...Imperialism brought many positive changes to Africa, India and China. The British brought many ideas. As well as implemented many improvements including new technology and a transportation mechanism. The British improved the lives of many Africans. Imperialism brought great benefits to Africa, India and China.
Imperialism brought change and positive effects to Africa. The British introduced new Ideas in forms of transportation, technology, health care, and schools this greatly benefited the African. The technology that the British brought to Africa was trains that can make trade easier, steamboats to help transport goods, dams that stopped flowing water. The telephone was another wonderful peace of technology that was introduced. The telephone helped with commutation all throughout Africa. In addition when the British came they improved economic expansion by the African goods becoming more valuable. British built hospitals with new medicines that would only suppress the symptoms of the diseases. The British as well gave schools to educate the children and people and to give knowledgeable information to the Africans. The British improved sanitation this was improved by running water and a sewage system. The causes of the imperialism in Africa were the natural recourses found on this marvelous piece of land Social Darwinism, spread of religion and geographical expansion. The natural resources that were found...
...Imperialism and India
Throughout history, many nations have implemented imperialism to enforce
their will over others for money, protection and civilization. India was no
exception. Since its discovery, Europeans were trying get a piece of India's
action. In many cases England was the imperial, or mother country. Since India
was put under imperialism, a great deal of things changed, some for the good,
mostly though for the bad. Between 1640 and 1949, India was ruled by two
periods of imperialism, both of which effected India in a very profound and
The first period of European control was between 1740 and 1858. During
this period the British East India Company controlled the Indian sub-continent
under the guise of economic imperialism, when in fact the manipulation of Indian
affairs was much more political than let on. When it was founded in 1600 by
Queen Elizabeth I, the East India Company's main purpose was "to break into the
Indonesian spice trade which was dominated by the Dutch." But after colonizing a
post a Madras in 1640, the company was re-chartered to include such rights as
coining money and act as government to British subjects at the East India
Company's posts. As well, the British government also gave the company the
right to make was or peaceful arrangements with powers who were non-Christian.
This control expanded with the founding of a port at Bombay in 1668,...
...Age of Imperialism
Main Idea: The industrialized nations conquered native lands in Africa, Asia/Pacific and Latin America and exploited these lands and the native people.
Imperialism: one countries domination of the political, economic and social life of another country.
A. Causes of the â€śNew Imperialismâ€ť
*1. needs of Industrialism : raw materials, markets, places to invest, cheap
*2. rise of Nationalism: competition for new colonies, political rivalry, pride
*Industrialism and nationalism in the 19th c. intensified imperial expansion* This will lead to many native wars and increasing tensions between the imperialist powers.
3. outlet for surplus population
4. â€ścivilizingâ€ť the native populations with western culture/ideals and
Christianity(assimilation, paternalism, White Manâ€™s Burden)
5. economic gain â€“ make colonies profitable: mining, cash crops,
build infrastructure, ports, industrialization
6. new technology â€“ military(guns, naval, military bases), medical,
transportation, communication, etc.
7. *weak native governments could not resist the imperial powers!
B. 3 Types of Imperialism
1. colony: total control of a country or area by an imperialist power
a. direct rule â€“ imperialist power...
...CHINA, INDIA, AND JAPAN RESPONDS TO WESTERN IMPERIALISM
HIS 351 Asia in Age of Decolonization and Globalization
Western imperialism or expansion ignored a countryâ€™s sovereign right to self-rule and independence from dominant foreign powers. Using the premise of colonization or Manifest Destiny, the search for trade routes, raw goods and materials, and cheap sources of labor legitimized imperialistic might. Whether it was the undiscovered countries of the Americas, the dark continent of Africa, or the countries of Asia, the response to the encroachment of Western Imperialism would be filled with meek acceptance, opposition, rebellions, and eventual violence.
As Western Imperialism penetrated the Asian countries of China, India, and Japan their responses were both similar and vastly different. India initially succumbed with a seemingly meek style while China and Japan responded both defensively and arrogantly. Each country in its own way was opposed to foreign rule but Japan managed to flip the script with its own version of imperialism that was just as superior and devastating as Western Imperialism.
Western imperialism in India began as early as the 1600s when the British East India Company set up trading posts in Bombay, Madras, and Calcutta. Initially, the ruling Mughal Dynasty kept the European traders under control until the empire...
