Cecil Rhodes Confession Of Faith Analysis

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What nationalism views are expressed in Rhodes “Confession of Faith”? Nationalism (Noun) - 1 . patriotic feeling, principles, or efforts. 2 . People who share a common history should create an independent nation. In Cecil Rhodes “Confession of Faith,” the imperialist author his views and preferences on nationalism. During this time period, Africa was in a state where it could be taken over by Britain, due to the lack of a strong government. Rhodes envisions this opportunity “to seize every opportunity of acquiring more territory.” This act is the result of imperialism, but not nationalism. Rhodes’s biased thoughts about nationalism are expressed when “[he] thinks that we all think that poverty is better under our own flag than wear under a foreign one.” Under nationalism, land can be thought as “locked” to one territory, under a government formed by similar people. Rhodes supports imperialism due to the way control and power can be spread.

Do you think that Rhodes would have viewed indigenous peoples as equals once they had become part of the British Empire? Provide examples of his statements regarding the addition of foreigners into the British Empire and share your own ideas and analysis. Rhodes provides a unique comparison to illustrate his views towards indigenous
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Rhodes’s way of doing this was to create a contract with a small detail one might look over. Though the eyes of the riches, it appeared that this contract was to let Rhodes mine in exchange for money. But without looking forward into the document, it was undetected that Rhodes would be able to “do all things that they may deem necessary.” In “Confession of Faith,” Rhodes intensions seem to match his last trick. This contract resulted in Africa becoming “Rhodes domain and part of the British Empire.” People were to continue working in mines, fields, ect. But under Rhodes
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