Thoe Europe was imperialising africa so was Germany, Portugal, France, Britain, and other countries. The rise of the industry during the Industrial Revolution contributed to imperialism by giving Europe more reasons to invent and control other nations. Europe used imperialism to be the stronger nation and wealthier nation. Europe was taking over Africa for political reasons. The reasons for political was that if you have more land then you 'll have more men for battle and more power.
Many people think that this is due to all the natural resources such a rubber,cotton,iron, and coppor found in Africa. The natural resources that were found by the Europeans were able to be sold and made a profit of. Africa had many factors that led to the Europeans imperialism, cultural benefits, greater political security, and economics. Economic factors was a driving force behind imperialism because the imperialists were in need for natural resources to improve their technology and their national pride. Another factor for imperialism was political competition.
Britain. The natural resources in Africa motivated European countries to take control of certain areas. The resources that fueled European imperialism were slave trade, and the mining of gold and diamonds. Europeans got all the resources from Africa cheap and then sold them with high prices. Beside having control over resources, Africa also gave Europeans strategic areas of land that helped their militaries or trade canals.
Consequently, these countries now controlled the resources found in their respective colonies. European industries, especially those of food, textiles, and automotive, significantly benefited from Africa’s plentiful cotton, palm oil, sugar, metals, rubber, and so on (Document D). Several countries, such as Great Britain, would profit over $20 million yearly in exports following African colonization (Document E). Gaining abundant resources through the colonization of Africa was essential for European industries to survive economically. Africa’s resources were the principal factor that drove European
Imperialism in Nigeria Today, Nigeria is one of the many developing third-world countries in Africa, with a high prevalence of poverty, disease, violence, poor human rights record, and stagnant ideals relative to modern ways of thinking. All of these current issues are a result of one underlying cause: imperialism. From 1901 to 1960, Nigeria was under British colonial rule. As a result of the Industrial Revolution, economic interest proliferated. Thus, a craving for natural resources, new markets, and cheap labor was born, a desire only to be further galvanized due to competition amongst European countries.
France reconstructed the government so that it was well suited for the citizens. France had the aspiration to take their newly formed government and spread it throughout Europe. The Atlantic Slave Trade was the forceful migration of millions of Africans to the Americas. The demand for slaves increased as the demand for commercial agriculture expanded throughout the developing world. Slaves were not only used for agricultural purposes, but also domestic purposes.
Eventually, the south became very powerful. “However, the invention of the cotton gin took the South 's national economic dominance and transformed it into a global phenomenon.” (Jones, 2013, p.1). At that time the south became really influential. “Thus vital links developed between the profit motive which led to inhuman efforts to dehumanize Africa slaves, and the conception of the New World as an environment of liberation, opportunity, and upward mobility.” (Bordwich,
From that point on, the Portuguese ruled over this land, focusing greatly on its vast sugar-cane plantations. In order to keep up with the labor, plantation owners began importing slaves from Africa, which later led to a great mix in the country’s race and ethnicity. Once these sugar plantations began to harvest a successful profit, other European countries, like France and Spain, began to gain more and more interest in the land. This interest led to a great increase in wealth and immigration towards Brazil. These rival colonial
Discovery of gold in South Africa led to the British investing in South Africa and Europeans migrated to SA which led to industrialisation thus resulted in economic growth. During the development in SA, the country followed policies and formed institutions which were similar to those of the developed countries. In the South African case, the policies played a role in creating inequality and the policies sustained the inequality. According to Feinstein (2005), during the 1920’s there was a change in the policies of economic development which resulted in the formation of the Pact Government. The Pact Government looked to promote industrial development and the government had support from the fellow Afrikaners who also looked to benefit from this by being employed.
During its period of exploration, Europe developed a major impact on areas like Asia, Africa, and the Americas, by areas like Portugal and Spain, as well as the French and Dutch. The exploration not only increased trade, but launched a whole new view of the world to Europe. For example, the Portuguese discovered new items through spice trade that could benefit with trade throughout all of Europe. Or when Spain discovered the Americas and began trading slaves from Africa to both Spain and Portugal. Ages like when the English first colonized all impacted how European Exploration alone changed the view of the world for Asia, Africa, and the Americas.
The author argues that the growth and production of cotton sparked an industrial revolution which increase migration. Once America expanded West and signed the Treaty of Fort Jackson, America had a large amount of land. Specifically, it was the Alabama River Valley, which had great farming capabilities. With cotton prices rising, a mass migration occurred and people flocked to grow cotton. The author states that cotton fueled an “expansion of transatlantic industrial capitalism” which at the time was equivalent to sugar in the Caribbeans and oil in the Middle East.