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Janary 12 Scramble for Africa.doc

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Neville Panthaki

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Scramble for Africa January 12 2010
1) 1880-1914 (European competition)
2) Progress of which industrial revolution is linked to the imperialism because it
increased the wealth of the people
3) Bringing order to chaos ( Lack of borders)
Geometric borders
Ethno cultural groups being divided outside a unit ( more than 190)
Bound diversity ( with no prior history of cohabitation cultures were put
together therefore problems arose)
Lack of geographic unity ( natural common resources we either all included
in one unit to the detriment of another nation or split)
10000 ( African units) ------ 40 ( after colonialism)
Indirect Rule
Self sustaining colony (maximize profit, empires are expensive, maximum
exploitation, more efficient 0
Industry was generally put in the hands of one commercial enterprise
( industrialization)
Order, tax, logistic ( track lines) ->
Cultural imprint is minimal ( because of the type of rule, regression of living
standard , education and economic ability led to stagnation lack of development
leads to compounded complex problems
North ( represent ½ the population)
Muslim ( religion)
Hoousa ( lingual)
Filani ( feudal power land ownership land and serf lacking education)
West (Lagos)
Native ( Tribal or Christian)
Eastern ( most migrant, most educated most absorbed in the imperial system of ed)
Tribal or Christian
Village unit that operated autonomously
Administered in a very indirect way
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