Wednesday, December 5, 2007

"The Scramble for Africa"

The scramble of Africa was indirectly caused by the Industrial Revolution. With so many European Nations reaching great heights in production Europe was eventually sucked dry of resources and Europeans were forced to find an alternative. The alternative was Africa. Mainly France, Germany, England, Italy, Portugal, Spain and Belgium all went after Africa all settling in somewhat different regions. With their advance technology and vast well equipped armies the Europeans easily took over Africa and depending on what region they were in had different effects on the African people. If you went to Africa you would notice North Africa near Spain in places such as Morocco have a very Hispanic culture while South Africa retains some English culture.

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