They both have their positive and negative impacts. European imperialism was cause of the loss of resources. lots of different countries fought for land in Africa. "Sometimes called "The Scramble for Africa", European Imperialism was caused by the loss of American colonies during 1700 and 1800s, As a result, France, Britain, Portugal, Spain, Germany fought for African territory to replace their lost American work force and source of raw materials."
Afirca and china worked together for economic interests. In the movie avatar, the humans made avatars to gain trust with the na'vi people to get "unobtainium," which was very valueable to the Americans.
One example of Imperialism in history is the “Scramble for Africa” during the late 19th century. Africa, at the time was largely untouched by Imperialism, then became a target of European governments seeking to obtain raw materials such as cotton, oil, rubber, and diamonds. In the movie "Avatar", we see a Western corporation settling on Pandora in order to obtain the element “unobtanium” for a planet Earth that is depleted in natural resources. " In the movie Avatar, the corporation is eerily reminiscent of European Imperialist powers because of their desire to acquire unobtanium no matter what the cost to the indigenous people. The military, led by an bloodthirsty marine, destroy the habitat of the indigenous people, but not before sending scientists accompanied by a paraplegic marine to suggest that they come in peace."
In the late 1800s and early 1900s, seven European powers – France, Germany, Britain, Italy, Spain, Belgium and Portugal – were claiming African territory as their own. By 1914,European imperialism in Africa was partly due to rivalries between the different European countries involved, with Britain, Germany and France the dominant powers."As Professor Richard Evans of the University of Cambridge observes, by the 1880s “rivalries and interventions had been building up already over several decades.” "Each country aimed to increase its own prestige by accumulating territories in other parts of the world. Such was the rivalry between European powers that, in 1884 and 1885, the Berlin conference was held to map out European possession of Africa, and by 1900, over 90 percent of African territory was nominally under European control."