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Which of the following is a reason for European colonization of Africa?
Europeans thought that the Africans would be better with their guidance.
The Europeans wanted to make up for slavery.
The Europeans wanted the natural resources of Africa.
The seizure and control of a country by another country is best referred to as
What was the purpose of the Berlin Conference?
to prevent further takeover of Africa
to emancipate slaves
to create a way to divide up Africa
to make a peace treaty
Which two European countries controlled the most African land?
Spain & Germany
France & Great Britain
France & Belgium
What is the definition of "assimilation"?
refusing to give up one's language for another one.
refusing to change religions even though you are ordered to do so.
giving up one's own customs and adopting those of another culture.
This was a series of meetings called by European leaders to divide up Africa between themselves without having to go to war, or fight each other, for it.
During the 1884 Berlin Conference, European leaders "partitioned" Africa. The "PARTITONING" of Africa describes how Africa was...
When European leaders "partitioned" Africa, what was often used to create the colonial divisions (the new artificial borders)?
convenient geographic features (along rivers, mountains...)
the input from the African leaders
the input from the ethnic groups living in that area
they kept the borders that existed before colonization
The Europeans had both ECONOMIC and POLITICAL reasons for Colonizing Africa. 2 Economic motives were...
slaves and land
Africa was close so they saved money when traveling
they needed Africa's natural resources and Africa was a new market to sell their goods/products
they wanted to spread their Christianity and believed in Social Darwinism
"Nationalism" was a political reason that drove European countries to colonize Africa. Each European country wanted to have the most colonies. Nationalism is...
a strong pride in ones country
when citizens migrate to other countries
a strong sense of sorrow and sadness when a nation loses a war
similar to a civil war but involves several groups of people fighting each other within the same country