One reason many European countries colonizeother lands and people is because many Europeancountries were running out of natural resources.
In Europe by the 1500s and on, there was muchdeforestation and poverty, and the pollution wasbecoming too great for the land and government tohandle.
By colonizing the Americas, for example, English,French, Portuguese, and Spanish colonists wereable to have new lands and opportunities, but in theprocess millions of Native Americans were killed,enslaved, intermarried, or forced to leave their land.
Indeed, the European colonization of the Americaswas perhaps the bloodiest and most horrific time inhuman history.
Besides the genocide of Native Americans,European colonists brought African slaves to theAmericas to work, especially after finding out thatNative Americans would just die in slavery.
Image in this: men, who youve never seen before,come to your house and your neighbors house andthey all have as much weapons as they can carry.
Then, they start killing or enslaving you, your family,or your neighbors.
And you and your family and your neighbors fightback but are crushed by the mens superiorweapons.
And soon, you and most of your family and yourneighbors are gone--killed,enslaved,intermarried orforced to live somewhere else.
This is what colonialism is: it is death, it is slavery; itis the end of one group and the expansion ofanother group.