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Imperialism and Free Trade: Rise of Neo-imperialism- Part II: Scramble for Africa

Imperialism and Free Trade: Rise of Neo-imperialism- Part II: Scramble for Africa The “Scramble for Africa” was the invasion and occupation, colonization and annexation of African territory by European powers during the period of New Imperialism, between the 1880’s and the start of World War I. In 1870, 10 percent of Africa was under European […]

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FACTORS CONSTRAINING DEVELOPMENT OF AFRICA

  FACTORS CONSTRAINING DEVELOPMENT OF AFRICA The African continent makes up 6% of the Earth’s surface and 20% of the land mass. The 54 countries in Africa together have a population of about one billion or about 14% of the population of the world. Close to 1000 different languages are spoken on the continent. Africa’s […]

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Factors constraining development of Latin America

Factors constraining development of Latin America Factors constraining development of Latin America Internal Factors Lack of well-demarcated boundaries: Lack of well-demarcated boundaries of Latin American states since colonial days has also been major cause of disputes especially after the valuable natural resources were discovered in these areas. The cause of Acre crisis between Bolivia and […]

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Imperialism and Free Trade: Rise of Neo-imperialism: Part I

Imperialism and Free Trade: Rise of Neo-imperialism- Part I Imperlialism Imperialism is “a policy of extending a country’s power and influence through colonisation, use of military force, or other means”. Two major subtypes of imperialism: The first is the “regressive imperialism” identified with pure conquest, unequivocal exploitation, extermination or reductions of undesired peoples, and the […]

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