J. A. Hobson Views On Imperialism

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1. In Imperialism J.A. Hobson claims that imperialism is not motivated “by the interests of the nation, but by those of certain classes, who impose the policy upon the nation for their own advantage.” What group do you think Hobson was talking about? Why? The groups that Hobson was talking about were the certain classes that portray the part of imposing policy is the upper tier society in Britain due to the fact they have military, politics, and financial resources. I believe that is an advantage to the upper tier society in Britain due to the fact people because having military and financial resources can defeat what they must overcome. 2. Why does J.A. Hobson argue that imperialism is dangerous and a detriment to British nationalism? Hobson argues that imperialism is severely threatening and a disadvantage to the British nationalism because the policy they have adopted puts people in charge of the right accreditation. The British nationalism accordingly divides the classes explaining that people who are separated and from other groups based on their wealth. This basically states that the British society has much more faith a belief to imperialism. Document two: Cecil Rhodes, Confession of Faith 1. How did Rhodes justify imperialism? Why was it the duty of the Anglo-Saxon race to subdue “inferior” populations? Rhodes justified imperialism…show more content…
For example, the way Kipling describes the White Man’s Burden is quite similar to Orwell due to the fact he was a police officer in an imperialistic nation, making Orwell participate in a similar situation to Kipling’s idea. Kipling felt like imperialism is wrong because it’s an advantage for the White Man to have power over the lower-class citizens. Orwell’s experience in Burma fit with Rhodes idea of imperialism because Rhodes believes that have that imperialistic power is right and that Orwell should just obey that
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