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africa.wps - The Impact of Colonialism on Sub-Saharan...

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-1 The Impact of Colonialism on Sub-Saharan Africa Colonialism was the idea that colonies were beneficial to any great nation. It’s focus was to help the nation and not the colonies themselves. Exploitation of the colonies is very common. The colonial nations categorized the African tribes which created tension. The nations used the division of Africans to use the “rich to tax the poor, to police migrants, and assemble labor… tribalization of Africa… worsened our divisions and destroyed our common ground.” The impact of colonization were mostly negative and affected Sub Saharan Africa in a devastating way. Some of the worst effects of colonialism in sub-Saharan Africa is that in the beginning, economic development modified to benefit the colonizing nation itself. Such as “turning food-producing areas into commercial plantations.” The nations took the export crops and they subjected Africa to total dependence on Europe by using a one crop system of farming. The colonizing nations also forced indigenous people to work for
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This note was uploaded on 05/02/2008 for the course GEOG 160 taught by Professor Cromley during the Spring '08 term at UConn.

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