Advantages And Disadvantages Of European Imperialism In Africa

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The European Imperialism in Africa and Asia Imperialism started in the late eighteenth century and continued to the early 1900s when Europeans took over different countries to obtain economic, political and social power. The five reasons behind imperialism were exploratory, ethnocentric, political, religious, and economic. Exploratory meant people went to a new area of land to learn more about it and discover new things. Ethnocentric meant they wanted to spread their beliefs, cultures and customs that they thought were correct and religion reasons were similar because they wanted to spread their religion. Political reasons were so that they could obtain power and economically, they wanted to make money through trade and new businesses. Moreover, Europeans ruled West Africa,…show more content…
This effect was economically positive because the British created new goods and crops that were available for the natives to buy. If Africans had the right to certain goods, then that meant there was more equality as well. According to Document #2, written by Dadabhai Naoroji, an Indian leader and writer, in Bombay, India in 1871. He made this document to explain the advantages and disadvantages of the imperialism to the British government and the natives as well. He gives economic reasons to back up his facts about what is good or harmful for the area he lives in. “Loans for railways and irrigation. Development of a few valuable products, such as indigo, tea, coffee, silk. Increase of exports. Telegraphs.” These were many of the positive forms of trade and money-making that Europeans brought to India. In some places, the natives were still allowed to be in the trading business and export products as well as plant new crops. This would help them make more money through those new resources that they made because of the British. The railroads would make

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