2 What We Will Learn Today: What European nations imperialized Africa?Who were the Boers?How did the Zulus respond to European imperialism?Why were Liberia and Ethiopia the only African nations to remain free?
3 Scramble for AfricaIn the 1870s the Belgians began to trade with Africans in the Congo.Fearing they would miss out on various raw materials, the other European nations scrambled to establish their presence on the continent.King Leopold
4 Scramble for Africa Berlin Conference In 1884, to avoid conflict amongst themselves, European leaders met at the Berlin Conference to set up rules for colonizing Africa. No Africans were invited.Berlin Conference
5 Scramble for Africa Berlin Conference The European powers agreed that before they could claim territory they would have to set up an outpost. Whoever was the first to build the outpost gained that area of land.Berlin Conference
7 Southern Africa AFRICA The Boers In the mid-1600s, Dutch farmers known as Boers settled in southern Africa in Cape Colony. The Boers built Cape Town as a supply station.In the 1700s, the Dutch herders and ivory hunters began to move north. The British then acquired Cape Colony in the early 1800s.BoersCape ColonyCape ColonyCapeTown
8 Southern Africa The Anglo-Boer War In the late 1800s, the discovery of gold and diamonds in the northern Boer territory set off the Anglo-Boer war.The war was from and involved bitter guerrilla fighting. The British won, but at a great cost.BritishBoers
11 Southern Africa The Zulus ShakaZuluIn the early 1800s in southern Africa, an African leader named Shaka conquered and united tribes to form the Zulu nation.ZuluNationCape ColonyCapeTown
12 Southern Africa The Zulus The Zulus were skilled and organized fighters. Shaka used his power and fought against European slave traders and ivory hunters.
13 Southern Africa The Zulus The Zulus also fought the Boers as they migrated north from Cape Colony.ZuluNationBoersCape ColonyCapeTown
14 Southern Africa The Anglo-Zulu War The Zulus came into conflict with the British as well. In 1879 the Zulus wiped out a British force at the battle of Isandlwana.
15 Southern Africa The Anglo-Zulu War However, it was not long before the superior weaponry of the British overtook the Zulus at the battle of Rorke’s Drift.
16 Southern Africa AFRICA European Territory In 1910, with southern Africa secure, the British established the Republic of South Africa and instituted apartheid.Apartheid – government policy calling for separation of the races.SouthAfricaCape ColonyCapeTown
17 Europeans In Africa Britain France Germany Italy Belgium Portugal By 1914PortugalSpain
18 Britain’s claims in Africa were second in size only to France, but included heavily populated areas with greater natural resources.British TerritoryBritain controlled Egypt because of its strategic location.
19 France was very powerful in North Africa, and later spread into West and Central Africa. The territory France controlled was as large as the United States.French Territory
20 The newly formed German empire had to fight many battles against African natives to take lands in the southern half of Africa.German TerritoryGermany would lose its colonial territories after its loss in World War I.
21 The Italians crossed the Mediterranean and conquered Libya The Italians crossed the Mediterranean and conquered Libya. They then took Somaliland in the horn of Africa, but were beaten badly by the Ethiopians.Italian Territory
22 King Leopold and other wealthy Belgians exploited the riches of the Congo, and brutalized the natives. Many Africans were enslaved, beaten, and killed.Belgium Territory
23 Although the leaders of the old imperialism, the African claims of the Portuguese and Spanish were minimal.Portuguese TerritorySpanish Territory
24 Liberia and Ethiopia Independent Africans After the slave trade was outlawed, abolitionists in the United States promoted the idea of returning freed slaves to Africa.In the early 1800s, President Monroe helped free slaves settle in Liberia. The former slaves named the capital city Monrovia in his honor.PresidentMonroe
26 Liberia and Ethiopia Independent Africans The Ethiopians kept their freedom through a successful military resistance. Emperor Menelik II modernized the army, along with roads, bridges, and schools.When the Italians invaded they were defeated so badly by Menelik that no other Europeans tried to take Ethiopia.
28 Effects of Imperialism Positive ResultsNegative Results1. Unified national states created1. Encouraged tribal wars by creating artificial borders2. Improved medical care, sanitation, and nutrition2. Created population explosion famine3. Increased agricultural production3. Produced cash crops needed by Europeans, and not food for Africans4. Improved transportation and communication facilities4. Exploited natural resources: minerals, lumber, rubber, human rights.5. Expanded educational opportunities5. Downgraded traditional African culture westernization
29 A positive effect of European imperialism was the introduction of moderntransportation and communicationsystems, such as telegraphs, railroads,and telephones.E. Napp
30 European medicine and improved nutrition The introduction ofEuropean medicine and improved nutritionled to an expansion of population.E. Napp
31 However, there were many negative effects of European Imperialism on Africa. African peoples were treatedas inferior to Europeans.E. Napp
32 Europeans divided Africa and ignored the tribal, ethnic, and cultural boundariesof the African people. This has led totribal conflicts in many African nationsthat continue to this day.E. Napp
33 Effects of Imperialism European Imperialism by 1914BritainFranceGermanyBelgiumHome Area(Square Miles)94,000212,600210,00011,800Home Population(Millions)45.54267.58.3Global Colonial Area(Millions of Sq. Miles)184.108.40.206.94Global Colonial Population (Millions)4706513
34 Effects of Imperialism European Imperialism by 1914RegionPercentage ColonizedAustralia100%Africa90.4%Asia56.5%Americas27.2%