Colonialism in Africa Term Paper

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Events in Europe's social, political, and economic environments caused Africa to go through a rapid process of colonization in the interval of 1880 to 1900.

By the late 1800s, Africa had been sandwiched between different nations: the Turks had Tunisia, Egypt and Libya; Spain possessed NW Africa; whilst France claimed settlements in Senegal, Cote d'Ivore, Benin, and some of Algeria. Now, Britain claimed pieces of it, as, by 1880s, did Europe. Liberia and Ethiopia remained locally governed, but the rest of Africa became a European domicile.

Colonization of Africa had come about due to exploration of the 'dark continent' revealing its values. Another cause had been European settlers settling throughout Africa in order to discourage Arabs and Africans from trading humans as slaves. These settlers sought to establish alternate lucrative means of trade and industry to replace the lucrative peddling of humans. They also sought to educate the "dark continent" in order to maximize its output.

European colonization became a status quo continued until the end of World War I. Then tired and strength ebbing, Africa regained its independence quietly and incrementally through the course of the 1950s and 1960s.

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Promised and provided benefits of colonization included: an improved education system; arguably, Christian religion; a formalized monetary system (as opposed to bartering); construction of infrastructure (such as hospitals); and formal industries (such as agricultural, mining etc.).

The negatives of colonization included: exploitation of land and resources; the Europeans expropriating land that belonged to locals to themselves; abusing women and children; migration of African men who sought jobs outside their homes leading to disruption of family and communal life; and loss of African identity.

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