Colonialism has its positive and negative effects. This paper aims to provide the advantages and the disadvantages of colonialism. It will identify whether colonialism has brought further constructive effects on colonized countries or if it only caused destruction of a country’s self growth and development. Colonialism does not simply mean bringing civilization to the concerned party; most of the time, slavery and moral degradation are brought forth to the people. Colonialism may change the culture, traditions, and values in a positive and negative way. Negative and positive traits and other social values may be passed down to the indigenous people. It now defines their lifestyle, government, morals and social beings.
Advantages of Colonialism
• Transformed ecological systems
Ecological systems of the colonized territory are definitely transformed intentionally or unintentionally by colonial rule. The colonists introduced new plant foods and create new agriculture to the colonized territory. “American savannahs were converted into corn fields” (Parcelle, 2009). England’s native crops like corn and tobacco were also cultivated in America (Scott, 2001). The British colonizers introduced new... [continues]