Scramble for Africa


Scramble for Africa

R O H A N K A U L , J A S O N T E W

Berlin Conference of 1884


Called to negotiate questions

Major western powers


Division of Africa

 Afterwards, it was divided up into 50 irregular countries. es/KISH_25_575.gif


Mainly from economic and military dominance

Not a lot of alliances in Africa, so it was divide and conquer. h_military_band_handover-ceremony_iraq.jpg


The belief that one’s ethnicity is centrally important.

Led to a civil war

Mainly applies after the British had left. m.jpg?w=297&h=349

Europe’s reasons for controlling Africa

Mainly for it’s natural resources.


Wanted to create a large overseas empire.


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Conference, 1884–1985. New York: Longmans,

Green. ISBN 0837132878 (1981, New ed. edition).

Kevin Shillington, Encyclopedia of African history,

(CRC Press: 2005), p.1406.

R, Robinson, J.Gallagher and A. Denny, Africa and the Victorians, London, 1965, Page. 175.

Kevin Shillington, History of Africa: Revised Second

Edition, (New York: Macmillian Publishers Limited,

2005), 301