Athens and China many appear very different, but I think they are more similar than they appear. In China since it there was a lot of power in the hands of the Emperor some people might expect that the citizens in China had little to do with the government. However like Athens the citizens did take part in the government. China still was supported and involved the people in the government like Athens. Document 2 states “Those who ruled are supported by those who are ruled.”
An example of this occurring would be the Open Door Policy that was created by the U.S in 1899. The Open Door Policy stated that all European nations, as well as the U.S could trade with China. This is an example of intervention that took place between the Europeans, the U.S and China. The U.S decided to create this policy because they feared losing their trading abilities with China. The European nations were taking different parts of China by annexing them.
Each country had very different responses towards the European scientific Revolution. China had a strong rejection towards the scientific revolution because the Europeans had failed to leave a good impression. According to the video, “Empires in Collision” China was a well-advanced country that had a rich economy also China was a nation that envisioned themselves as above everyone else. When the Europeans showed their inventions, China looked at them like “toys” it was never enough to persuade the Chinese. Out of the three countries China was unyielding to European’s scientific revolution.
but it had a minimal impact on China. Ancestor worship, Confucianism, Daoism, and Buddhism were still the main Chinese religions. Even with a strong European presence in China, imperial government regulation, Confucian bureaucracy, dynastic patterns, and culture identity remained unchanged. The Chinese continued to follow their traditions despite Western Europeans best efforts to change
The Columbian Exchange The Columbian Exchange had a negative effect on the world due to these reasons. Slavery, land taken from the native americans by europeans by force and diseases that wiped a major amount of native americans. The Columbian Exchange was the widespread transfer of plants, animals, culture, human populations, technology, and ideas .Three groups were affected by this the most ,Africa,Europe,Native americans between the 15th and 16th century Slavery killed more than 4.5 million people and affected way more. Slaves were in harsh conditions when coming to america.
Having varying effects, imperialism approached nations differently and implemented different changes. Many desired the beneficial changes imperialism would bring, not only to them, but to the world as well. Still, others saw the devastation brought about by imperialism. Although imperialist powers focused on benefits that were supposedly mutual and effective to both imperialists and their subjects, imperialism left a drastic, unfavorable footprint on the face of colonized regions. It was commonly believed by imperialistic powers that their influence was incredibly beneficial to all those involved.
The Europeans also brought slavery to the world which everybody knows is a terrible thing. A large reason why Imperialism was a terrible thing was because the spread of disease. Spreading of these diseases, for example Smallpox, killed millions of people around the world. Smallpox destroyed the native tribes the Aztecs and the Incas.
For the Americans, imperializing China was a way to keep European countries from colonizing it and gaining too much power. For the Europeans, it was a great economic investment. But from the Chinese point of view, the foreigners were evil and out to destroy their ancient culture. European imperialism has had a long standing impact on Chinese society today, being both good and bad. Before imperialism, life in China was simple and self-sufficient.
During the age of exploration France was one of the biggest countries to imperialize in the 1800. France desired control of some Indochina for money, resources and labour. France unfortunately cared less about the lives that where spent and more about the resources. For this reason the native people of Indochina suffered greatly at the hands of French imperialism.
Columbian Exchange The Columbian exchange had both positive and negative effects for both Europe and the New World, but of the negative effects stem from racial views. Positive effects in Europe included introducing the Western civilization of the period, wealth, knowledge, and material substances that they did not have before. There was not much of a negative effect in Europe except for diseases from the New World counts. Positive effects of the exchange in the New World were new items and a new way of life, but a new lifestyle could also be negative, and another negative outcome for the New World was the introduction diseases.
The Pax Mongolia introduced many of the lasting effects still seen today. The Mongolians also improved commerce thru the Silk Road. This improvement made it possible to share more items and ideas. An important item shared was gunpowder of which was brought into Europe. This revolutionized warfare in unimaginable ways.
In conclusion, imperialism had countless negative effects on the world today. It resulted in slave trade, caused cultures to be destroyed and took away countries’ natural resources. Had it not been for imperialism, the world today would consist of more diverse cultures with less discrimination and countries would be able to use their resources as they