- Jan 2015
- Large Fields
Imperialism is something that civilizations practiced since their dawn. But, one of the most well known ones are the European colonization of Africa. The question here is, why didn't it occur earlier. You could argue it happened through Roman conquests, but let's not include that since their and our concepts of Africa differ. For me, it is weird that Asian and American colonization occurred earlier. They were more further away, and the Europeans still had the economic and military capability to conquer Africa. Africa had resources including ivory, mineral deposits, and slaves that are very profitable as well as the peoples' lack of technology to counter the European invaders. Indeed Europe occupied some ports in North and West Africa, but it didn't began the large-scale colonization until the French Conquest of Algeria in 1830. What are your thoughts?