Colonialism Essay | European Colonization During the Nineteenth Century

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European Colonization During the Nineteenth Century

Summary: Explains the motives behind European expansion during the 18th and 19th centuries. Discusses how colonization gave western Europe an economic boost. Analyzes other reasons behind the quest for new colonies.
Motivation for Expansion

During the nineteenth century, the Industrial Revolution gave certain countries in Western Europe a big boost of economic power. France, Britain, Italy, and Germany emerged as industrialized powers, with high population and high production. During a time when Social Darwinism was popular, it was only natural that these nations compete with each other for survival. The most important motivation for Europeans to colonize during the 19th and 20th centuries was to strengthen their own countries in order to compete with the other European powers.

One of the major ways a colony can strengthen a nation is by providing it with another economic market. As a result of Industrialization, production was too high for consumer demand in Europe. Jules Ferry wrote an appeal to the French, urging colonization. In his appeal he wrote, "The European consumer-goods market is saturated: unless we declare...

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