The gap between the rich and the poor was larger than ever, and homelessness was on the rise as cities became extremely dense and overpopulated. Britain didn’t want this surplus population to go to waste, so the colonization of Africa was a good excuse to export these people so that they could help in taking over Africa. Overall, the reason for Britain’s colonization campaign for Africa was to show superiority to other nations, for natural recourses, and oversight on African trades. It’s clear that they were driven by economic and strategic
This allowed India to have a consistent and successful trade network. Although Britain controlled Nigeria and India using the same style of government control, they differed when it came to the ethnic group interactions and the trade success in other countries. These similarities and differences are impactful because it shows how both countries were able to contribute to the world even under the control of another country. For example, countries today still have large and diverse amounts of ethnic groups, which are limited to themselves through the language and geographic barriers that limit each society from unifying as
“But apart from the church, the white men had also brought a government.” This is a quote from the text “Things Fall Apart” by Chinua Achebe thats shows the first months of European colonization of Africa. Colonization is a process by which a central system of power dominates the surrounding land and its components. This is what occurred when the Europeans invaded Africa and took control of the African people and implemented different government systems and religions. Overall colonization occurred because European powers wanted to gain more economic power which caused the people of Africa to be stripped of their freedom and forced to adopt a whole new way of living. Prior to European colonization, Africa consisted of many different cultures and ethnicities.
“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.
In the past, a quality education was only attainable by the rich and powerful within these states. Recently, we have seen higher education attainability rates throughout the post colonial-world (Mann, “Post Colonial Development in Africa”). Post-colonialism is defined between nations and areas they colonized and ruled (Mann, “Post Colonial Development in Africa”). In 1957, the Gold Coast gained independence and became Ghana. In Kenya, there was a revolt which led to decolonization in 1963.
While the United States was a world leader for social mobility in the past, it now has a significantly decreased social mobility, especially compared to other developed countries in the world. In fact, the possibility of social mobility has greatly decreased in the United States in regards to class, race, gender, and even age. So, how many people in the United States are able to move up the ladder of class? Not nearly as many in previous years, that’s for sure. Will social mobility increase, giving the American people the ability to hope for the American Dream again?
Both colonists settled in modern day America for different reasons but were driven by the same ambitions for a new life that would determine how long the colony would last. Their relationships with the Native Americans also had a key role in the survival of the colonies as well as how they familiarized themselves with new conditions. Ultimately, Plymouth created a larger impact on modern US history, and due to their relations with Native Americans, they created a lasting survival and economy. Jamestown, being the first successful colony, faced problems that decimated most of its settlers. The
The white groups were looked to as superior compared to the black race who were looked to as just property and free labor. Many stories such as “Désirée’s Baby” and “Pudd 'nhead Wilson” have shed light on these issues. In the short story, Désirée’s Baby, the text discusses issues with the construction of social race in the United States as well as sheds light on race and the division of other races. Certain roles have been placed on races other than the white race because of a fear of being less in power or not as equal to the white race. Slavery was a very prominent issue in America because there was not enough people to help build the country.
For example, the European imperial powers enriched their economies through the extraction of raw resources from the colonies and then selling them in the origin country and the colonies’ markets as well. A more specific example is the British East India Company that had its own army to help protect and market their goods in India. Second, military power comes before ideological power for two reasons. Unfamiliar ideologies have been suppressed and killed either by oppressive governments or by the common society that usually resist any change in the status quo. This has been the norm throughout history, and is still the norm in many countries today, until the last century that allowed a relative free sharing of ideas and opinions.
Geography and Exploration have affected the world and our society in many different ways. I believe Geography and Exploration both have contributed to the fact that Europeans are today seen as part of the most developed countries. This is because of the geographical luck Europeans had since the beginning, according to the Guns Germs and Steel theory, the explorations and the columbian exchange giving Europeas the possibility to ameliorate their technology and establish trade, and the fact that Europeans exploited other tribes, becoming rich on the local’s costs. A Theory called Guns, Germs and Steel by Jared Diamond says that Geographical luck is the reasons why Europeans are more developed today. Jared Diamond believes that the success of