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African Genocide Explained II - May 24

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University of Toronto St. George
Leslie Jermyn

African Genocide Explained II - Pressure in the merchants to provide constant supply - Capitalism: workers divorced from any way of living other than selling their labour for less than whats its worth - Mass production a result of controlled work conditions - Initially cheaply priced so demand increased (cheap to people with money) - Constant supply of raw materials and constant market demand is necessary for industrialized nations to prosper - Capitalists running out of supply and demand so they asked help from the state >> turned to colonialism - Trade relations from before but with the demands of industrialization, Europeans prompted into taking over foreign indigenous populations for a newer market and a source of labour and supply - Captured market, forced to buy only from mother country - Railways designed for the purpose of moving goods, not with the people (uniting them) in mind - Hospitals were made but they were very few, schools for the sake of educating the natives so that they can be easily manipulated into their side - Colonialism changed the relationships between the natives o Divide and rule conquer one group to coerce them into fighting another group through promises of privilege - Colonialism designed for import and export of goods as well as production (in Africa) - After conquering them, forced them into labour, producing specific goods,resources through taxation (cash, goods, labour) - Cash taxation in farming communities selling their produce for cash or have them send people off somewhere to work so that they can send back cash for the tax - Taxation in goods Belgians, ivory and rubber o Instead of using time to farm, they are forced to use all their time into rubber extraction and finding ivory
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