Imperialism in Africa

"In the late 1800s and early 1900s, seven European powers – France, Germany, Britain, Italy, Spain, Belgium and Portugal – were active in claiming African territory as their own.By 1914, the vast majority of the continent was under European control, with France dominating the northwest, while British possessions were concentrated in the east and south. European colonial activity in Africa was motivated by a variety of factors."
"Negative aspect of European imperialism in Africa is that it often meant the breakdown of traditional African cultures, either obscuring or obliterating their cultural identity.Imperialism in Africa provided those nations with an awareness of the commodities which they possessed, allowing them to continue to take advantage of them."