Africa 1800-1912

-Europeans tried to get to Africa
-Britain, France, Germany, Belgium, Portugal, Spain, and Italy went for land in Africa
-France and Britain controlled most of Africa, there was very little independent territory left
-in 1882 the Suez canal shortened the journey from Britain to India from three months to three weeks
-1885 many British were killed for occupying Egypt in attempting to control the Suez canal
-1893 France controlled Male

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