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Effects of Imperialism

In Africa

Patrick Smith

on 25 January 2013

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Effects of Imperialism in Africa With a focus on Medicine, Economics, and Technology Imperialism is when one country takes over another. During the Age of Imperialim Africa was cut up by European countries into their own colonies. This happened at a meeting called the Berlin Conference In this conference many European leaders came together to divide Africa up , but Africa had no part of it Effects in terms of medicine Before Imperialism Africa was not as industrialized as most countries in the medical field. They were still using herbal doctors The colonizing of Africa had positive and negative effects. Europeans contributed greatly to research in medicine, shaped the African economy, and helped Africa modernize with the rest of the world. Europeans helped to both create and destroy Africa's medical industry. During Imperialism, Europeans took away most herbal doctors and replaced them with real ones While Europeans were in Africa they increased Africa's awareness of disease and how it occurs When Europeans settled in Africa, they became more prone to its diseases. The tropical parts of Africa were the worst. The rule became that the more hot and humid the worse it was Ebola, West Nile, Hepatitis A, and Typhoid Fever were among some of these diseases. Some of these areas had a very low life expectancy because Europeans did not have the immunity that African had built over generations. As a result to all of these diseases Europeans had to find cures (maybe even just a temporary solutions) so that they wouldn't die out. Some of the solutions were making fresh water and good sewage a priority. Malaria was among one of those diseases and is still a problem today. A way that Europeans fought this disease was through mosquito netting. Since malaria is carried through mosquitoes. Many jobs were created in the medical industry, because Europeans built many hospitals. Through Imperialism Africa's medical industry became more industrialized. New Surgical techniques were used Better Medical equipment was made available Medical schools and universities were built to increase the knowledge of modern medicine. Effects in terms of Economics Europeans greatly helped Africans modernize Europeans brought new transportation, communication, and weaponry devices. Europeans brought guns and gunpowder to Africa Europeans brought trains and railroads too. Europeans also brought telegraphs Better Facilities were given Better Schools Better Hospitals Industrializing Africa were Industrialized and factories/cities were built More Machines were used instead of manual labors Which took away jobs People started to migrate to the city Conclusion Post-imperialistic Africa is completely different from pre-imperialistic Africa. There were advancements in medicine-which saved African lives, economy-which shaped African lives, and technology which facilitated African lives. Imperialism in the eyes of the natives might be taken as bad, but it did help African to advance in certain parts. It also helped some parts of Africa be seen as a world power and a threat. Though Europe milked Africa and then “let it out to rot” it still had a major effect on Africa and shaped the Africa that we know today. This surprisingly brought Hardships to the Africans because they had to build the train tracks. Although the results ere not always good, European Imperialism really helped shape the African Economy. Africa became economically dependent on Europe Europeans milked Africa of it's goods Their aim was to exploit Africa's cash crops By doing this, the economy was rested on a few products Which made Africa highly dependent on exteral resources Thus, economic dependency Europeans also controlled and monitored Africa's importing and exporting Payment of taxes in only cash helped the Europeans to insure that the Africans were working (agriculturally). In some places where there were fewer Europeans, Africans ran the land Europeans changed Africa's agricultural game Agriculture was the most critical factor to Imperialized Africa. Peanuts, Cocoa, rubber, coffee, and timber were among Africa's biggest products. When the demand got higher (especially in foreign places), the government started to underpay the farmers Since Europeans were so into exporting African goods, it didn't leave a lot of food for the native Africans. Mining in Africa also became big Europeans forced African offed their own land and into the fields as laborers. To avoid this some Africans moved to the city. The End By Patrick Smith, Eddie Montooth, and Todd Parker. 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