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IMPERIALISM AND COLONISATION: SCRAMBLE FOR AFRICA

IMPERIALISM AND COLONISATION: 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 1880s and the start of World War I. In 1870, 10 percent of Africa was under European control; by 1914 it was 90 percent […]

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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 contribution […]

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FACTORS CONSTRAINING DEVELOPMENT OF LATIN AMERICA

FACTORS CONSTRAINING DEVELOPMENT OF LATIN AMERICA Factors constraining development of Latin America: Internal Factors: Development models After the war of independence was completed in the early 19th century, Latin American nations adopted what was called the development model of exporting primary products. After the Great Depression broke out in 1929, particularly after the Second  World […]

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IMPERIALISM AND FREE TRADE: RISE OF NEO-IMPERIALISM

IMPERIALISM AND FREE TRADE: RISE OF NEO-IMPERIALISM IMPERIALISM 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 settlement of […]

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