Effects Of African American Imperialism

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Imperialism, a concept commonly confused with colonization, but quite different. Imperialism is a policy of extending a country’s power through military force or diplomacy. Republics, monarchies, and democracies have practiced imperialism. Imperialism helps a country grow, therefore giving it more power. Countries use imperialism in order to gain authority and gain as much land, money, goods, etc., as possible. Imperialism has started violence between imperialized places in Africa and their mother countries, created rivalries between different European countries, and breakdowns of traditions in imperialized areas.
Imperialism has created rivalries between many European countries. Source three states, “The Berlin Conference: Intense rivalries …show more content…

Source four states, “African forces in general fought with bows, arrows, spears, swords, old rifles, and cavalries; the European forces, beneficiaries of the technical fruits of the Industrial Revolution, fought with more deadly firearms, machines guns, new rifles, and artillery guns,” (Paragraph 12). The differences between Europe and Africa had caused violence, and the weapons that Europe used were much stronger and powerful than the Africans’. This heightened the simplicity of taking over Africa. Source four states, “Consequently, African societies were in a state of flux, and many were organizationally weak and politically unstable. They were therefore unable to put up effective resistance against the European invaders,” (Paragraph 11). Europe had run down Africa so much through conflict that African societies eventually had to follow Europe. To conclude, Europe’s forces were so powerful that they were able to take over Africa through violence, and by doing this, Europe was able to pass on (and force) their culture onto the …show more content…

Source one states, “Impact of colonization: Negative一... Breakdown of tradition.” Africa was no longer able to keep all of their traditions, therefore changing their culture into someone else’s. Africa has kept much of its culture, but because of imperialism much of it has also been lost. Source four states, “Partly as a result of their origins in military conquest and partly because of the racist ideology of the imperialist enterprise, the colonial states were authoritarian, bureaucratic systems,” (Paragraph 13). Racism was shown to Africans from this event. White men found blacks less superior than themselves. Major inequality was introduced to Africans, due to the way the white men treated the Africans. Overall, much was taught and forced onto the Africans by the Europeans in order to degrade the Africans’ culture and make the Europeans’ more

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