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there was a strong economic motive. Capitalist states in the West were looking for both markets and raw materials, such as rubber, oil, and tin, for their industries. Europeans also wanted more direct control of the areas with the raw materials and markets.

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Westerners began to increase their search for colonies after 1880 in order to find new markets in which to find the oil, rubber, and tin they were using in production, also for markets in which to sell the products.

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