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What led to the Scramble for Africa?

Colonial powers in Europe scoured Africa in search of gold left by ancient civilizations.

Multiple European powers wanted African territory to create new ports along Asian trade routes.

New inventions and an economic slump in Europe led to the division of Africa for raw materials and new markets.

European imperial governments sought revenge for the Umayyad of Spain.

Is it C?

  • History -

    No, not C.

  • History -

    Well, your answer, C, is probably right. The "scramble" was for natural resources, not so much new markets. It's generally referred to as the Imperialistic period between 1881 and 1914. I was thinking of the fact that the first European efforts to establish ports in Africa was for ports along the sea route to Asia and "the Indies", but that was a few centuries earlier.

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