What were three effects of European imperialism on Africa?


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Three effects that European imperialism had on Africa included a more structured political system with an organized government, the development of industrial technology and the idea of nationalism, which led to wars and revolutions later on. The impacts of European imperialism were both positive and negative for Africa.

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What were three effects of European imperialism on Africa?
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Many of the African countries still hold the political systems introduced during European imperialism. During that time, Africans were also introduced to democracy and a constitution. The Europeans introduced industrial technology to Africa, which paved the way for the industrialization of many African countries. Several of the African markets are still based on the industrial markets of that era. The idea of nationalism introduced racism and social distinctions through the brutal treatment of African laborers by the imperialist westerners.

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