Colonialism: A Summary And Analysis

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Between the fifteenth and the nineteenth centuries, the European empires carried out a conquest enterprise to enjoy the natural resources of the “uncivilized nations”. Spain and Portugal battled over who gets to rule over part of north, central, and south America. The African borders are drawn by European superpowers that until the end of the Second World War were still under their authority. However, the old-fashioned colonialism does not have room in a new world order that prices itself as a system of “freedom”, “peaceful relations”, and “unity”. The old rules have to be rearranged, and it is in this process when R2P came to be a clever rewriting of the colonial era, a new legitimate colonialism that weights the value of human rights based…show more content…
Furthermore, the relation the decision-making actors have with the aggressor matters. Once again Libya and Syria serve as examples; while Gadhafi had little support from the big powers, Bashar Al Assad, on the other hand, does have a big friend on the major league, Russia. In fact, the closer to the powerful actors the better chances to get away with murder, and Israel and Saudi Arabia are other examples of this. Saudi Arabia, restricts, tortures, and kill those who are against the will of the state. In addition, the world’s top oil supplier, in coalition with the United States is bombarding Yemen, where tens of thousands have died. where are the efforts for the international community to protect those human beings? Israel has carried an asymmetrical war with the Palestinians, after taking most of their territories: where is the responsibility to protect Palestinians’ rights? The Persian Gulf economic power and the US closest friend get a free pass to do as they wish without being caught, meanwhile those who does not bring important resources to the international play chess table have to follow the rules, or they pay the

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