Europeans Imperialize Africa In The 1800s

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In the 1800s European decided it was a good idea to forcefully imperialize Africa. They divided Africa into colonies of which, only two are independent from other countries. The main reasons that Europeans conquered the colonies in Africa was because of Nationalism, raw materials and the economy. Nationalism is he feeling of pride and loyal to a nation. This would evidently lead to competition with other nations on who has more power. Imperialism was one of these so called competition. “It would be wise if we Germans would learn about colonial skills from our Anglo-Saxon [British] cousins and would begin - in a friendly competition - to strive after them” (Freidrich Fabri). Fabri used competition to motivate to “strive after” the British.

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