This was because, the British ruined their lands, by stripping their forests and forcing them to grow cash crops. However, the Indians were positively impacted socially. This was because the British brought them universities, and museums that helped revolutionize Indian society, and the British also ended many negative social concepts, like highway robbery, widow suicide, and female infanticide. All around, British Imperialism had a huge effect on the India we have today. It's easy to wonder, and try to imagine what India would be like today, without British
It was in charge for 100 years, then in 1857 the Sepoy rebellion began. That’s when the British government came in, and took India over for themselves. Dr Lalvani claims that this was the start of the modernization of India, and that imperialism helped boost it to the magnificent country it is today. The Brits did leave behind an efficient government -- but not before they ruined the soil with cash crops and deforestation, led India to many famines, and left their mark all over the country in the form of train tracks. Today, both India and Britain are affected by the imperialism in India, and those scars can still be seen today, and serve as a reminder of the good and bad done during that
Dr. Lavani has made claims that the British passed the torch of their rule peacefully to India, that they built a beautiful justice system, that the British proposed fair trade, built 10,000 miles of train tracks, that the british extended indian life expectancies and built great universities. While most of these claims hold truth, these systems were always used in british favor. England divided India and kept her bound with a biased court of law. England took away her wealth on trains and force fed it back to her at a price. England taxed India 's people heavily, causing famines and England educated only those that could benefit it.
Imperialism Position Paper In the mid-1800s the British extended their power by taking control over India, leaving a detrimental impact on their nation both socially and politically after ultimately exploiting their people, leaving them on the verge if not already lost to starvation, and consciously stripping many of them of their self-governance rights. The British throughout their rule mistreated the natives, and clearly disregarded their well being after allowing them to starve, and exhausting their workers for their own personal gain. The age of imperialism in India began in the mid-1700s as the British East India Company began to gain greater political influence and power. They were eventually able to monopolize the trading industry,
Europe’s insatiable capitalist quest led to its conquest of many parts of the world, including the Caribbean island and mainland states. The process started with the ‘discovery’ of the West Indies in the late 15th Century by Christopher Columbus, and continued through the Triangular or Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade. The need for land for the extension of Europe’s value-added assets resulted in colonisation of the West Indies, while the need for labour to till the soil led to slavery. Colonisation and slavery, therefore, are agents of capitalism. Imperialism is considered the plateau or highest point of capitalism, for imperialism is the conquest of lands and peoples for the imperialist regime’s extension of power and influence.
But the lasting devastating consequences of imperialism and colonialism showed that colonialism was exploitation of the resources in the colonized territories besides degradation and abuse of indigenous people for the sake of industrialization of global market. The lasting outcomes of colonialism that persist to present day resulted in many dilemma and crisis. Bill Ashcroft et al state in The Empire Writes Back that “more than three-quarters of the people living of the world today have had their lives shaped by the experience of colonialism” (Ashcroft, 1). Conceptually, postcolonial is the term used for the period when colonies gained independence from European colonization. It was first used by historians after World War II as “post-colonial state” referring to post-independence period.
Before World War I the world’s most powerful countries were fraught with nationalistic ideals that increased friction amongst them. With the start of a Second Industrial Revolution, these countries, such as Great Britain, Russia, France, Austria-Hungary, and Germany, developed exponentially economically and produced complex realignments socially and politically. World War I, although seemingly sudden, was not a surprise; however, the consequences of the war did change the world. The impact the Second Industrial Revolution had on countries was the kick start of growth from a recession that hurt everyone. Along with economic growth came the increase in nationalism, war, and the fight for expansion.
The question asks us to investigate the positive and negative effects of Imperialism in your country. Imperialism is a policy of extending or “passing on” a country 's power and influence through colonization, use of military force, or other means (Yahoo Dictionary). The India ‘before imperialism’ was ruled by The Mughal Empire (1526-1858), a kingdom that was much larger and more powerful than any other European country at that time. India was blooming, population wise and the talk of their products reached the farthest corners of the globe. But, the Mughal Empire’s rule didn’t last long and began declining at 1707, granting entrance to outside powers.
Industry is a goldmine for countries today and its wealth is up to grabs per say. Terror groups have captured some of the oil industry and have gained wealth to spread imperialism to their enemies. This is one example of industrial elements of imperialism in our present world. America is consistently trying to spread their influence upon others with propaganda, yellow journalism, and wealth much like the Spanish-American War. The Great nation of China is one of the most imperialistically sound countries in the world.
the East. Through the 18th and 19th century the British Empire reached its peak, forming colonies all around the world. The popular imperialistic opinion was that the white man is responsible for molding the primitive cultures they encountered. The colonized population was viewed as backward, primitive. But these prejudices formed a fear of those “primitive” cultures invading western society.