The berlin conference of 1884-85, also known as the congo conference (german: kongokonferenz) or west africa conference (westafrika-konferenz), regulated european colonization and trade in africa during the new imperialism period, and coincided with germany's sudden emergence as an imperial power. The purpose was to divide up africa among the various european powers who had an interest in exploiting its resources by forming colonies there the berlin conference accomplished this very well, and every last square mile of africa except for the. Back to lecture menu subsaharan africa berlin conference of 1884 in 1884, fourteen european nations met in berlin, germany to make decisions about dividing africa. Melvyn bragg and his guests discuss the berlin conference of 1884 in the 1880s, as colonial powers attempted to increase their spheres of influence in africa, tensions began to grow between european nations including britain, belgium and france.
List 3 reasons why europeans wanted to take over africa 2 what was the berlin conference 3 the conference was held in berlin between november 15, 1884 and november 26, 1885, under the leadership of german chancellor otto von bismarck. The berlin conference of 1884-85, also known as the congo conference (german: kongokonferenz) or west africa conference (westafrika-konferenz), regulated european colonisation and trade in africa during the new imperialism period, and coincided with germany's sudden emergence as. Free essay: the berlin conference of 1884 peacefully divided africa between world leaders the conference, also known as the congo conference, looked at. In 1884 the leaders of fourteen european countries and the united states came together to discuss control of africa's resources known as the berlin conference, they sought to discuss the partitioning of africa, establishing rules to amicably divide resources among the western countries at the. The scramble for africa led bismarck to propose the 1884-1885 berlin conference in 1884, otto von bismarck convened the 1884-1885 berlin conference to discuss the africa problem the diplomats put on a humanitarian fa ade by condemning the slave trade.
Areas of africa controlled by european colonial powers in 1913, shown along with current national boundaries. Berlin conference of 1884 jason kong and emily zhang co-chairs gsmun 2010 2 gsmun 2010 delegates or proceedings of the berlin conference the berlin conference, also known as the congo conference or the west africa conference, will be hosted by german chancellor otto von bismarck. Global african history: primary documents primary documents: this treaty codified the deliberations of the berlin conference of 1884-1885 where fourteen european nations along with turkey and the united states agreed to the division of africa into fifty colonies. Berlin west africa conference: berlin west africa conference,, a series of negotiations (nov 15, 1884-feb 26, 1885) at berlin, in which the major european nations met to decide all questions connected with the congo river basin in central africa the conference, proposed by portugal in.
Berlin conference (1884-85) was held by the european nations to scramble africa among themselves with the aid of diplomacy or by weapons the conference had positive as well as negative effects africans had lost their lands. Making a choice title of event: the berlin conference 1884 - 85 the berlin conference of 1884-1885 and the ensuing the berlin west africa conference is a landmark in world history never before. The berlin conference 1884 - 1885 - final act le partage de l'afrique a la conference de berlin de 1884-1885 posted in great moments | tags: africa's partition, african colonization, african partition, berlin conference, conference de berlin, scramble for africa pleure.
Berlin conference of 1884 - download as word doc (doc), pdf file (pdf), text file (txt) or read online this document discusses the berlin conference and the methods used to divide and exploit. Greed placed over humanity the berlin conference of 1884, which regulated european colonization and trade in africa, is usually referred to as the starting point of the conquest of africa.
The berlin conference of 1884-85 was a meeting between european nations to create rules on how to peacefully divide africa among them for colonization. On february 26th, 1885, at chancellor otto von bismarck's official residence in berlin, the berlin conference on africa came to a successful conclusion af. 1 current african issues 53 sweden-norway at the berlin conference 1884-85 history, national identity-making and sweden's relations with africa.