This picture shows how countries are trying to take over Africa. Europe and other countries are trying to get more power, than the countries that they are going against. This also was what partially caused the whiteman's burden. The American men thought they were better than everybody, but they used that as an excuse to take over.
In the emperialism times it was all about who had more money and more power. Therefore this is why tcountries were trying to take over. The more money, the more power. Now in this picture Africa is taken over by the Europeans, and the Americas. This basically means that they both are trying to get power and take over.