European Imperialism in Africa

European Imperialism in Africa - By Carli Caryne Kyley and...

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Unformatted text preview: By: Carli, Caryne, Kyley, and Renee` European Imperialism in Africa What is Imperialism? Imperialism- is the practice of gaining colonies for economic, political, or militaristic benefit. Many European nations used Imperialism to build their country’s pride as well as their economy. Causes of Imperialism Nationalism : pride in one’s country Economic Gain : the Industrial Revolution created a large demand for raw materials and new markets. Balance of Power: European nations were forced to acquire new colonies to achieve a balance with their neighbors and competitors. “White Man's Burden”: The Europeans’ of superiority made them feel obligated to “civilize the heathen savages” they encountered. Imperialistic nations gained: • Spices • Raw Materials • Pride • Prestige • Diamonds The White Man’s Burden “The White Man’s Burden” was a popular poem written by Rudyard Kipling in 1899. Some interpreted this poem to mean that it was the duty of imperializing nations to bring western culture and sensibility to the savage native populations that were encountered in Africa. It also represented Social Darwinism: the belief that all human groups compete for survival and larger, stronger nations can take over smaller, weaker ones. Countries Britain Belgium German y Spain France Italy Portugal Britain in Africa In the late 1700’s most slaves were going to the New World on British ships. In 1807 Parliament passed a law banning international •...
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