World War I: Nationalism Among African People

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Nationalism among the African people was made possible by the after effects and events that stemmed from World War I. At the time, the majority of Africa had been colonized by Europeans, which meant that although Africa had nothing to do with the rivaling European powers, the entire continent would later become an important part of the war efforts. The large amounts of African manpower and resources that had been reserved for World War I and European ideals led many African colonial subjects of Africa to anticipate a better world after the war. They were sorely disappointed; however, their rapidly decreasing views of the colonial rulers and the developing concept of Pan-Africanism contributed much to the result of a strengthened and more unified
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