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James Fisk UGC112 Laticia McNoughton 5/1/11 Imperialism under King Leopold has various similarities and differences to early modern imperialism. One similarity is that Leopold believed that colonialism was the key to a country’s power. This was a major reason for imperialism in early modern times. It was one that many European nations used as their reasoning for imperialism. Another similarity is the exploiting of the natives in the colony. Many countries saw the indigenous people of the colony as savages and as being needed to be controlled and taught. For this purpose, or with this excuse, they began stealing their land, forcing labor out of them, and destroying their culture. For example the colonization of Africa caused many Africans to be enslaved. It also caused many to have their land taken away and become squatters on the land they had personally owned for many years. The Europeans and Americans used the Africans for their good work skills especially in the cotton and tobacco industry. Leopold also exploited the natives of the Congo. He had enslaved
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This note was uploaded on 10/25/2011 for the course UGC 112 taught by Professor Barry during the Spring '08 term at SUNY Buffalo.

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