3. Examine imperialism in Africa. What were the major goals of the Europeans? Was Africa treated differently than other colonies? How did carving up Africa lead to tension among the European nations?
The goals of the many European countries was to concentrate on governing and developing the land they had gained by the fighting they have done to achieve it. After a brief moment of time, the Europeans had expanded their goals to large areas of lands that was already inhabited with a local presence. Then with that local presence the Europeans will take in command the kingdoms and local population to their own satisfaction. These goals of the European colonies were mainly in desire to inhabit the most amount of land possible before their rival countries do so. For the most part of the imperial history of Africa, Africa was not treated differently than other colonies. The only difference was the less amount of effort taken to develop more resources in Africa. Other than that the Africa was treated the same as the Europeans did with India, in which they had gotten rid of other European presence in the area and had governed for themselves. So Africa, like other places that were taken other by European presence in the end were decolonized, when the Europeans were down with their process. By carving up Africa, The Africa's had soon been forming a resistance to the Europeans. The first few methods to their resistances were political and diplomatic response to ease the pressure. But as there had been an urge of more European influences in the area, the Africans had started to used more military resistance to greater show their point. This tension between the Africans and Europeans had stayed for a couple of years, until it was resolved when the Africans got their freedom.
Maps-Imperialism in Africa
Pic Collage- Imperealism