Colonisation and 1st world war

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Industrialised European countries                     Economic changes lead to a 

were in search of new markets                          huge rise in EU population 
where they could sell their products.                Which by 1900 had reached
Also wanted to obtain raw materials                 450m.This caused over pop
and colonial products at the best possible       especially in rural areas wich
prices.They wanted to invest their excess         which encouraged people to
capital in places outside europe.                      Emigrate to colonies.
It avoid a problem for  the metropole like strikes unemployment.

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