Colonies provided food, resources, minerals and human labour: god and cultural motives: the desire to spread the christian faith was part of the colonizing drive. Language, culture and religion were gifts from the colonizers: glory, prestige motive: colonies stood as symbols of greatness for a mother country. Malvinas islands (falkland islands), off the coast of. Argentina still belongs to england: strategic motives: some colonies were used to protect the mother country s investments and borders, surplus population motive: other colonies served as outlets for a mother country s surplus and undesirable population. Internal colonialism when one feels inferior due to their culture being less recognized/important as western culture: death/ displacement of people: due to the slave trade as the hands of. European weapons and diseases: inequality: due to unequal access to land and employment as a result of racism and discrimination. Race and class intertwined: conflict: due to the artificial drawing of state boundaries.