African American Imperialism

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European involvement in Africa was unbeatably imperialism. Once can be so certain of this due to the manner in which Europe interacted with the African people and their endowed resources. This profound interaction can definitely be described as imperialism especially because European powers created an incredibly disparate economic situation in Africa through striking fear into African lives—making them obey by force, or die. Although European powers reasoned their motives in intervening in Africa by describing the Three Cs (spreading Christianity, commerce, and civilization). The Three Cs were drawn up at this time during the Belgium Conference in 1876 that was established in order to coordinate African division. Although their
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I believe that this is due to the manner in which the European powers left. Instead of teaching the Africans how to properly run a government, an economy, and how to effectively harness and utilize natural resources, the Europeans simply packed up and left the Africans. As a result of having multitudes of natural resources and not knowing what to do with them, in addition to not having proper knowledge on how to lead a government, the countries of Africa faced decades of economic hardship. Nonetheless, with the knowledge of the value of natural resources such as minerals, coals, and more, the struggle to gain control of these goods for money exponentially grew. Due to this, people struggled for power. In South Africa, for example, the white minority executed power under apartheid, a system that separated whites from other South African groups. As a result, the whites maintained power, and more importantly, retained the wealth that South Africa had to offer. As a result, the whites became richer, and the other groups became poorer. Despite the end of apartheid, South Africa still has one of the highest income inequality gaps in the world today, showing that the effects of imperialism still plague Africa. I believe poverty is so prevalent throughout Africa because of the lack of education. If people knew how to properly run a government and maintain a meaningful …show more content…
As a result, diseases such as malaria and other water born illnesses have rapidly spread throughout the region. Due to this, nearly 10,000 have died in Amwabique. This death toll is not only unacceptable, but the lack of clean water affects social and economical development. The economical issue is massive, as women and children are forced to leave their villages and often have to walk miles just to receive water—regardless if it is clean or not. As a result, women are not able to participate in the economy, and children often do not attend school. Due to the lack of education, the children will not able to receive good jobs and edge their way out of poverty. The cycles then continues in a vicious manner. Likewise, economic development is lost as people spend hours simply trying to stay alive by looking for water. Socially, children are unable to simply be kids, and mothers, who make the majority of water gatherers, are unable to be in their villages and take a motherly role. More importantly, people will spend less time sick, letting them work toward a better life that escapes the hands of poverty. Likewise, access to clean water can potentially lead to more crop security, which can help end hunger in certain African regions. I personally believe that the government of Amwabique should open its doors to international clean water organizations that have to potential and

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