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Pros and Cons of
Imperialism: East
Africa
Jessie Palmer
The Positives
Agriculture was promoted and developed and some of the cash
crops which were introduced the export base of East Africa.
Th...
• Western formal education was introduced.
• Introduction of modern transportation and communication
systems.
• Constructi...
• European medicine and
improved nutrition.
• Slave trade ended (This was
especially a good thing in
East Africa, since ma...
The Negatives
The East African states lost
their independence and were
subjected to European rule
and administration and many
African ch...
• The Africans were seen as an
inferior group and were forced
to labor for European
plantations.
• With the increase in Eu...
There was maximum exploitation of resources in East Africa:
• Ivory
• Gold
• Copper
• Cotton
• Coffee
• Sisal
• And more.
Taxes were introduced to be paid in the form of money.
So Was The More
Positive?

Or Negative?
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Pros and Cons of Imperialism: East Africa

Positive and Negative aspects of European imperialism in East Africa.

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Pros and Cons of Imperialism: East Africa

  1. 1. Pros and Cons of Imperialism: East Africa Jessie Palmer
  2. 2. The Positives
  3. 3. Agriculture was promoted and developed and some of the cash crops which were introduced the export base of East Africa. They also introduced new methods of farming.
  4. 4. • Western formal education was introduced. • Introduction of modern transportation and communication systems. • Construction of infrastructure such as schools, hospitals, roads and bridges. Train system in Kenya.
  5. 5. • European medicine and improved nutrition. • Slave trade ended (This was especially a good thing in East Africa, since many places in this region were main sources for slaves.) and was replaced with “legitimate trade.” (Pink areas are main sources of African Slaves.)
  6. 6. The Negatives
  7. 7. The East African states lost their independence and were subjected to European rule and administration and many African chiefs and kings were either killed or sent into exile.
  8. 8. • The Africans were seen as an inferior group and were forced to labor for European plantations. • With the increase in Europeans moving to East Africa, natives lost their land and were put into reserved camps. • New boundaries were drawn and defined in East Africa without respect of the tribes which led to disunity of Africans. More than 10% of tribes were split up in the partition of Africa.
  9. 9. There was maximum exploitation of resources in East Africa: • Ivory • Gold • Copper • Cotton • Coffee • Sisal • And more.
  10. 10. Taxes were introduced to be paid in the form of money.
  11. 11. So Was The More Positive? Or Negative?

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Positive and Negative aspects of European imperialism in East Africa.

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