What was the significance of the Berlin Conference (1884-85) in the division of East and West Africa?

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  • connie
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    1 decade ago
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    The Berlin Conference of 1884-85 was basically convened to partition Africa among the colonial powers. Africans were not present, nor did they have a say in the proceedings. This conference laid the groundwork for the now familiar politico-geographical map of Africa. The results of the conference were:

    1. the delay of the independence of the African nations

    2. the integration of European culture into African nations in a way that could never be eliminated.

    The specifics:

    Bismarck wanted not only to expand German spheres of influence in Africa but also to play off Germany's colonial rivals against one another to the Germans' advantage. Of these fourteen nations, France, Germany, Great Britain, and Portugal were the major players in the conference, controlling most of colonial Africa at the time.

    The French dominated most of West Africa, and the British East and Southern Africa. The Belgians acquired the vast territory that became The Congo. The Germans held four colonies, one in each of the realm's regions. The Portuguese held a small colony in West Africa and two large ones in Southern Africa.

    http://wysinger.homestead.com/berlinconference.htm...

  • 4 years ago

    Congress Of Berlin 1884

  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    Best Conference: West. The west always have more point totals. This year the 8 seed (kings) had more points than the caps panthers and senators. Divisions: Atlantic of course and the Pacific. It's tight between la, phoenix, dallas, and SAN JOSE! BQ: 1st: Detroit 2nd: New Jersey 3rd: San Jose Honorable Mention: Vancouver and pittsburgh

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