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Colonization in Africa

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Natural Resource
A source of wealth that occurs in a natural state, like minerals, oil, timber, or land
Plantations
A large farm
Majority
A group within a country that can be identified by ethnicity, race, language, religion or some other way that makes up 50% of the country's population
Majority Rule
A system in which the largest group of people in a country controls the country's government
Minority
A group that is different from most people in their ethnicity, race, language, religion, or some other way and makes up less than 50% of the country's population
Minority Rule
A system in which a group which is a minority in a country controls the country's government
Colony
A place that is ruled by a foreign government, and not by its own people
Slave Trade
The entire industry that was built around capturing, buying, selling, transporting and using slaves
Scramble for Africa or "Land Grab"
The term used to describe the actions taken by the European countries to acquire colonies in Africa for their natural resources and cheap labor
Ethnocentrism
The belief where one group of people feels superior to other people primarily due to cultural differences
Ethnicity
Belonging to a group that has common national or cultural traditions
Race
A non-scientific way to classify human beings based on physical and behavioral traits.
Culture
BBOL: a group of people with common beliefs, behaviors, objects, and language. Also people with similar values and traditions

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