The Long Term Effects Of European Imperialism After The Berlin Conference

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The Long-Term Effects of European Imperialism after the Berlin Conference

In 1885 at Berlin, the major european powers meet together, each seeking to increase their influence on the world by taking control of the African continent. Europe had a grip on Africa until a series of African independence movements in the 1960s. Between that time the native people of each African colony were treated differently and used for different purposes. Compare and Contrast how each European country used and treated the people of their respective colonies.

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Between the years 1884 and 1885, the nations of Great Britain, France, Germany, Belgium, Portugal and the Netherlands had a series of meetings together in Berlin in order to safeguard their commercial interests in Africa. These meetings are referred to as the Berlin Conference. The 4 major players in the conference were Great Britain, France, Portugal, and Belgium. Germany lost handed their colony of German East Africa to Great Britain after losing World War I. African people were now under control of whoever colonized them. Each colony was used for different purposes, and each Colonizer treated their people with a varied degree of harshness. Compare and Contrast how each European country used and treated the people of their respective colonies. To research this to topic, the valued resources…
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