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African Imperialism The European colonization of the continent of Africa was horrible for the African people and led the way for their race to be discriminated against for many years to come Each country in Europe wanted to be part of the imperialistic race and this led to the decimation of many African cultures One could argue that the Europeans brought with them to Africa such things as roads transportation and communications but what they destroyed outweighs these ten to one European powers such as Britain France and Germany were the main imperialist powers in Africa during the late 1800s All of these countries were in a constant struggle to become the most powerful to have the most riches and control over high abundances of the natural resources of Africa Africa was at the time inhabited by many different groups of natives and only small portions of these groups were large or powerful This profusion of small and weak tribes made conquering easy for the more advanced Europeans which then led to the Europeans taking over the natural resources and eventually controlling much of the land This takeover of the land led to many wars fought by the tribes and Europeans which then showed the way for the slaughter of thousands of African natives Many tribes were destroyed completely by these wars and even more were just weakened and forced to give their land to Europeans These Europeans then stripped the land of its natural resources and shipped them back to their home country just to add more money to their already outstanding treasuries Not only did these Europeans cause great destruction to the Africans of that time they also shattered the freedom of Africans to come later This first imperialism led the way for a form of government known as Apartheid The apartheid rule cataloged the people of Africa according to three racial
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