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CCOT Imperialism in Africa

Discuss the Changes and Continuities In africa during the time period 1850-1950.

daniel rahbar

on 3 April 2011

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Transcript of CCOT Imperialism in Africa

Imperialism in Africa In the Beggining of the Time period, most African nations were explored and take over for the neccesity of slave labor, especially in the new Americas Because as Industrialization grew worldwide, so did the need for cheap labor 1859- England creates the Suez Canal, and helps Egypt take control of sudan Because England wanted a trade route to India and Asia, and Africa showed no potential source of trade or profits Algeria, Tunisia, and Morroco fell to the control of the French England, Belgum, and Germany began to also imperialize African nations The "Race for Africa" began, as European countries began to realize that spheres of influence could be set up in Africa to help extend theit empires 1885-The berlin Conference is held to end disputes between European nations over control of African countries Many European countries began to fight with each other over the control of Africa, and the disputes needed to be neutralized to prevent war mid 1900's- African countries began to win
independence through rebellion,
or negligence by the mother
countries Africans wanted independence, and as the African nations became less and less profitable and important, the mother countries released their control over the nations Overall, the things that stayed the same through the time period is a foreign nation intervening in Africa, and the lack of resources for Africa to start up its own economy and empire. What changed is how Africa was viewed politically, and how Africa was seen as a profitable investment for the mother country
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