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1 Powerpoint Templates Page 1 Imperialism in Africa

2 Powerpoint Templates Page 2 Imperialism: policy of extending a country's power and influence –Takeover of a country/territory by a stronger country –The goal was to dominate the economic, cultural and political

3 Powerpoint Templates Page 3 Motives for Imperialism Economic: –Industrial Revolution –Provided access to Raw Materials –Need for New Markets –Growing Population

4 Powerpoint Templates Page 4 Motives for Imperialism Political: Military advantages Nationalism Expand Influence, Power, and increase Prestige

5 Powerpoint Templates Page 5 Motives for Imperialism Cultural: –Social Darwinism theory that individuals or groups achieve advantage over others as the result of genetic or biological superiority –“The White Man’s Burden” Western culture had an obligation to help those in need, whether the wanted it or not

6 Powerpoint Templates Page 6 Industrial Revolution Source for Raw Materials Markets for Finished Goods European Nationalism Missionary Activity Military & Naval Bases European Motives For Colonization Places to Dump Unwanted/ Excess Popul. Soc. & Eco. Opportunities Humanitarian Reasons European Racism “White Man’s Burden” Social Darwinism

7 Powerpoint Templates Page 7 Scramble for Africa 1870: European control 10% –David Livingstone –Henry Stanley –King Leopold II of Belgium The Congo established as private colony Ignites “Scramble for Africa”

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12 Powerpoint Templates Page 12 Berlin Conference ( ) –Agree on how to divide Africa –Only Liberia & Ethiopia remain independent


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