Map Color Pink: Portuguese States of Africa
"Map Color Pink" was the name given to the Portuguese project to link Angola to Mozambique, presented at the Berlin Conference of 1884 and caused a strong reaction from England. In the second half of the nineteenth century, Europe experienced a high economic growth which resulted in a strong development of the industry with a consequent sharp increase in production. This requires not only the exploration of new markets for disposal of this production, as new sources of raw materials for food industry. Hence the growing interest by major European powers on the African continent in this period. Thus, projects to meet African regions have intensified since the second half of the nineteenth century. From 1850 to 1880 there have been great voyages of exploration to the dark continent, as was the case, among others, Stanley, Livingstone and Brazza. The travel has intensified from the Berlin Conference (1884-85). But this time, the competition was already large by the Germans, the British and Boers. This race to the colonies of European powers in Africa gave rise to more or less serious conflicts.
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Keywordshistory, imperialism, colonialsm, africa
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