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What was the purpose of the Berlin Conference?




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S. Barnes

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S. Barnes, Chauffeur, Graduate, Seattle

Answered Dec 02, 2020

The conference's original purpose was to concur that the Congo River and Niger River mouths and basins would be regard as neutral and open to trade. At the conference time, only the coastal areas of Africa were occupied by the European powers.

At the Berlin conference, the European colonial powers tried to acquire control over the continent's interior. The conference was a three -month period in which colonial powers debated back and forth over boundaries in the center of the continent, disregarding the cultural and etymological boundaries already established by the native African population. By the early nineteen hundreds, the conference members had fully divided Africa among themselves into 50 countries.

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E. Stanley

E. Stanley

E. Stanley
E. Stanley, Technical writer, Indianapolis

Answered Oct 23, 2020

The Berlin Conference is also known as the Congo Conference, along with being known as the West Africa conference. This conference took place during 1884 and 1885. The main goal of this conference was to colonize Europe and regulate the trade that was occurring in Africa. This Conference was important because while it was occurring, Germany was becoming an important power.

Their power showed as the Chancellor, Otto Von Bismark, put the conference together. The result was a divide in Africa, which made it difficult for trade relations. Another outcome was that the European were working hard and fast to colonize any areas in Africa.

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K. Shadrach

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Answered Sep 25, 2020

The Berlin Conference is also known as the Congo Conference. The main goal of this is to colonize Africa. There are different European nations that wanted to take different parts of Africa and also make sure that they would disregard the natives that are available. The General Act of the Berlin Conference has allowed the wild scramble of the different European nations to try to get Africa.

The only thing that they have to remember is that they cannot get a certain part of Africa without informing the other countries that are also in Europe about it. One of the results of the Berlin Conference is the division of Africa. This has made the relations of different countries worse than before.

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Jessica Rhodes

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Jessica Rhodes, Economic advisor, Master of Economics (MEcon), Ohio

Answered Sep 21, 2020

The original task of the conference was to concur that the Congo River and Niger River mouths and basins would be deemed neutral and open to trade.

• Part of the Congo Basin became a personal kingdom for King Leopold II.

• Under his rule, much of the population was eradicated.

• Another purpose was to expand the influence of the European powers over Africa and begin to divvy up the colonies.

• At the time of the conference, eighty percent of Africa maintained traditional and local control.

• Africa was subsequently separated into fifty irregular countries.

• The new countries were not in order, and there were divided groups of people who merged disparate groups who did not get along.

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B. Lucian

B. Lucian

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B. Lucian, Literature Professor, Diploma in Classic Literature, Denver, Colorado

Answered Sep 18, 2020

If you are not too familiar with this, the Berlin Conference occurred in the year 1884 to 1885. This was the time when European colonization and trade in Africa were being discussed. This coincided with the fact that Germany suddenly became thrust into power.

The problem in Africa was attempted to be resolved during the conference. The different nations were scrambling to get Africa and they needed to fix it soon. The different diplomats of Berlin have decided that they were going to check out the different rules of the competition so that the different power countries at that time can “win Africa.”

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j.Barbara

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Answered Feb 16, 2018

The Berlin conference took place in 1884-1885 and was also known as the Congo conference and the West Africa conference. The purpose was to regulate European colonization and trade in Africa during the New Imperialism period.

Coincidentally this period of time was also a time when Germany was just suddenly emerging as an Imperial power. The conference was organized by the first Chancellor of Germany, Otto Von Bismarck. The result of the conference can easily be seen as the beginning of the European scramble for Africa in which European countries were all looking to colonize Africa.

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John Adney

John Adney

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Answered Mar 06, 2017

Lmao i sont know but what he heck is thus
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