Motives of European imperialism (cultural (These Europeans argued that…
Motives of European imperialism
These Europeans argued that humanity was divided into distinct peoples
they were teaching Africans good government, European customs, and Christian values.
Some imperialists even believed their actions in Africa were noble and saw it as their duty to educate.
Darwin argued that species that are more fit for their environment will survive and reproduce.
due to the struggles between nations and races they applied to Darwin's theory
Social Darwinism states that certain nations or races are more fit than others
Darwinism showed discrimination against citizens.
The rise of Germany and Italy as European powers helped to the new imperialism. Both nations jumped into the race for colonies to assert their status as great powers.
As France expanded its control over West and Central Africa, Britain began to expand its colonial empire to block the French people.
Nationalism had its part in the rise of the new imperialism.
European leaders thought that controlling the colonies would gain them more respect from other leaders
Nationalism also helped the rise of the new imperialism.
several European nations profited from the slave trade in Africa.
Europeans looked to Africa instead as a source for raw materials.
During the Industrial Revolution, Europeans needed materials such as coal and metals to manufacture goods.
resources were available in Africa.
To gather and export these natural resources
the drive for colonisation sometimes came from ambitious individuals, rather than from European governments.
Nouf Al-Alshaikh, Haifa Alrajhi, Basma Alshehri