To conclude,Imperialism impacted the African continent in several ways including exploitation of resources, and loss of independence, slavery, disunity among Africans. Asia and the united states took all the african resources and Africans were put to work like slaves for the white people. Imperialism had a great impact on africa because in several ways it took things away from them when Asia and the united States exploited all their resources but, they gained new things including introduction of trade, education, new religion and new administration
In the 1800s Africa was an uncolonized country. Europe wanted to imperialize Africa. King Leopold of Belgium was one of the first to colonize parts of Africa for himself. Europe however found out a way to help split up Africa equally, this led to war within Europe. King Leopold was interested in money, not nationalism or culture attitude.
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.
“Imperialism is a policy of extending a country's power and influence through diplomacy or military force” Dictionary Definition of Imperialism. In 1750 - 1900, European countries wanted to build empires all over the world; they wanted to provide materials for industrialization. Even though European countries, like France, Great Britain and Portugal, had very few establishments in Africa, they were constantly trading with them. Later, as Europeans tried conquer African land, native people became frustrated and upset; in response to imperialism. As Europeans states industrialized, they wanted to expand overseas and establish colonies in Africa.
Things Fall Apart Whether British Imperialism in Africa was good or bad is still a hot topic today, despite the fact that it happened a century ago. Imperialism is when the Europeans invaded Africa and colonized it and forced their culture onto the natives. Even though there were definitely some positive effects for Africans, the effects of imperialism in Africa were mostly negative; borders weren't placed well, native Africans were made as slaves, and religion was forced upon them. Some positive results are the following: Europeans brought new crops, some political stability, education/ literacy, and better medical care including hospitals and medicines. These were indeed beneficial to the African people, but the long term negative consequences
European rule would continue to overwhelmed West Asia and North Africa. European languages, Christian values, and Western ideologies such as liberalism, and nationalism. Furthermore, by these Africans, adapting Western ideals and modern weapons into their African heritage, it would of still lead them to liberation of Africa from European rule. Asian peoples had few direct connections with the West. Few Asians new about Westerners, and those who did often saw them as “barbarians” from inferior cultures seeking the riches of Asian civilizations.
Even though imperialism has its benefits, its cons far outweigh the pros. It brought industrialization and truly revolutionized countries, but at a great cose. Slavery ran rampant in Africa, while native cultures were ignored and ridiculed. The mother country mainly reaped as many benefits as its colonies could provide, while the local population had to undergo a lot of suffering. By the 20th century, many countries had sought out independence, which some managed to achieve.
Slavery was a big part of European history. African slave trade had many causes and effects in the Atlantic world. The main cause of the African slave trade is cheap labor was needed for new settlements in the Americas. The new settlers in the Americas planned on using the natives for their work, but when many of them died because of European diseases brought with them they had to find another source of labor. They turned to the Africans and saw them as the right people for the labor they needed because of the numerous advantages they could offer to the new lands.
Some people lived in larger, centralized states, while other lived in simple village communities. Islam was one of the most widespread religions in Africa before missionaries came to convert them to Christianity. This might have been a more positive influence if the Europeans hadn’t viewed the Africans as a people in need of refinement and guidance instead of understanding and respecting their culture. However, one benefit of Europe’s growing control of Africa was that the transatlantic slavery slowly came to an end, but in East Africa, slavery continued to run rampant. Although the end of much of the slavery did rid Africa of much exploitation, it continued in other ways including the harvest of copper, ivory, and other resources taken from the Congo, civilians forced into hard labor for little compensation, and little to no control of the government was given to native
In the late 1800s, Europe was scrambling to conquer vast amounts of land. Imperialism had swept the continent by storm, with many countries vying for pieces of Africa and Asia to control. From 1880 to 1900, Britain, France, Germany, and Italy fought for African possessions and by 1900, nearly the whole continent had been split and placed under European rule. There was plenty of motivation for Europeans to conquer the world, and while some supported it, others didn’t. Most people in Europe at this time held ethnocentric views toward the “uncivilized” cultures in the world.