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European Imperialism:

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Tomara Dorsey

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Transcript of European Imperialism:

European Imperialism:
Changing The World One Country At A Time

History of South Africa
"How did the European Imperialism affect the people of Southern Africa"

What Is Imperialism?

Imperialism is...... the policy of extending a country's power and influence through diplomacy or military force.

Created By; Tomara Dorsey 10th Grade Period 3
History of Europe
19th Century Imperialism
Why South Africa?
Setting Foot On The Land
What Happened Next
Annotated Bibliography
Keegan, Timothy,"Chapter 2 - Imperialism and the Union in South American” , South African History Online, June 2001, web, April 14, 2014. <www.sahistory.org.za>
-This is a website article that makes the connection between African and Europe. It gives background information on the two continents, gives examples as to what were the effects of the Imperialism, and how the movement began.
Lark Tours staff members, "A Brief History Of South Africa", Lark Tours Africa Beckons, Brave Inc, 2013, web, April 13, 2014. <http://www.larktours.com/brief-history-of-south-africa>
-This website article gives the background information on South Africa. and the geographic advantages of that location.
- This is an image of the first formations of Cape Town constructed first by the Dutch.
- This is an image displaying some of the acts done by the british during their imperialism in South Africa.
- This is a silent video of images of the diamond and gold mines in South Africa.
n.d, "Arrival Of Europeans In South Africa", FootPrint Travel Guides, n.d, 2014, web, April 13, 2014. <http://www.footprinttravelguides.com/africa-middle-east/south-africa/history/arrival-of-europeans-in-south-africa/>
- This is an article giving the background information about the conflicts between the European settlers and the african natives.
- This is an image of the South African flag
- This is an image of the the map of Europe
- This is an image of the map of South Africa
South Africa is a subtropical area, consisting of warm winters, and it is moderated by ocean on three sides. South Africa was settled by the Dutch in 1652 as a stopping point for ships on their way to the East Indies. Fruit and vegetables were grown here to battle the problem of scurvy aboard passing ships. The Dutch first settled the area that was to become Cape Town and with time expanded across the entire tip of southern Africa.
After the wars of 1870 and many years under the British control and fighting for their freedoms, South Africa finally gained it's independence from Britain and became a republic in 1910.

Europe is a continent that has shaped and molded many parts of our history. Europe is known for strong empires such as The Romans and The Spanish. Europe has gone through eras of breakthroughs and developments such The scientific Revolution and Reconnaissance. But Europe is known for the establishment of The Roman Catholic Church. Throughout Europe's history, we have seen the spread of its many empires in search of power, raw materials, new discoveries and goods; better known as imperialism.
The nineteenth century was the high point of the era of European imperialism - the expansion of European power across the globe in pursuit of markets, investment opportunities and places where Europeans could settle.
British colonist imperial domination over the people of South Africa.
South Africa attracted Europeans because of its temperate climate, its economic opportunities and most importantly because of its huge mineral riches. The discovery of diamonds in 1867 and gold in 1886, brought large numbers of immigrants and large quantities of investment capital into the country. The mineral discoveries also intensified the system of labor migration, causing young men to be taken out of the home stead.
A silent movie displaying images of the gold and diamond mines in South Africa.
The full effect of the European Imperial movement on South Africa was felt by the independent african societies. The movement led to the wars of the 1870s between the European colonists and the land Natives, which is believed to be the origins of South Africa's present day issue. The movement also created a change in the appearance of the environment, change in the economic status of the land, government control, and citizen rights.
From the beginning of their journey in South Africa with the Dutch and later the Portuguese, they had established trade ports along side the coast of the South. With many of the native farmers living by the coast, this caused conflict between the two groups. The more the Europeans brought over more colonist, they brought over more of their customs, trade, and imperial tactics. Th more the Europeans were making their mark, the more the natives were pushed from their homes, causing further conflicts which lead to wars.
Map of South Africa
Map of Europe
South African Flag
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