This 10 page paper considers the role of imperial empires, arguing that they are only the emergence of capitalism in a modern form. The example of West Africa colonies are used, with Britain and France as the imperial powers. The reasons behind the expansion of empires considered include trade, social reasons, the acquisition of power, military strategic advantages, and the ‘civilisation’ of natives. The bibliography cites 9 sources.
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