Imperialism in Africa. [Image source: http://www.bcpl.net/~sullivan/modules/imperial/images/imperialism.gif]. Imperialism. Latin word from the days of the Roman empire domination of a country’s political, economic, and social life by another country.
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Latin word from the days of the Roman empire
domination of a country’s political, economic, and social life by another country
4. White Man’s Burden
“Take up the White Man’s burden –Send forth the best ye breed –Go bind your sons to exileTo serve your captives’ need;To wait in heavy harnessOn fluttered folk and wild –Your new-caught, sullen peoples,Half-devil and half-child.”
- Rudyard Kipling
Initially, European holdings were limited to coastal areas near the mouths of rivers along the trade routes to Asia.
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The travels of these explorers allowed their respective nations to lay claim to those lands.[Image source: http://homepage.ntlworld.com/maps-at-anona/davidlivingstone2.gif]
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- succeeded in deflecting European attention and aggression outward
- resulted in the partitioning of Africa
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Britain acquired in Africa.Southern Africafrom the Dutchduring the Napoleonic Wars, in an effort to maintain their trade routes to their empire in the Orient.
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Mediterranean Sea and East Asia.Great Britain gained control of the canal in 1875 when Egypt sold its shares to pay off some debts.
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- Hillaire Belloc
Many people, such as Britain’s competitors in colonization, the French, hoped that Britain would fail miserably in their efforts to establish a global empire.
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The French also ran into difficulties when they tried to defeat Samory Touré, the “Black Napoleon” of the Western Sudan, in the late-nineteenth century.
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Leopold was able to claim the Congo for Belgium because he promoted the fiction that his rule would be benign. In reality, the colony became one large plantation producing rubber.
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Much against Chancellor Bismarck’s desire, nationalist groups in Germany succeeded in driving Germany into the ranks of Imperialist powers in Africa.
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