An example of the negative effects of European imperialism is the concept of foreign rule. Most European nations practiced either indirect or direct rule. Direct rule is when a foreign power replaces the government of a group of people with their own government, directly ruling the population. Indirect rule is similar, but instead of overthrowing the current government, the foreign government uses “puppet” traditional leaders in place of foreign leaders so as to effectively rule the population with...
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...of their land outweighs the positives of imperialism. Due to their political limitations, most of Africa was not able to gain independence until some time after World War II, and even after gaining independence, the majority of independent African nations were left without any experienced rulers. This resulted in major power struggles and instability. The robbing of African land left many unable to feed themselves and in poverty. All of these problems which stem from European imperialism create an illusion that Africa is a poor country with an unstable government that cannot support itself. In reality, Africa is a beautiful continent comprised of a number of smaller countries which each have their own problems. Though some countries do fit this stereotypical depiction of Africa, a large number are modern and rich countries which are home to a diverse group of people.
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