The Importance Of Imperialism In Africa

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“If there is something in these utterances more than youthful inexperience, more than a lack of factual knowledge, what is it? Quite simply it is the desire -- one might indeed say the need -- in Western psychology to set Africa up as a foil to Europe, as a place of negations at once remote and vaguely familiar, in comparison with which Europe 's own state of spiritual grace will be manifest. This need is not new; which should relieve us all of considerable responsibility and perhaps make us even willing to look at this phenomenon dispassionately. - Chinua Achebe
Laying directly under the Sahara Desert, Africa’s Sub-Saharan region lies on the Northern section of Africa, consisting over fifty different countries. Before Africa’s Sub-Saharan
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By pushing industrialization and maintaining dominion over raw materials, sovereign countries have managed to sustain their economic supremacy.
After the end of Africa’s pre-colonial era, the country’s Sub-Saharan area was subjected to external causes lead by Europe’s, “Scramble for Africa” beginning in 1870. By 1914, the entire region was enduring European imperialism. One of the most effective components involved when discussing Africa’s inability to reach industrialized affluence, relates directly to encountering colonialism. The appearance of imperialism in Africa proved to be the external catalyst, leading into the region’s difficulties that the Sub-Saharan continues to struggle with,
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After having separated native tribes from different ethnic and cultural backgrounds and placed them together to form one political identity, decolonization became much more difficult to achieve. The intrusion of European colonists forced native African tribes to inherit unknown, European political and judicial systems.
Moreover, in native African tribes throughout the Sub-Saharan region, people place their governmental and judicial emphasis on the nature of traditionalism and tribal community values. However, due to native African concepts directly conflicting with colonialism’s individuality-based principles, the Sub-Saharan region is unable to maintain governmental or judicial legitimacy.
After developing their colonial settlements, European colonies fought against one another in attempts to increase their success in the international trading market and dominate the race to industrialization. In addition, colonial industrialization has proved to be a major factor for countries striving for international and socio-economic dominance. In Osei Bonsu’s article, “The Missing Variable in the Economic Development of Sub-Saharan Africa” he states

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