One reason many European countries colonized other landsand people is because many European countires wererunning out of natural resources.
In Europe by the 1500s and on, there was muchdeforestation and poverty, and the population wasbecoming too great for the land and government to handle.
By colonizing the Americas, for example , English, French,Portuguese, and Spanish colonists were able to have newlands and opportunities, but in the process millions of NativeAmericans , were killed, enslaved,intermarried,or forced toleave their land.
Indeed , the European colonization of the Americans wasperhaps the bloodiest and most horrific time in humanhistory.
Besides the genocide of Native Americans, Europeancolonists brought African claves to the Americas to work,especially after finding out that Native Americans would justdie in slavery.
Imagen this: men, who youve never seen before, come toyour house and your neighbors house and they all have asmuch weapons as they can carry.
Then they start killing or enslaving you, you family, andyour nieghbors.
And you and your family and neighbors fight back but arecrushedur niegf by the mens superior weapons.
And soon, you and most of your family and your neighborsare gone--killed, enslaved, intermarried, or forced to livesomewhere else.
This is what colonization is : it is death, it is slavery ; It isthe end of one group and the expansion of another group.