Colonialism impacted Africa in many ways. One impact was in the area of religion. The Europeans saw a great opportunity to spread Christianity to Africa. Missionaries went to Africa to spread their religion. They believed they were helping to civilize the African people. They also offered humanitarian help in the form of medical care and education.
Another impact was the exploitation of the continent. Africa had many resources, including cotton and gold. The Europeans wanted these resources, so they could make products and enrich their treasuries. The colonies served as a marketplace for the products made in the European factories. Africa also became a source for slaves who were then sent to other regions of the world.
Unfortunately, colonization often brought conflict. The European countries often fought with one other over control of African land. The Europeans would then implement their political system in Africa once they gained control over these lands. Additionally, when the...
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