Imperialism’s affect on Africa. Two Waves. First wave from late 1400’s to early 1800’s. Revolved around the West Coast and slave trade. . Impact of First Wave.
Did contribute to increased tribal warfare as neighbors are encouraged to fight each other for more slaves to trade.
Second Wave had to do with economic resources and claim of Empire. 1800’s – mid 1900’s. Solidified with 1888 Berlin Congress
Neocolonialism existed just as in Latin America but with much more control. Made African nations mine and farm for Europe. Disallowing their development into industry or other business.
Some argued against this new wave of imperialism either on economic or moral grounds…
Too expensive and benefits did not outweigh the costs
Nations believed in Enlightenment ideals and democracy…this was not representative of what European nations stood for.
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