline as African leaders were successfully forcing an end to colonial rule, the absence of the European empires still has a huge effect on how African governments and societies are governed and ran. The European empires leaving the continent of Africa is ultimately good for Africa in the long run, however I feel as though the colonizing countries owe something to their African colonies. For European colonizers to simply take over African countries, utilize their people and resources for profit, and then leave them all alone after being driven out is incredibly unfair. For a statement to say that the influence of Western powers on the continent “dwindled because, out of respect for the interests of the majority of Africans, Western nations and multinational corporations have chosen not to maintain ties with independent African states”, discredits everything that the African countries and citizens had to go through during the colonization period. It makes it sound as though the Europeans used the African countries, left, and didn’t try to repay them in any way.
The nineteenth century was a period of vast colonisation among Europeans, which involved countries such as France, Britain, Germany and Italy to name a few, competing for colonial empires, the continent of Africa was one of those empires affected by European expansion in what became known as “the scramble for Africa”. Colonisation in Africa partitioned the continent in a relatively short space of time. Europeans effectively partitioned the colonies which became the African states which exist today while comparing and contrasting the experiences of both French and British decolonisation in one French-controlled and one British-controlled African country. This essay will explore the experience of colonisation and the subsequent decolonisation in Algeria by the French and the Gold Coast by the British. There were notable similarities and differences in the French and British colonisation and decolonisation experience which will be illustrated in this essay.
Africa now depends on foreign Investment because they are unable to implement and fund their own projects, African nations are now giving the European powers attention that they needed from them it. It is seen by the way African states give incredible incentives to foreign owners of capital and technology to come to Africa and invest. Deformed labor movement was also used, people’s rights were infringed in a way that they did not have any say with accordance with their life’s and what they wanted, European powers used hegemony in the 20th century, forced labor was one of the cheap method they used on Africans, they needed cheap labor for things such as infrastructure development. African could not disagree to any of these methods because there was this say which was going around saying “African male are lazy” and this fueled the ideology of forced labor as an aspect of progressive rule. (Okia,
By the early twentieth century, however, much of Africa, except Ethiopia and Liberia, had been colonized by European powers. The European imperialist push into Africa was motivated by three main factors, economic, political, and social. It developed in the nineteenth century following the collapse of the profitability of the slave trade, its abolition and suppression, as well as the expansion of the European capitalist Industrial Revolution. The imperatives of capitalist industrialization—including the demand for assured sources of raw materials, the search for guaranteed markets and profitable investment outlets—spurred the European scramble and the partition and eventual conquest of Africa. Thus the primary motivation for European intrusion was economic.
Slavery had been a tradition in African culture. Many states within Africa had practiced slavery through forced labor, debt bondage, as well as, many other forms. Slaves from the Muslim dominated North African coast had been tested but it was found that the slaves were too educated and thus were more prone to rebel. This seems to be an early indication that slavery was unethical, but it still prevailed centuries to come as the Trans Atlantic Slave Trade emerged. Was the failure of the recruitment of the Northern Coast slaves due to the intellectual properties of the slaves and could the solution to this have been to find less educated Africans in order to force the burden of slavery upon them?
Some of those country borders literally split tribes in half and caused a lot of problems in Africa because the Europeans fucked it up there and when they left they just randomly scribbled some lines on the map to say that they’re now countries. That’s part of the reason why Africa is so fucked up now. They don’t have actual sovereign governments ruling them.” “Okay, so?” “And that’s where China comes in. China comes in with their “goodwill” and begins giving them money and helping them build some infrastructure. They get the Africans to be familiar with their culture.
Britain’s loss of empire at the outset of World War II. After that Britain lost most of its formal colonies in Africa, the Caribbean, the Mediterranean, the Pacific, South-East Asia and the far East including Persian Gulf etc., In the 17th century, Britain had gained control over many parts of North America, Canada and Caribbean Islands along with slaves from Africa and market development in India. Nevertheless, Britain viewed its imperialistic expansion as a moral responsibility and exerting greater control over the countries like India, Africa and China. A famous British writer Kipling referred this responsibility, ‘the white man’s burden’ of civilizing the people who were obviously incapable of self-governing. Many colonised countries such as India, Pakistan, Ireland, Kenya, Nigeria and so on started writing a type of literature reflecting and representing their own experiences while and after colonization.