As technological and military advancements came about, the development of a capitalist market and economy encouraged european powers to conquer overseas empires. In order to keep up with this rapid development, european powers developed a sense of greed and unrelentless ambition. European powers sought to colonize non western societies in search of a cheap labor resources that can be sold as foreign imports that could support their capitalist society. Also, as each country experienced progress, the pressure to rise in power resulted in tough competition to be the most powerful force. Aside from economic gain, european powers were inspired to colonize overseas empires due to unrelentling ambition.
Imperialism can be defined as “the takeover of a country or territory by a stronger nation to dominate the political, economic, and social life of the people of that nation.” Moreover, since social darwinism supported imperialism, it, therefore, justified racism. During the time of industrialization and imperialism, Europe was on a constant search for resources for their industries and turned their attention to Japan, the Congo, and India. However, while Europeans sought to take over those countries as they also felt that it was their duty to “improve” them. Unlike the Congo and India, Japan was able to modernize and adapt. As a result of European colonization, the Congo and India’s population suffered as India starved and the Congo became divided.
In the sixteenth century, Europe began to expand by sending explorers and missionaries out to discover new territory. In the Americas, it is was primarily the Spanish, the French, and some English. Both Spain and France had different motives for sending the explorers and missionaries to the New World. The missionaries were mostly Jesuits, and while they are the same order, the Spanish Jesuits operated differently that the French Jesuits. This reflection will look at some of the Jesuit philosophies and contrast how the Spanish and French carried out their mission.
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
Early colonization of North America can be categorized by three distinct groups: English French and Spanish. Between the years 1598 and 1763, all three of these groups settled into new territory in the hopes of gaining wealth and power. Each group had an approach to the problems faced in the New World. Factors such as native relations or religion played their role in shaping each colony. However, when the French decided to compromise with the Natives over land, their colonies failed; as opposed to the British and Spanish who exploited their Native populations and achieved successful settlements.
This improved the quantity of energy production which solved the shortage problem. As the industrialized nations needed new markets to trade their products at therefore, they had conquer some other states and sell their products. They needed to come up with new innovations accept from religion to use against the conquered nations in Asia and Africa. For this purpose many military types of equipment were invented during the industrial revolution such as machine guns Breach-load rifles and these military advantages helped the Europeans achieve imperial powers over the Asian and African states. New nations also
“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.
One common mission the British had when coming to the America was to spread religion. They introduced Christianity the most throughout the land. Sometimes the people weren’t as accepting of the new religion and which the British would then try to force it on them, although this called many disputes. Another influence the European’s had was, they influenced slavery. It was a way to not have to pay for people to do the work or pay little to nothing and keep the majority of the profits to yourself.
In my opinion, I think that Constantine did create the Edict of Milan as a way to get the Christians on his side. Me being a Catholic Christian, I think that he did have a very important role in history freeing the Christians, whether it was just for political gains or it was actually what he believed in, he was a crucial part in history. That being said, I think he was another Roman general, not just “another” Roman general though, a very important Roman
Therefore, the proposal of contextual theology aroused great repercussions and it has been widely accepted. If the first paradigm shift which was brought by the Enlightenment movement happened naturally as its historical development within its time frame, then this second paradigm shift was a shift of space. It was not only the theological adaptation and response to the impact of the evolution of civilization in the same space but at the same time, it also involved the different roles played by the various cultures in the Christian theology. Meanwhile, it represented the struggles of the Christians in the Third World for their