of Western powers gave imperialism the ability to thrive and grow. 11. As European explorers began pushing into the interior of Africa, more and more contact with Africans became familiar. 12. The scramble for African colonies began when King Leopold II hired Henry Stanley to arrange trade treaties, which prompted Britain, France and Germany to join in a scramble for African land. Then, the Berlin Conference came up with a way to split up Africa between the European countries.
13. Provincial rulers increase in power, economic issues and corruption were main factors in the decay of the Ottoman Empire. Nationalist revolts broke out all throughout the empire itself and other countries who saw the crumble of the empire happening were anxious to potentially get land out of the territory. 14. Egypt failed to pay debts so they organized a company to build the Suez Canal in which loans were extended at high interest rates and Britain bought shares in the canal, ultimately leading them to rule. 15. The British encouraged Indian farmers to grow cash crops which led to deforestation, built roads
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