Colonialism And Globalization In Africa

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“The rich and powerful now have new means to further enrich and empower themselves at the cost of the poorer and weaker” - Nelson Mandela. As the European colonies imperialized multiple areas of the world to gain gold, God, glory, commerce, civilization and Christianity, their Eurocentric worldview had an effect towards various groups within the world. The Europeans colonized numerous regions such as India, Canada, and Africa to help expand globalization. As they colonized these areas, it created both tragic and beneficial legacies towards the Indigenous societies. Using colonialism and globalization the Europeans were able to take control and rule by creating a dictatorship in these new areas. During the time when the Europeans ruled these…show more content…
Believing that the European culture was better than these new regions, they used assimilation to change the Aboriginal group’s cultural traditions when they came to colonized Canada. Lastly, when the Europeans came to colonize Africa, they created a genocide, as they put an imposition of rule within Rwanda. Although colonialism and globalization produced tragic legacies, it has also created beneficial legacies. These beneficial legacies that the Europeans left behind were education, language, and cultural exchange and ideas, which helped expand globalization till today. But through the use of colonialism and globalization, the European empires have created tragic legacies towards many Indigenous cultural groups affecting their way of living within the past and present day. Imperializing the world, one by one, it led the European empires to find India, in which their use of globalization destroyed India 's economy. When Queen Elizabeth I of Britain granted the British East India Company a monopoly within India, it resulted in the British East India Company to take control of trade in the 1600s. The British East India Company used their strong military might, bribery and extortion, instilling fear by using brutal…show more content…
Lastly, when European empires touch foot in Africa to gain the many resources this continent provided, it created acts of genocide. In 1884, the Berlin conference took place, dividing Africa into the hands of several different empires. Countries such as Rwanda took a turn with the empires powers. The Indigenous groups of Rwanda, which were the Hutus and Tutsis were peaceful till Germany took hold of the country. During the time Germany had power over Rwanda, they gave the Tutsis higher status and the key position. With their Eurocentric perspective, Germany believed that the Tutsis looked more like the Europeans, which then helped them make the decision between whether the Hutus or the Tutsis should have more power. By creating this imposition of power between the two Indigenous groups, it created several problems in the near future. After World War I, Germany gave Rwanda over to Belgium. As Belgium started to take over Rwanda, they still give the Tutsis the power, higher status and key positions. To tell the two groups apart, they had to carry identification cards telling whether they were a Hutu or a Tutsi. By doing this it shows that you couldn 't really tell the two apart, but the Europeans wanted to create an inequality, as they treated the Tutsis as more superior. Eventually, Africa demanded for independence, resulting in the Belgians to leave Rwanda in 1962. As the Belgians left Rwanda, civil conflict between the Hutus and Tutsis soon broke out, this civil war

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