Effects of Colonization

Positive Effects
Long Term Negative Effects
African economies expanded greatly due to the increase in the demand of African goods on the international markets.
With the Europeans taking over Africa's natural mineral wealth it caused a scarcity in the mineral wealth of Africa. This deprived the countries of Africa of its natural minerals.
Sanitation in Africa improved greatly, and the life expectancy rate increased tremendously.
There was no way Africa was able to develope and compete with the rest of the world due to the rivalry with Europe.
Due to European colonization, Africa became industrialized.
Africa lost control of its land and independence.
Colonization reduced the high rate of local warfare.
Traditional African cultures were broken.
Christanity was spread throughout Africa
The division of Africa was the most harmful. Africa was broken into colonies with rival tribes and many civil wars broke out.
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