Imperialism Between Africa and Asia Essay

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Imperialism in Asia and Africa The imperialism in Asia and Africa that occurred in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s differed in reasons, scope, and impact on peoples and nations. Imperialism is when a mother country takes over a smaller nation or colony for political, social, and/or economic reasons. Imperialism has been a major force in shaping the modern world. The effects of Imperialism have been interpreted from a variety of viewpoints. This major Imperialism occurred during the late 19th Century and early 20th century. It had more negative effects in the modern world today then positive effects. While many countries in Asia and Africa are now similar because of how imperialism affected it, there are other ways that imperialism affected other countries, which is why Asia and Africa became so different despite starting out the same. The main reason why Africa was under imperialism was because European countries wanted more colonies to symbolize they had more power than everyone else, and Africa’s army was not nearly as strong as Europe’s. After Europe set up colonies all across the continent, there were many resources found. The slave trade was established in Africa while it was under the imperialism from Europe. Other important resources that were found in Africa were diamonds, especially in South Africa, and gold. Another key reason why Africa was under imperialism was because Europeans, not just the British, wanted to spread Christianity and religion wherever they conquered, and since Africa seemed uninfluenced by any form of religion, it seemed the perfect place to impose Christianity. Africa’s ports were also a major stopping point for most of the world, and Europe had ideas of spreading Christianity to the world and it would start one port at a time. Life in Africa became much more advanced than it was, and some parts of African life significantly

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