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Why did Europeans colonize Africa?

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Why did Europeans colonize Africa? The central regions of Africa were not properly explored until the middle of the 1800s. As the continent was explored, it was colonized by European countries seeking territories to exploit and bring them riches. The British, Dutch, French and Portuguese all established colonies near the coast, and later inland.

The slave trade had destroyed the structure of many once-powerful African nations, and they were unable to resist the Europeans with their modern weapons. Germany, Belgium and Italy all joined in the scramble to capture new lands in Africa.

Powerful tribes such as the Zulus mounted strong resistance to the invading colonial armies. The Zulu leader Shaka fought several successful battles against the British before final defeat.


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Category: Education  - ( Education Archive)

Date Added: 04 January '12


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