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What do you think the cake up front represents?. Why Africa?. Africa has many raw materials and natural resources not found in Europe including: cotton rubber ivory minerals including gold and diamonds. The Scramble for Africa. Berlin Conference (1884).

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What do you think the cake up front represents

What do you think the cake up front represents?


Why africa

Why Africa?

  • Africa has many raw materials and natural resources not found in Europe including:

    • cotton

    • rubber

    • ivory

    • minerals including gold and diamonds


The scramble for africa

The Scramble for Africa


Berlin conference 1884

Berlin Conference (1884)

  • meetings held in Berlin, Germany

  • European nations attended the conference.

  • African rulers DID NOT.

  • The European nations partitioned (divided) Africa amongst themselves.

  • Europeans owned almost ALL of Africa by the end of the conference.


The berlin conference

The Berlin Conference


Independence

Independence

  • European countries began to free their colonies in the 1950s

  • By 1960 - 27 free countries

  • By 1975 - 47 free countries


Problems after independence

Problems After Independence

  • Different ethnic and religious groups wanted to be in control of their new countries

  • This lead too many long, bloody civil wars throughout Africa

  • Lack of education also lead to problems because native African leaders were not prepared to run the new countries left in their control


Conflicts still continue today

Conflicts still continue today!


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