...Imperialism, as it is defined by the Dictionary of Human Geography, is an unequal human and territorial relationship, usually in the form of an empire, based on ideas of superiority and practices of dominance, and involving the extension of authority and control of one state or people over another." Lewis Samuel Feuer identifies two major subtypes of imperialism; the first is the "regressive imperialism" identified with pure conquest, unequivocal exploitation, extermination or reductions of undesired peoples, and settlement of desired peoples into those territories. The second type identified by Feuer is "progressive imperialism" that is founded upon a cosmopolitan view of humanity, that promotes the spread of civilization to allegedly backward societies to elevate living standards and culture in conquered territories, and allowance of a conquered people to assimilate into the imperial society, an example being the British Empire which claimed to give their "citizens" a number of advantages.
The term as such primarily has been applied to Western political and economic dominance in the 19th and 20th centuries. Some writers, such as Edward Said, use the term more broadly to describe any system of domination and subordination organized with an imperial center and a periphery. According to Marxist theorist Vladimir Lenin, imperialism is a natural feature of a developed capitalist nation state as it...
...Imperialism Position Paper
The perspective presented in the source is presented as a positive view on the Age of Imperialism. The source states that many countries benefitted greatly from â€śthe Age of Imperialism,â€ť which is when a country creates domination over another countryâ€™s economic, political, and cultural institutions. The Age of Imperialism contributed to globalization significantly. It helped the globalization in a way that benefitted wealthier countries and took advantage of poorer countries. The source also informs us that the Europeans helped civilize the world tremendously. Civilizing is the process of bringing people to a stage of social, cultural, and moral development that is considered to be more advanced. The source explains that without this period of time, a whole lot of things would be very different. It also expresses that literature was greatly increased because of the Age of European Expansionism. The age of Imperialism was driven by trade because of the colonies set up abroad after a European power revealed their superiority over a country it was imperializing. Because of this, cheap materials were sent back to the European country. Aside to the benefits from the Age of Imperialism, there were several negative impacts because of imperialism. During the Age of Imperialism, powerful European countries took advantage of the undeveloped...
...in which the consequences of nineteenth-century Western imperialism are still being felt. By about 1914 Western civilization reached the high point of its long-standing global expansion. This expansion in this period took many forms. There was, first of all, economic expansion. Europeans invested large sums of money abroad, building railroads and ports, mines and plantations, factories and public utilities. Trade between nations grew greatly and a world economy developed. Between 1750 and 1900 the gap in income disparities between industrialized Europe and America and the rest of the world grew at an astounding rate. Part of this was due, first, to a rearrangement of land use that accompanies Western colonialism and to Western success in preventing industrialization in areas Westerners saw as markets for their manufactured goods. European economic penetration was very often peaceful, but Europeans (and Americans) were also quite willing to force isolationist nations such as China and Japan to throw open their doors to Westerners. Second, millions of Europeans migrated abroad. The pressure of poverty and overpopulation in rural areas encouraged this migration, but once in the United States and Australia, European settlers passed laws to prevent similar mass migration from Asia.
Particular areas around the world had different views on imperialism and how it
affects the day to day life. Those that where pro imperialism had...
...ImperialismImperialism defined byÂ The Dictionary of Human Geography, is "the creation and maintenance of an unequal economic, cultural, and territorial relationship, usually between states and often in the form of anÂ empire, based on domination and subordination." The imperialism of the last 500 years, as described by the above work, is primarily a western undertaking that employs "expansionist â€“Â mercantilism and latterlyÂ communistÂ â€“ systems."Â Geographical domains have included the Mongolian,Â Roman Empire, theÂ Ottoman Empire, theÂ Holy Roman Empire, theÂ Portuguese Empire, theÂ Spanish Empire, theÂ Dutch Empire, theÂ Persian Empire, theÂ French Empire,Â theÂ Russian Empire,Â theÂ Chinese Empire, and theÂ British Empire, but the term can equally be applied to domains of knowledge, beliefs, values and expertise, such as the empires ofÂ ChristianityÂ Â or IslamÂ .Imperialism is usuallyÂ autocratic, and also sometimes monolithic (i.e. having a massive, unchanging structure that does not allow individual variation) in character. It can be relatively benign as in Canada, or brutal as in the Belgian Congo.
The term imperialism is referred to as a domain that can be political, economic or geographical in nature. A prominent example of such a domain is the Imperialist and ColonistÂ British EmpireÂ of the 19th century. Sometimes, it can also be with regard to thoughts, religious beliefs, political beliefs, etc....