Broader Impact Of Colonization On African Continent

1292 Words Dec 12th, 2016 6 Pages
Amy Musah
Dr. Konadu
History 122 December, 2016 Broader Impact of colonization on African Continent According to the dictionary, colonialism may be defined as the policy or practice of acquiring full or partial political control over another country, occupy it settlers, and exploit it economically. Colonialism between the 1870s and 1900s had a massive impact on African communities. Therefore, I am studying effect of colonialism because I want to find out its impacts in order to understand the transformation it brought to the African continent based on our readings, films and class discussions. As present, the African continent continue to face serious economic, social and military challenges, even after attaining their political independence from European colonists. In this essay, I will demonstrate that colonialism broadly and adversely affected the socio-economic and military status on the African continent.
Politically
During the 1800s, the African continent began to face Europeans extending their power and influence through military force and military occupation which eventually led to the conquest and colonization of Africa. The Europeans merchants were more interested in the resources of the African continent rather than the value of the people. During the transatlantic slave, which occurred between the 15th and 19th century, most European merchants valued property and goods…
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