The Main Factors Of European Imperialism In Africa

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“Turning and turning in the widening gyre The falcon cannot hear the falconer; Things fall apart; the center cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world.” --- W. B. Yeats, “The Second Coming”. Imperialism is the action of one country forcefully gains and keeps control over another territory. European imperialists were motivated to charge into Africa because of 3 main factors: economic, political, and social(Vontz, “imperialism”). With the rise of industrialization there was an increase of social problems in Europe. The rate of poverty and homelessness created a need for more economic opportunities. Colonies provided a chance for work and prosperity(Iweriebor, “The colonization of Africa”). Europeans lied to the Africans and made them sign what the Africans thought were peace treaties. Proverbs were among the many popular folkloric forms. Nigeria’s diverse past traditions provide many culture ideas(Gall, Hobby, “nigeria”). Since Europeans went to Africa to sign so-called peace treaties, as a result this caused imperialism. Nigerians have a long history of music, traditional dancing, visual art, and oral literature. Modern drama, opera, cinema, films, and written literature build on Nigeria 's cultural heritage(Gall, Hobby, “nigeria”). “Africa has great mineral wealth, including huge deposits of copper, diamonds, gold, and petroleum. It also has valuable forests. In addition, many African rivers and waterfalls could be used to produce hydroelectric power. Africa

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