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Old/New Imperialism Timeline
1480s Portuguese arrive in Africa.
1480 - 1490
1500-1800 Old Imperialism
1500 - 1800
1817-1914 New Imperialism/Industrial Revolution Scramble for Africa
1817 - 1914
King Leopold from Belgium takes over the Congo River Basin.
Leopold was forced to sell his claim.
1870-1908 King Leopold
1870 - 1908
1526Slavery was common in Africa especially the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Families and children were traded and the population declined drastically.
His grandson Ismail Egypt grew to be the Strongest Muslim State.
1800 Slave Trade ends and under Leader Muhammed Ali.
Dr. David Livingston, Scottish Missionary and Journalist Henry Stanley
1840 New Arrivals in Eastern Africa
Africa is carved out without any regard to the people living there.
1884 The Berlin Conference
1909 African National Congress was established to promote rights for Africans.
1910 Struggle against Apartheid; an independent South Africa begins.
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