18th Century American Imperialism

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During the 18th-century cultural imperialism was arguably one of the most significant factors of British imperialism. Most westerners believed they lived in the best possible world and that they had built an empire on technological advances. This Eurocentric mentality often gave them the confidence to build ports, ways of transportation, communication systems, and schools, as well as improving health care, thereby bringing the benefits of modern science to less developed areas. Social Darwinists argued that Western civilization was the strongest and best and that it was the duty of the West to bring the benefits of its civilization to lesser peoples and cultures. However, disputes led European nations to the brink of war. Britain and France…show more content…
Like most imperialists at the time, the British invaded into territories with little respect for the ethnicities within a region. As a result, this isolation and separation of different tribes within the nation created conflict and tension. This ultimately caused the Sudanese population to be in distress and formulated tension with one another. The divide of the north and South Sudan was often perceived as an opportunity to “unite” the country once and for all, but in reality this unity lasted just over two decades due to British policies and treatment of local Sudanese. However, ethnic communities such as Dinka, Zande and Bari were not united anytime before the British arrived. Hinting this area was already in a state of tension within tribal communities. Therefore, the only statement that can be assumed is that the British recognized the existence of different ethnic communities of the locals. In theory the Africans were dealing as much, or even worse amounts of negative impacts on different tribes in adjacent communities. In pursuit of “one language, one culture, and one nation” the Africans were in pursuit of denying most of their cultural heritage to create a common community among all. These results can be seen
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