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Europe and Japan carve up China
Le Petit Journal, Paris, France, 1899
Henri Meyer (1844-1899)
House of European History, Brussels, Belgium

The participants at the Berlin Conference (1884-1885) established the ground rules for partitioning the continent of Africa among European powers, without any input from Africans themselves. By the end of 1900 only three states remained independent. European powers would also divide up the map of Asia.