What was the main reason for European colonization of Africa?


Rosalyn Rosenbloom   |   Member since 2014  |  10+ Answers Submitted  |  ✔ Verified

The reasons for African colonisation were mainly economic, political and religious. During this time of colonisation, an economic depression was occurring in Europe, and powerful countries such as Germany, France, and Great Britain, were losing money.

and the continuation of Africa as a source of raw materials for European industry. Colonial powers later focused on abolishing slavery, developing infrastructure, and improving health and education.

Similarly, why did Europe want to colonize Africa quizlet? industrialization interested the Europeans - they saw Africa as a place to get resources for their own industrial ambitions, where nations could compete for new markets for their goods, and where they could get many raw materials. Consequently, the Europeans seized areas of Africa.

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Caitlyn Ellis   |   Member since 2007  |  10+ Answers Submitted  |  ✔ Verified

Also know, what are the reasons for European colonization?

There are three main reasons for European Exploration. Them being for the sake of their economy, religion and glory. They wanted to improve their economy for instance by acquiring more spices, gold, and better and faster trading routes. Also, they really believed in the need to spread their religion, Christianity.


Johnathan Connor   |   Member since 2020  |  10+ Answers Submitted  |  ✔ Verified

Why Africa has no history?

According to this imperial historiography, Africa had no history and therefore the Africans were a people without history. They propagated the image of Africa as a 'dark continent'. It was argued at the time that Africa had no history because history begins with writing and thus with the arrival of the Europeans.


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How long did colonialism last in Africa?

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    Who came to America first?

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