Effects Of Colonialism In Nigeria

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FAIZA RUKSAR ARIF
H2013BA50
International Relations and Foreign Policies- Term Paper:
COLONIALISM:
Abstract:
This paper is a discussion of the character of British colonization in Nigeria. We examine the facts leading to the intrusion of British in Nigeria. While the British constantly expanded their territory, it wasn’t until 1900 when they established political control over the Nigerian area in the form of three autonomous administrations. They were then amalgamated to form the Nigerian state.

Over the past decades there has been a great deal of research and social science literature that looks into the phenomenon that is Colonialism and its far reaching effects. Economists have tried to analyze the differential growth of countries and their economies through the prism of colonization. This paper deals with the core concepts that play key roles in power play and shifts within the world- colonialism and development.
Colonialism involves the establishment and maintenance of foreign rule over a set of people for the purpose of getting maximum economic benefit by the colonizing power. (Fadeiye, 2005). Thus, it is executing political control and domination over a weaker nation by a powerful, economically sound nation. These foreign nations not only settled politically but also socially and economically. In order to secure their position, they seized the lands of the people and imposed taxation, using the colony as a means of wealth. Thus, colonialism implies “formal

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