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Social Darwinism In Africa

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Before 1750 no European had dared to go down into Africa, consequently for the fear of catching some sort of disease. But why did the Western Europeans begin to imperialize in the 1800s when they had already taken over the India and much of the eastern continent. Imperialism in Africa really started with the idea of Social Darwinism, the need for raw materials and the fact that they had become technologically advanced. Social Darwinism is the thought that a certain race has evolved faster and better than the other, moreover, the lecture of Oxford University by John Ruskin proves that Darwinism is key to imperialism, he states, “England must either do or perish; she must found colonies as fast and as fat as she is able, formed of her most energetic
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