One reason many European countries other lands and peoples is because many European countries were running out of natual resources.
in Europe by the 1500s and on, there was muchdeforestration 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 the in the process millions of Native Americans were killed, enslaved, intermarried, or forced to leave their land.
Indeed, the European colonization of the Americas was perhaps the bloodiest and most horrific time in human history.
Besides the genocide of Native Americans, European colonist brought African slaves to the Americans to work,especially after finding out that Nstive Americans would just die in slavery.
Imagine this: men, who youve never seen before, come toyour house and your neighbors house and they all have 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 superior weapons.
And soon, you and most of your family and your neighbors are gone--killed, enslaved, intermarried, or forced to live somewhere else.
This is what colonialism is: it is death, it is slavery; it is the end of one group and the expansion of another group.