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Although this happened in several areas of the world, the most  dramatic changes took place in Africa.  Many nations took  part  in what became known as the “Scramble for Africa”. The following pages will show the territory gained by each  nation, and will explain why the race to gain colonies played a  part in the build-up of international tensions which eventually  resulted in World War One. One of the major reasons for bad relations amongst the  nations of Europe in the years before 1914 was that they were  engaged in a struggle to obtain overseas colonies.
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This map shows Africa in  1914 and shows how much  land the major nations had  taken over. There is so much detail that  it is a little difficult to see  exactly what has happened. To get a better idea of how 
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This note was uploaded on 02/17/2012 for the course HISTORY 210 taught by Professor St. john during the Spring '11 term at Rutgers.

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