What Were The Driving Forces For European Imperialism

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During the 19th century many European explorers began exploring the interior of Africa. As a result many European countries wanted to colonize Africa.There were many reasons for Europeans wanting to imperialize Africa. Some of the driving forces behind European imperialism were economic, nationalism and White Man’s burden. During the time when European imperialism was beginning, Great Britain was undergoing their industrial revolution. When Britain had colonized parts of Africa, they realized that there was an abundance of natural resource that they could exploit. By taking resources from African colonies and turning it into products in Britain, they were able to boost their economy. Document D and E prove how Great Britain was able to make
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