The Scramble For African Imperialism

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The Scramble for Africa 19th century imperialism in Africa was mainly caused by Industrial Revolution and political motives. The Industrial Revolution prompted a need for materials and markets that could be found in countries such as Africa and politics sparked competition between countries to build an empire and become a Great Power. The Industrial Revolution began in mid 18th century; it was a series of changes in the process and organization of production. Machines were substituted for human labor, leading to new factories. The factories led to a higher efficiency in producing goods, which increased the demand for “material goods, many of which only tropical regions could supply” (Document C). As “overseas markets grew in importance”, countries

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