The reason why Europeans felt entitled to rule Africa : (Economic…
The reason why Europeans felt entitled to rule Africa :
European imperialists felt superior and higher than non-Europeans.
Most Europeans believed that people of European
descent were biologically superior to people of
African or Asian descent.
Europeans were convinced that humanity was
divided into distinct races, and
there were significant biological differences
between the races.
The results of their beliefs were:
They saw it as their duty to educate those
people they considered lower than them.
They referred to their influence in Africa as “the white man’s
Believed that their rule in Africa was justified because they were
teaching Africans good government, their customs and religion.
Imperialists often applied Charles Darwin’s theory of natural selection to the struggle between nations and races. (Survival of the fittest).
Africa reflected struggles for power in Europe,
long-term rivalry between France
As france has control west and central Africa the Britain began to expand its colonial empire to block the French.
Nationalism also contributed to the rise
of the new imperialism.
Eurpeans gained the slave trade of africa
Europeans looked to Africa instead as a source
for raw materials.
Europeans needed metals and coals to produce goods.
these resources were available in Africa
European gained their independence that led them to be
business people , they developed their own