Imperialism In Back To My Own Country And Shooting An Elephant

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“ I hate imperialism. I detest colonialism. And I fear the consequences of their last bitter struggle for life. We are determined that our nation, and the world as a whole, shall not be the plaything of one small corner of the world.” (Sukarno). Imperialism has caused an immense amount of difficulties for people either individually or with their families. The age of imperialism started around the late 1700’s with European industrialization. This movement engaged the movement of colonization and annexing different parts of the world. In “Back to My Own Country: An Essay” and “Shooting an Elephant '' demontrates the different movements of discrimination, exploiting, and mistreatments in people’s own homes. British colonialism discriminated and …show more content…

England definitely benefited from imperializing colonies because they were able to obtain valuable materials, like metals, sugar and tobacco, which they could also sell to other countries. These would be examples of trading systems, which is how Britain continued to gain more money and colonies. In “Back to My Own Country: An Essay” it stated “Those islands soon became brutal islands-fatories helping to fuel and to fund the industrial revolution in Britian” (Levy 695-696). When Levy stated this it showed how this small colony was still working just to pay for the British’s funds.
“ The money that slavery in the Caribbean generated was reinvested in Britain industry and infrastructure” ( Levy 695-696). This is another piece of evidence which was added to demonstrate once again how trh British industries were starting to take over big and small …show more content…

In the early 1800s, the British government motivated by profit and security marched into the south east Asian nation of Burma today known as Myanmar. This is a Buddhist country rich in natural resources and also Burma was an Expressionist power that bordered India, one of Great Britain‘s most prized colonies. In Mandalay on 28 November 1885 British troops entered after three wars they gained various parts of Burma. The British used all of the area of Myanmar. This made the territory a province of British India, on 1 January in 1886. Colonialism affected Burmese people because of their religious authorities the British marginalized the Berman community, while granting ethnic minorities access to

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