Imperialism and Colonialism are related to the extension of authority, influence, and domination of one society on another (as Dr. Wang stated in lecture 4). The difference between Imperialism and Colonialism is that the former is an idea whereas the latter is an application or practice. The motivations behind Western Colonialism included a drive for national pride, a misapplication of social Darwinism, and a desire for raw materials (Murphey, 298). As discussed in the week 5 lecture, colonial rule took the form of direct rule, pseudo-indirect rule, and indirect rule. Imperialism and Colonialism caused a shift in power from China to Japan, growth of trade in India, and variable responses in Southeast Asia.
Europeans monopolized trade with India and China and set high prices of goods sold in the empire, which greatly affected Ottoman trade and caused inflation in their economy. Moreover, the British, French, and Greek forces combined and were ready to fully take control over Thrace and Constantinople. The location of Constantinople was very significant to the Ottoman trade. In addition, Constantinople was very important to the Europeans as it was such a strong and important city during the Roman Empire. For Ottomans to conquer such a city was psychologically not accepted by the Europeans.
The Chinese Opium Wars were a devastating blow to the Chinese government and its relationship with the Western countries. The First Opium War was mainly due to the opium trade. The Second Opium War started with a misunderstanding on a merchant ship and the already boiling tensions between the Chinese and the Western countries. This is an investigation to answer the question: To what extent has the Second Opium War influenced the change in the Chinese government and military?
Specifically, India wasn’t a unified country, yet was composed of a plethora of states with distinct economies, politics, societies, and interests. Furthermore, these states were engaged in conflicts between each other. Consequently, India had a weakened assortment of resistance against external threats. Therefore, the British were able to usurp power and control of India without much struggle. Not only that, the British were more developed than the Indians in technology, and that technological gap only continued to widen throughout the impending Industrial Revolution in
China’s writing was called calligraphy and Egypt’s writing was called hieroglyphics. Even though they were located on different continents, amazingly both China and Egypt found similar ways to start their civilizations. Although differences existed in the goods they produced, what their writing was called, and how they ruled, the similarities between these civilizations were many. One big difference is that the Chinese civilization still exists
The British Raj was the rule of Britain in India between 1858 and 1947. British imperialism had many positive and negative effects on India. The fact that the Indian people lacked unity and were divided by geographical means meant that Britain could claim India as its colony. When the Company lost control, the British government took over India. This had positive and negative effects on India that continue to impact the present.
Today I will be talking about how British imperialism effected India in different ways. India became really valuable to the British when the railroad was build there. The British used the railroad to transport goods and raw product. Nearly all the materials used in manufacturing were produced on plantations, including tea, cotton, opium and coffee. In particular, the British would ship opium to China in exchange for tea that was sold in England.
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The Opium Wars came from China 's attempts to suppress the trade and consumption f Opium. The first war took place from 1839 to 1842 and the second war was from 1856 to 1860. The Opium wars marked a new beginning in terms of China’s relationship with the west. Regular trade had been going on with the British since the arrival of the Portuguese in the 1600’s. As European economic power rose, Chines goods such as silk, porcelain and tea became highly sought after.
Have you ever wondered why the common language in India is English? Mughal Dynasty first ruled India and kept the Europeans under control until 1707 when the Mughal empire began to collapse. After the empire collapsed the East India Trading Company took over and then the British took over with the British army which was also staffed with sepoys. When the British took over India they made it significantly better although the British also caused many problems politically, economically, and socially and the British culture became the normality for India. The British Imperial rule of India not only maintained but completely controlled the Indian government and used it against Indians instead of defending them (Gandhi).
During the early eighteenth century, Britain started its trade with China by importing several indigenous goods such as silk, porcelain, and tea in exchange for silver. However, Britain incurred a significant trade deficit in this economic relationship and decided to start growing opium in India, which was facilitated by Britain’s colossal trading company known as the British East India Company. The British began to illegally trade and sell opium in China, which induced tension and conflict between the two countries. The effects of this epidemic of opioid addiction vastly changed the overall foundation of China’s economy, society, and government. Although Britain’s opium trade significantly affected life in Chinese society by leading to increased
Imperialism is a policy of extending the rule or authority of an empire or nation over foreign countries. It originated in the 1800’s but flourished in Europe during the 1900’s due to the British expansion towards foreign lands. The factors in fueling the 19th-century imperialism consisted of racism, economics, religion, and politics: Racism, in my opinion, is the most important in fueling the 19th-century imperialism because the motives for expansion expressed prejudice. Racism means the prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism directed against someone of a different race based on the belief that one’s own race is superior. Most events during the era of imperialism illustrated a trait of racism, which fueled imperialism throughout Europe.
What is imperialism? Imperialism is when a country extends their power to other countries. The native people of India and China resented imperialism because the British were taking away their land and their basic human rights. Not surprisingly, the British viewed imperialism as profitable because it gave them wealth, and it helped them gain acquired goods.