Overseas Investment

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Slow Industrialisation: 

* Imperialism morally wrong - led to inequality and injustice 

* Enforced using violence 

* Cause of imperialism - capitalists financiers who made fortunes out of investing 

* 1870s - industrialising slowed down; enterprises experiencing excess production 

* Markets had goods consumers didn't need or couldn't afford - cheaper goods from competitor nations (eg USA and G) 

* Alternative to seek new investment opportunities overseas 

Lucrative Markets: 

* Most lucrative markets - territories that could be newly acquired; scramble for Af, targeting of Eg and Tr 

* Money to be made by buying into infrastructure required to mine and sell gold and diamonds -


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