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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 The Return of Rubber The Return of Rubber It was the main source of production for Europe. Rubber was very valueable in the 1900s and was making alot of money for Europeans. They used the rubber in tires for automobiles,bicycles, shoes, shoe soles and many other ways as well. Rubber also led to the meeting called the berlin conference which was the meeting of European countries wanting to divide Africa for its resources. King Laponean had taken over the congos and wanted to use its raw material which was cheap and rubber from the vines in the jungle to make double the profit than he made before. He enslaved the natives and made them work and collect rubber through a process called rubber tapping. Rubber was basically gold that was very useful to factories and bussiness across the world. double click to change this header text! What role did rubber play in the industrial revolution? How did the industrial revoluton affect countires in Europe? It had made European countries wealthy and King lapeoan used the money to build parks,racetracks,railway stations and many more things. He also made a 17 acre palace for himself which still exist today. Factories and businesses made money off the rubber that was being sent to them through the congos. ( add more to this if u can) Postive Negative It had brought alot of money to factories in Europe and and was used for many resources that we use everyday. It was also a good location and Africa contained the raw matrerial needed for the machines in the factories It was negative because it had ensalved and tooken over African land and made the natives slaves and treated them in brutal and harsh conditons. It had caused over 10 million people to die.
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