It was easier for Gilbert to use his power over African settlers because of the superiority he felt for them. With the use of colonialism, and with the proper methods that he introduced to the settlers, he was able to gain the confidence of the native Africans, consequently building for him a place in the social strata in Africa and establishing a position of power and superiority.
Gilbert is from a more developed country thus is educated with more advanced farming methods. England is a developed country with all the advantages of the United Kingdom and all the influence over its neighboring countries. England also keeps the education being given in schools and universities at par with global standards that makes the graduates of the country viable for any premier company. England sees to it that it produces citizens who not only are able to provide for him but is also able to work from different settings.
Citizens coming from England like Gilbert are trained under rigorous circumstances to be able to adapt to the situation they are put against so that they will not face any difficulties. The presence of high tech resources and internationally acclaimed gadgets for demonstration purposes as well as for real world problems make them highly knowledgeable in terms of the recent innovations in technology. This Gilbert used in his colonialism strategy in Africa. While he was an average individual in England, he was a highly skilled person in the eyes of Africans, thus making him a man more than he really as.
Coming from a country of wealth and power makes controlling poor countries easier. Gilbert was a man who was accustomed to the vestiges of success and competition. England is a highly revered country that is able to use its available resources for the betterment of its colonies. England is also a country that claims to take initiative to take under its wings countries that need support in terms of technical