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the gold, diamonds, minerals, uranium, Slaves, cotton, rubber, coffee, and control of the cape. Just having a colony in Africa probably gave them satisfaction. They also probably wanted to be the first to explore the inner Africa.

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The Europeans stumbled on to Africa (actually the gold coast to be exact) while they were in search for a faster (easier) route to India so they could enhance the trade of spices and other things when they explored Africa they became attracted to things such as gold and ivory and would do anything in order to obtain things such as gold, salt, ivory and spices. They also explored Africa to obtain land which ultimately makes the owner more powerful.

Slave industry had a great time in Africa. Cheap labour. No need to pay.

It is tragic how Africa was exploited in the early years, and some places still is.

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the gold, diamonds, minerals, uranium, Slaves, cotton, rubber, coffee, and control of the cape. Just having a colony in Africa probably gave them satisfaction. They also probably wanted to be the first to explore the inner Africa.

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More colonies, meant more money, power and influence over other less powerful countries.

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Europeans found wealth in any new countries in the form of exploitable resources.

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Because they wanted the natural riches of Africa, gold, silver, and herbs and spices.

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