Things Fall Apart Whether British Imperialism in Africa was good or bad is still a hot topic today, despite the fact that it happened a century ago. Imperialism is when the Europeans invaded Africa and colonized it and forced their culture onto the natives. Even though there were definitely some positive effects for Africans, the effects of imperialism in Africa were mostly negative; borders weren't placed well, native Africans were made as slaves, and religion was forced upon them. Some positive results are the following: Europeans brought new crops, some political stability, education/ literacy, and better medical care including hospitals and medicines. These were indeed beneficial to the African people, but the long term negative consequences outnumber the long term positive greatly.
So Europians were making negotiations but this was not what they wanted, they wanted to control the continent and its resources because Africa is the richest continent in natural resources and europians were very ambitious so they started making africans be their slaves because, africans are very hardworking people and they needed free labour force they started slaves traffic and taking africans’s resources. They started developing their countries and colonies, but africans were tired of it so they started fighting this created the independence war and this destroyed the countries in Africa and lowered its
By the end of the industrial revolution, Europe had so many technological advances like the electric telegraph and steam engine that helped them ease their lifestyle(Doc C). Because of these innovations, Europeans believed their way of life was better. This idea resulted in many European burdening themselves with the responsibility of spreading their culture. They viewed Africans as barbarians who needed to be lead into a civilization. Kipling’s poem The White Man’s Burden is a perfect description of how Europeans felt about imperialism in Africa.
People commonly believe that European colonizers maintained their dominance over the colonized subjects by labeling the identities of the subjects as uncivilized and inferior compared to those of the imperial powers. This notion is legitimate to the extent that colonial discourses have their primary goal in stabilizing the power of the colonial authority. However, when Bhabha discusses colonial discourse of mimicry, he argues that the case of mimicry was different from what was expected, since it led to a reversal in power between the colonizer and the colonized. If people continue to neglect this distinctive outcome of mimicry and believe that all colonial strategies were successful in stabilizing the power structure, they will fail to recognize
Where is all the improvement? That is a very frank question. Casually looking at his race one would think that the continent could not sustain development, however a thorough study of history will reveal the exploitation of Africa by the Europeans. The rich continent was subject to rude interruptions by unwanted visitors across the Atlantic. These came in the guise of bringing ‘civilization’ and ‘religion’ to the ‘barbarians’ in the land.
Many would say, "Colonialism had only one hand, it was a one-armed bandit." With this being said, I believe that it is easier said than done when trying to protect each other, because no matter what, people don 't know how to act in certain situation, and it always results in violence. In contemporary Africa, economically and technologically, colonialism left mixed legacies. "It had provided basic modern transportation, communications, infrastructures paved roads, railroads, electricity, buses, hotels, telephone systems, and more, also with the development of money economy, especially with cash crop production. Colonial economic policies forced African rural producers to turn their backs on the state.
Unfortunately, there are many more locations that need an intermediary nation to fix their issues and policies. The United States has long been the country of control and should continue to promote its ideas across the world, disregarding the criticisms. Although there is a counterculture that is condemning the imperialistic actions of the United States in the past, the results of these actions are key factors in the balance of powers. Ordinarily, imperialism is a controversial term due to its history, but the idea is not as negative as portrayed. Rather, the implementation had selfish tendencies, but if viewed on a larger scale, the effects were extremely beneficial by supplying nations with democratic thinking.
Although it is inaccurate to limit the governance system of British imperialism throughout the 19th and 20th century as indirect, it is relevant to underline that the British majoritarly pursued indirect colonialism especially in Africa. Indeed, after centuries of settler and direct colonialism, British imperialism soon came to realize the advantage of an indirect type of rule in their newest colonies when considering the economic benefits but also the pre-colonial societies of Africa. Indeed, most of these African states were characterized by complex and highly populated pre-colonial areas and this discouraged many British settlers and more importantly perhaps, discouraged British institutional establishments in those countries. This led
Africa now depends on foreign Investment because they are unable to implement and fund their own projects, African nations are now giving the European powers attention that they needed from them it. It is seen by the way African states give incredible incentives to foreign owners of capital and technology to come to Africa and invest. Deformed labor movement was also used, people’s rights were infringed in a way that they did not have any say with accordance with their life’s and what they wanted, European powers used hegemony in the 20th century, forced labor was one of the cheap method they used on Africans, they needed cheap labor for things such as infrastructure development. African could not disagree to any of these methods because there was this say which was going around saying “African male are lazy” and this fueled the ideology of forced labor as an aspect of progressive rule. (Okia,
Imperialism is represented in the picture because it shows how the more powerful countries extend their influence to get Africa’s resources and just take it out all for themselves. Also, it shows how Africa did not gain anything when the more