Why did European countries engage in imperialism?

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European countries engaged in imperialism for various reasons. One of the reasons for doing so was to fulfill economic needs. The Industrial Revolution led to advancements in science and technology, which resulted in economic growth. The transport sector grew, and there were significant improvements in shipbuilding and railroad construction. These factors resulted in European countries experiencing economic growth, which led them to search for new regions for expansion.

Political, religious, and social needs that encouraged the building of empires resulted in the expansion policy. European nations used annexation and military force to rule the Americas, Africa, and Asia. Great Britain had the most colonies in the early twentieth century. It is noteworthy that imperialism had a detrimental impact on the colonized nations and world peace.

There were several reasons why European countries engaged in imperialism. One reason was the desire for raw materials. When the Europeans set up...

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