To identify the lands where spices grew.
One important reason Europeans sought a water route to the Far East was simply a safety concern. Overland travel at that time was very dangerous due to the presence of bandits and difficulties with much of the terrain.
The scramble for Africa took place in the 19th century when South Africa was being colonized by European countries. The Europeans would go to war to try and gain the land, and when they won the natives had to keep moving (like a defence wall they were being pushed closer and closer to the center).
To gain momentum
A shorter sea route to Asia...
Asia's good can't get to he europeans because of the Muslims so they have to look for a route that they can trade with the Asia directly. if they can find that route then they wont hav o deal with the Muslims.The Christian Europeans did no like the situation, since region and politics. The Europeans wanted a sea route to Asia because of trade.
Europeans sought economic gain from natural resources in Africa and consumer markets in Asia.
To gain food, spices, and silk from Asia. Also they knew people would pay more money for things from Asia
In both areas, Europeans were mainly seeking economic gain for markets in their homeland.
The Europeans were more advanted technology wise than Africa and Asia. During this time, the Europeans were coming to Africa and capturing people and using them as slaves. Europe had modevations: 1. Spread Religion 2. Find new trade routes 3. Gain more land These were great incentives for the Europeans. Hope this helps!
After Marco Polo returned from China and introduced Europe to the spices, silks, and perfumes people wanted these items and more. The Silk Road was a dangerous long route so a water route would be a good thing. The person or country who found a passage to Asia would gain in wealth.
Europeans began exploring foreign lands looking for more trade routes to Asia and Africa. They wanted to trade more to acquire wealth and power and were also looking to establish more colonies to gain power and wealth and to spread ideas, religion, and social-Darwinism.
The Europeans exploited Africa's land and people.
East Timor is the last colony in Asia to gain independence.
hoped to gain easier access to highly valued Asian goods.