Is Imperialism Justified By Social Darwinism?

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Social Darwinism was developed through the theories of evolution by Charles Darwin but Herbert Spencer, a sociologist, described the outcome of social groups. Social Darwinism does not trust the theory of equality of all human beings. They see it as certain human beings are superior to others, they believe only the strongest or fittest should survive and soar in society, and that the weak and unfit should be allowed to die. Darwinists disagree that governments should not intrude with human competition by attempting to control the economy or cure social issues such as poverty. Darwinists supported a laissez faire political and economic system. People believe that the concept of social Darwinism clarifies the philosophy of racism, and imperialism. Racism is the hatred of one person by another or the belief that another person is less than human because of skin color, language, customs, place of birth or any fact that supposedly reveals the basic nature of that person. Racism is also a belief that a particular race is superior or inferior to…show more content…
Imperialism means one country extends control and power over another, not necessarily through settlement (effects of social Darwinism). Imperialism was justified by Social Darwinism because social Darwinism was the view that the strongest race would survive and the weaker would eventually die off. Imperialism justified that the weaker the country was struggling the "greater country" could force its customs on the other country. Imperialism benefits a small, favored group but never the nation as a whole. Social Darwinist believed that Imperialism was the expected expansion and an accomplishment of a well-evolved culture and the expansion would help remove or perfect an underperforming cultures. Although the idea of Imperialism does not affect us now we as a nation seemed to have respect each other. With today you could say there is an international law and
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