What were the outcomes of the Berlin conference?

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The Berlin Conference was aimed at assisting European powers to stay ahead of the emerging Russian, American, and Japanese powers. It also sought to regulate European activities in Africa, which provided them with an opportunity to expand with regards to their territory. The idea was to limit European conflicts in...

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The Berlin Conference was aimed at assisting European powers to stay ahead of the emerging Russian, American, and Japanese powers. It also sought to regulate European activities in Africa, which provided them with an opportunity to expand with regards to their territory. The idea was to limit European conflicts in light of collective interest in Africa.

The conference fueled the "Scramble for Africa." The situation introduced colonialism to Africa and foreign territorial boundaries, which eventually created nations after independence. The participating nations expedited their campaigns in Africa and coerced rulers into signing treaties that gave them access to their lands and resources. Many territories were conquered by the Europeans in their push for expansion and domination in Africa. In a few years after the conference, much of Africa fell under European rule and was divided among the different European powers.

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