Africa after the Berlin Conference 1885

Africa after the Berlin Conference 1885

Map Code: Ax00127

£2.99

Availability: In stock

At the instigation of Portugal, the Berlin Conference was convened by the German Chancellor Otto von Bismarck, with 13 European powers and the United States represented. Its purpose was to establish a mutually agreed protocol for the colonization of Africa. The Conference reached agreement regarding some existing conflicts between the participating powers. Resolutions passed were to end slavery on the continent, and assign the huge area of Congo Free State to Leopold II of Belgium. Most importantly, it established the ‘Principle of Effective Occupation’, with a colonizing power having to demonstrate some form of political and administrative control. This provision acted as an accelerant for the ‘Scramble for Africa’, which followed the conference, as colonial powers previously content with coastal trading bases rushed to claim dominion over vast territories in accordance with the Principle. Whereas in 1870, only 10 per cent was under colonial control, by 1914 that proportion was 90 per cent.
Categories: Treaties /
HIGH QUALITY IMAGE DOWNLOADS
All of our downloadable maps are provided as JPEG at 300 DPI and a minimum of 1500px wide.
  • Different Formats

  • Request Variations

  • Institution Subscriptions

Description

Details

At the instigation of Portugal, the Berlin Conference was convened by the German Chancellor Otto von Bismarck, with 13 European powers and the United States represented. Its purpose was to establish a mutually agreed protocol for the colonization of Africa. The Conference reached agreement regarding some existing conflicts between the participating powers. Resolutions passed were to end slavery on the continent, and assign the huge area of Congo Free State to Leopold II of Belgium. Most importantly, it established the ‘Principle of Effective Occupation’, with a colonizing power having to demonstrate some form of political and administrative control. This provision acted as an accelerant for the ‘Scramble for Africa’, which followed the conference, as colonial powers previously content with coastal trading bases rushed to claim dominion over vast territories in accordance with the Principle. Whereas in 1870, only 10 per cent was under colonial control, by 1914 that proportion was 90 per cent.
Additional Information

Period

Modern Period [1751 - 2000]

Region

Africa

Product Tags

Use spaces to separate tags. Use single quotes (') for phrases.

Academic Subscriptions

Our annotated maps support course-based & individual research and learning.

Call 0113 4577 990 or email subscriptions@themaparchive.com for further information

Please wait...

Continue shopping
View cart & checkout
Continue shopping
View cart & checkout