British Colonization Of India Dbq Questions And Answers

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Who was most impacted by the Imperialism of India? The colonization of India from Britain began in the early 17th century and lasted until India gained independence in 1947. The British colonized and imperialized India in order to spread “western” ideology including “modern” critical thought, (the enlightenment) Christian values, and industry. The British did this at the expense of the Indian people and it should be remembered that way. The Indians were most impacted by the imperialism of India because poverty & unemployment rates in India increased, Europeans denied Indians self rule of government, and economic developments & increased industry only benefited the British.
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The native people didn’t even have control of their own home. The Europeans came to India after the Indians were already there, and then the British took almost all of the control and authority from the native Indians. “Europeans (the British) occupy almost all of the higher places in every department of government.” (Naoroji, Doc.2)
India was most impacted by the British colonization because economic developments and industries only benefited the British. The British came into India and then stopped almost all of the Indian economy, for a new one where the British have the advantage over the native people. Jawaharlal Nehru interprets this topic, “Thus the economic development of India was stopped…India became an agricultural colony of industrial England.” (Doc.7)
In all honesty Great Britain was less impacted than India due to British imperialism. India was most impacted by British imperialism because poverty & unemployment rates in India increased, Europeans denied Indians self rule of government, and economic developments & increased industry only benefited the British. Though others may say that Great Britain was the most impacted by imperialism because of the gain of materials for Great Britain's industry, they would be incorrect. They would be mistaken because The impact of the British is not even close to outweighing the impact that imperialism had on the indians. Not to mention that this is a benefit for Great Britain, while India was stuck with the majority of the

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