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European colonization of Africa was motivated by economic gain, as well as political and social influence. The main colonial powers in Africa around 1900 were Britain, France, Germany, Belgium, Spain, Portugal, and Italy.

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Britain and France controlled the most African territory.

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Britain and France....

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Britain and France took control over the largest portion of Africa following the Berlin Conference.

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Britin and France - apex

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Britain & France

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The British and the Dutch.

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