Which of these events led European countries to seek natural resources in colonies around the world during the 19th century?
The Industrial Revolution
Totalitarianism was the policy of the government being in control of all decisions and controlling the lives of its citizens. Decolonization involved mother countries (countries in control of another country) allowing the colonies to be in control of their own destinies. Most colonization happened because many European countries were lacking in natural resources and were seeking to gain control of countries that were rich in natural resources.
Latin American countries were not industrialized but produced raw materials - agricultural, timber, metals and so on. The European countries needed these for their continuous wars and since the second half of the 18th century, for their industrialization efforts. So, European countries imported these commodities, returning processed goods to pay for them. The profits remained in Europe and Latin America remained undeveloped.
Who benefited the most from 19th-century imperialism A independent countries B colonies of imperial nations C imperial nations D nations under economic imperialism?
They financed their colonies much like the other conolizing counties did: by exporting the countries' produce and products and selling them at a profit on the (then mainly local or European) market. Until the 19th century countries like England did moreover not spend much money on governing their colonies: local rulers (if present) usually were left to keep on ruling the country at their own expense, and 'white' settlements were supposed to be self-supporting.