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Colonial Presence in Africa

Map of Africa in 1914 identifying colonial presence.
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  • Racism

Map of Africa in 1878 indicates far less colonial presence. At the Congress of Berlin in 1884, 15 European powers divided Africa among them. By 1914, these imperial powers had fully colonized the continent, exploiting its people and resources.

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