France and Britain were the main conquer in African colonies, because there conqueror of land in Africa. Founded in document D African colonies and their exports. Economic factors were more of a driving force behind imperialism since the imperialists were in search of natural resources for improving technology and their national pride. The Europeans went to Africa because of their many resources and their quantities of gold, fur, and yarn all superior resources for the Europeans. Africa had dealt with European
The definition of imperialism is an action by a strong nation to take control of another country. According to CDC Malaria is a “mosquito-borne disease caused by a parasite”. Between the late 1500’s and the early 1800’s Europeans didn’t enter Africa, because of the disease malaria.This ended during the 1800’s European countries such as France, Great Britain, Germany, Italy, Portuguese, Belgium, and spain imperialised Africa. “What was the driving force behind the imperialism in africa?” This question is still being asked and there are many opinions about this specific question, but there is one answer. The driving force behind European imperialism in Africa is resources.
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
Beginning in the mid 1800’s, the scramble for Africa proved to be one of the most important events in World History. The term “scramble for Africa” describes the rush and uttermost important desire that European countries had to imperialize the countries in Africa. Imperialism is the dominance of a stronger country over a smaller one politically and economically. Stronger countries imperialize weaker countries in order to gain new resources and acquire a better trade system. The Europeans desire to imperialize Africa was driven by their perception of god, gold, and glory.
In the race of European imperialism, European countries dominated innocent African colonies. The driving force behind this? Africa’s bountiful resources. Before Africa’s colonization, the European presence in Africa was extremely limited, mainly due to lack of exploration and diseases (Background Essay). However, this changed as European prominence became largely influential through the discovery of Africa’s resource rich lands.
Two events that were caused by imperialism was World War One and the invasion of Africa. Overall, imperialism causes a copious number of issues in society that took place in the past and still take place in today 's world. To start with, a few major causes of imperialism are economics, exploration, ethnocentrism, politics, and religion. Economics prompted imperialism due to countries pursuing benefits to improve their economies. Economic benefits mean having control of markets, raw material, and natural resources.
The transatlantic slave trade began in the 15th century, after the Portuguese started exploring the coast of West Africa. This had a long term effect on Africa because even though it started out benefiting the upper class in Africa, the long term effect was devastating. While the Europeans started to enter Africa, they enjoyed “the triple advantage of guns and other technology, widespread literacy, and the political organization necessary to sustain expensive programs of exploration and conquest”(Doc 4). Africa’s relations with Europe depended on common interests, which they did not have. Europe’s contact in Africa, involving economic exchanges and political relationships, was not mutually beneficial.
Without people fighting back nothing would change. The civil war, for example, we fought against slavery and we won. If slavery was never abolished Africans in Africa would be living worse than how they are today. Although there are many reasons for the driving force behind European imperialism in Africa. Money was of course the main reason why, but it got us to where we are
Imperialism, or a country taking land outside its borders, allowed the European nations to promote their ideas and influence on a global scale, which started with Africa. Between 1500 and 1800, Europeans avoided the interior of Africa and focused on western coastal trade. In later years, the 1800s, European nations imperialized the country and set up the “rule of occupation.” Their conquests spared only two independent African countries, Liberia and Ethiopia. So what caused this sudden change from European coastal trade to imperialism in Africa? The motives for European imperialism varied but had common factors: a sense of a moral duty, political competition, and economics.
Although, moral duty is a big part in european imperialism in Africa, it 's not the most important. Europeans went to Africa because of the industrial revolution. “ the industrial revolution led to many discoveries and inventions to help take over Africa” (doc c.) Europeans were going there for raw materials, power, and more trading post. Britain mainly began helping because it was the right thing to do when the British began taking over Africa. Europeans wanted land, power, and more raw materials.
Even so, Africa was one of their main focal points because of the resources and cheap labor it offered. When Britain invaded Africa, their presence altered the natives culture and traditions such as religion, and language. In addition, Europeans carried something called the “White Man 's Burden.” The so called burden was the fact of being forced to help the natives under political pressure. As more and more white men came over from Britain, conflicts erupted because both the natives and white men were unhappy with each others presence. Imperialism played a strong role leading up to World War I because nationally, more land equaled out to more power and resources.
One way to recognize a thriving kingdom is to look at its trade and economy. Africa’s empires had a trade system that allowed their economy to flourish. “Ancient Ghana was an extremely complex empire. It possessed many of the characteristics of powerful nations today...wealth based off trade” (Document 3). The trade system relied on key trading centers, such as Aksum (present-day Ethiopia), “Aksum reached its height between 325 and 360” (Doc 1).
Enslaves African might have created wealth for the America and the European, on the other hand led to discriminations, segregations, poor social economic status, racism, and inequality for black people. As the demands of products like tobacco, rice, and cotton increased, American had to come up with an idea of how to exploit millions of African slaves. The Atlantic Ocean became the route of the American to
The Red Sea, located in the Axum Empire (ancient Ethiopia), was a prominent route that stretched from one end of Africa all the way to the other end of Asia. The Axum Empire was a strong trading kingdom that allowed its people to gain wealth through trading. Based off its’ easy accessibility to acquiring wealth through trade routes, the empire was able to make countless improvements. The trade route, that linked Africa to Asia, helped them in such a way that it was easy to communicate back and forth between countries. The location had great impact on how Africa gained its’ resources.