European Imperialism in Africa

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European Imperialism in Africa

African people were treated as inferior to Europeans. Europeans divided Africa and ignored the tribal, ethnic, and cultural boundaries of the African people. This has led to tribal conflicts in many African nations that continue to this day. Howerver, European imperialism was the introduction of modern transportation and communication systems, such as telegraphs, railroads, and telephones.

Impact of Imperialism in Africa

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Social Darwinism is a term used for various late nineteenth century ideologies which were often contradictory and exploited ideas of survival of the fittest. It especially refers struggle for existence being used to justify social policies which make no distinction between those able to support themselves and those unable to support themselves. Scientific racism or imperialism, or a struggle between national or racial groups.

Europeans wanted to establish factories in Africa. Europeans needed new sources of raw materials. Europeans needed slaves to work in factories. Europeans needed more land for farming.

Social Darwinism

Why did European nations want Africa

National hegemony is the influence or control over another country, a group of people. Many Eurpoean countires conquered land throughout Africa for Africas natural rsources. Many European states thought themselfes to be better than Africans so they stripped their land.

National Hegemony

European Imperialism in Africa


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