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What was the reason for Berlin conference?

In 1884, the Berlin Conference was convened to discuss African colonization, with the aim of setting up international guidelines for making claims to African land to avoid conflict between European powers.

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Also question is, what was the purpose and effects of the Berlin Conference?

Berlin Conference (1884-85) was held by the European nations to scramble Africa among themselves with the aid of diplomacy or by weapons. The conference had positive as well as negative effects. Africans had lost their lands. Almost 90% of the African continent came under the control of Europeans.

Secondly, why did the US get involved in the Berlin conference? The United States participated in the conference with little to lose or gain. The purpose of the conference was to clear up any misunderstandings between European powers on who was to run which African territories. When the Soviets blockaded Berlin, what was the response of the United States?

Accordingly, when was the Berlin conference and what did it do?

November 15, 1884 – February 26, 1885

What happened as a result of the Berlin Conference?

Its outcome, the General Act of the Berlin Conference, formalized the Scramble for Africa. The diplomats in Berlin laid the rules of competition by which the great powers were to be guided in seeking colonies. No nation was to stake claims in Africa without notifying other powers of its intentions.

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