Positive And Negative Effects Of Colonialism In Africa

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1. Arusha Declaration was a declaration made by Nyerere in 1967. It consisted of self-rule tactics with little to no help from outside nations. Economic affluence was based on community sharing, a form of socialism.
2. Felix Houphouet-Boigny was a protest leader in one of France’s colonies. He took a different approach with separation from Europeans. Instead of turning to socialistic administration, Felix stressed the importance of maintaining a healthy with European rulers so economic development continues.
3. Gezira cotton-growing scheme was a large irrigation project that began in Sudan. It was used to produce a large amount of the country’s cash crops. This project was used in other nations of Africa after witness its success in Sudan.
4. Cash crops are crops grown for sale rather than personal use. Cash crop agriculture was virtually inexistent before European invasion into Africa. This was the main method of African exploitation that led to economic downfalls for many nations, limiting African profit from their own land.
5. Relationship between industry and wealth was not what it was perceived to be. The perception of the relationship between industry and wealth was having wealth correlated
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The most harmful impact of colonialism on Africa was losing self-rule. The loss of independence hindered Africans greatly because they didn’t have the opportunity to develop on their own. They didn’t have the opportunity to properly urbanize and choose which outside aid they would like to form foundations with or mimic. They lost the opportunity to grow and learn from failure. So when independence was given, no one knew what to do. There were some positives though, one being the construction of transportation routes via railroads and roads. Another positive was the education of the African elite by European missionaries, which led to the expelling of European leadership in

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