European Colonists and Africans

1018 Words Feb 19th, 2018 4 Pages
Although, the common person may have thought civilizing was occurring, realistically that was not the case. Africans were being abused, sold into slavery, and stripped of their cultural norms by the colonists’ religion, Christianity. With constant pressures from Europe, Africa was unable to develop because of population loss, new dependence on European imports as opposed to domestic production, and warfare that was created as a result of European colonists establishing superimposed boundaries between nations. These boundaries disregarded relations between various African ethnic groups and therefore resulted in warfare because conflicting ethnic groups were often included same nation. Because of the constant instability between ethnic groups, development was hindered the majority of the nation was constantly using its available resources towards war rather than development. Furthermore, with the lack of resources being allocated towards development the African nations would fall behind the rest of the European and North American…
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