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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 The Return on Rubber Industrial Revoultion Scramble for Africa In 1760 the Industrial Revolution was a period of time where materials were no longer being made by hand but instead by machines. The first bicycle tire dates back to 1830, and in 1895 Michelin had the idea of adapting the tire to the automobile.Since then, rubber has held an outstanding position on the global market. History of Rubber -Discovered in Africa-Grew naturally in trees.- Central and South America were the first to utilize rubbers unique properties. -Today more than 90% of the natural rubber supply comes from Southeast Asia. Europe (West) Many countries in Europe colonies piecesof Africa. They then become incredibly wealthyfrom the sales of rubber. Countries were able tobuilt beautiful public works. Depending on howmuch land they aquire showed how powerfulthey were. European countries were in such a rush to claimAfrican land. Several European countries established"protected zones" where they- and no other country- could trade with the local people.Europeans began settle in theses "protected" areas and forcibly remove Africans from their homes and from power. To reduce conflicts Berlin Conference was create a division of Africa for European countries. The story of rubber is the story of imperialism, and industrialization Background Information Outcomes Africa Villages won't be able to tend to their own farm,causing a food crisis.When the people couldn't reach their quota Europeans wouldchop their hand off. Population reduce dramatically.People were forced to labor and harsh working treatments 90.4% of Africa was controlled by Europe. Ashley BarciaMs.PintoGlobal
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