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NEW IMPERIALISM: THE PARTITION OF AFRICA 1. AFRICA IS A FAIRLY SMALL CONTINENT THAT HAD DEVELOPED A UNIFIED CULTURE BEFORE EUROPEAN NATIONS BEGAN ESTABLISHING.

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1 NEW IMPERIALISM: THE PARTITION OF AFRICA 1. AFRICA IS A FAIRLY SMALL CONTINENT THAT HAD DEVELOPED A UNIFIED CULTURE BEFORE EUROPEAN NATIONS BEGAN ESTABLISHING COLONIES. AFRICA IS A LARGE CONTINENT THAT HAD NOT DEVELOPED A UNIFIED CULTURE BEFORE EUROPEAN COLONIZATION. (STILL IS NOT A UNIFIED CULTURE!)

2 QUESTION2 EUROPEAN EXPLORERS IN THE EARLY 1800s GAINED A COMPLETE UNDERSTANDING OF THE PEOPLES THEY MET. EUROPEAN EXPLORERS IN THE EARLY 1800S DID NOT GAIN A COMPLETE UNDERSTANDING OF THE PEOPLES THEY MET.

3 QUESTION 3 CHRISTIAN MISSIONARIES HELPED AFRICANS BY TEACHING THEM TO VALUE AFRICAN TRADITIONS. CHRISTIAN MISSIONARIES DID NOT TEACH ABOUT AFRICAN HISTORY / TRADITION. THE EMPHASIS INSTEAD WAS ON EUROPEAN CUTLURE.

4 QUESTION 4 AT THE BERLIN CONFERENCE, AFRICANS AND EUROPEANS AGREED THAT ALL OF AFRICA WOULD REMAIN FREE. AT THE BERLIN CONFERENCE, ONLY EUROPEANS PARTICIPATED (AFRICANS WERE NOT INVITED) AND ALL OF AFRICA WAS CARVED UP!

5 QUESTION 5 EUROPEAN NATIONS SCRAMBLED FOR AFRICAN COLONIES BECAUSE THEY NEEDED A PLACE FOR THEIR OVERGROWN POPULATIONS WANTED RESOURCES FOR FACTORIES AND MARKETS TO SELL THEIR GOOD!!! MONEY, MONEY, MONEY!

6 QUESTION 6 AFRICAN PEOPLE CALMLY ACCEPTED THE EUROPEANS AS RULERS! NO WAY! AFRICANS RESISTED EUROPEAN RULE/ DOMINATION! (UNSUCCESSFUL DUE TO LACK OF SOPHISTICATED WEAPONRY…)


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