Between 1870 and 1914 were formed the
big colonial empires. The biggest empire
was the British and the second was
The conquest process
In 1830 come up the colonial idea,
England conquered India and France
started to attack Argel.
In 1885 was the Berlin Confederation, and
the African States were distributed to the
first European States.
At first of XX century the empire conquer
was finished, there were few free states,
Ethiopia and Liberia in Africa and the
greatest empires in Asia, like China or
South America got the liberty of Spain and
Portugal, but it depended on the money of
them and later of the USA.
The big empires
There were two european empires:
- French Empire
There were a smaller empires too :
EEUU wasn´t an european empire, but it was
The imperialisms shock
The colonial career increased the tensions
between the European powers and
threatened the peace between them.
The colonies administration and
The consequences of the imperialism
were deep and they have lasted until
nowadays. The western people created
administration ways and economical
exploitation which changed deeply the
lifestyle in the settled regions.
The European countries setteled on the
setteld lands three ways of dominion:
• The colonies
• The protectorates
• The concesions
The settling of the european
administration had important results. The
settlers established the bases for a
modern administration which keeps on
preuciling. But they shaped the lands
without taking into account the tribe
differencies, or language or religious of the
native settlements. Which was a sousce of
conflict when the unsettlement happened.
The economic exploitation
The settlers appropiate the lands and they
turned them in big fields or they worked
the minerals subsoil wealth.
The native population provided cheap
The western authorities didn’t promote the
A racist society
Native people were dispossessed of their
lands and they turned into a marginalized
minority. In Australia and New Zeland
native people were subjected to and
In the other colonies, colonizes and
colonizers had lifes completely different.
- Occidental population was a small
group, but they had the main economical
- The native people were poor and they
didn’t have rigths.