One reason many European countries colonized other lands and peoples is because many Europeancountries were running out of natural resources.
In Europe by the 1500s ad on there was much deforestation and poverty,and the population wasbecoming too great for he land and government to handle.
By colonizing the Americas, for example,English,French,Portuguese,and Spanish colonists were ableto have new lands and oppurtnities,but the in the process millions of Native Americans werekilled,enslaved,intermarried,or forced to leave their land.
Indeed,the European colonization of the Americas was perhaps the bloodiest and most horrific time inhuman history.
Besdies the genocide of Native Americans,European colonists brought African slaves to the Americasto work,especially after finding out that Native Americas would just die in slavery.
Imagine in this: men who youve never seen before come to your house and your neighbors and theyhave as much weapons as they can carry.
Then they start killing or enslaving you,your family, and your neighbors.
And you and your family and your neighbors fight back but are crushed by the mens superiorweapon.
This is what colonialism is: it is death, it is slavery it is the end of one group and the expansion foranother group.