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Empires, by their very nature, embody and institutionalise difference, both between metropole/colony and colonised subjects. The "Scramble of Africa" (1880-1914), based on a deplorable and fierce imperial competition for raw materials, on the exploration of the world and science on the back of a nascent rationalism, and on an ethnocentrism that hierarchised races. On the basis of a supremacist ideology, it justified the occupation and exploitation of an imperialism that brought light into the darkness that reigned on the African continent, under the pretext of bringing the 3 C's: trade, Christianity and civilisation. Paternalistic excuses paved the way for the prevalence of today's dependency, reinforcing the degrading scale of classification according to evolutionary, social Darwinism.

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