Nowadays, European countries such as England, France, Germany, Belgium, and many other countries possess a colossal clout throughout the world. It is an impeccable fact that such countries, indeed, have served as a rudiment pivot and step for the world to be advanced to the point where we are since the Industrial Revolution. Such countries, because of it, without a doubt, have a crucial status globally and become the superpower and commercial hub on our planet. On the back side of their gleaming growth, however, there is an invisible part left behind their luminous development: the Imperialism. The term “Imperialism” refers to a policy of extending a country’s authority and political clout by using its military forces and diplomacy. As Frantz Facon once stated that “imperialism leaves behind germs of rot which we must clinically detect and remove from our land by from our minds as well”, one can assert without much exertion that such European powers, in the course of Imperialism, indeed, brought about an array of irreversible impairments such as ethnic tensions, slavery, increased local warfare, and many others. Rwanda, for instance, is a country that is rife with the presence of such an irretrievable deficiency. Rwanda, indeed, has shown a startling economic growth and become an emergent leader country in Central Africa. The World Bank has recently eulogized Rwanda’s recent remarkable development success, which it
Conflict theory - Argument that deviance is deliberately chosen and often political in nature (Introduction to Sociology, page 168).When the colonial powers introduced their market economy in Sudan towards the end of the last century; they simultaneously restricted its development and expansion by indigenous Sudanese in order to maintain political and economic control. After independence, however, a Sudanese `national bourgeoisie ' began to evolve from a primarily mercantile social class now ostensibly freed from colonial control. There were, nonetheless, several strong barriers to the development and progress of a middle class whose European equivalents had brought about the industrial revolution. In Sudan they lacked the major prerequisites for industrialization - namely capital, technical and scientific know-how and markets - and so their focus shifted from manufacturing production to the extraction of natural resources. The collapse of attempts at industrialization - mainly substitute industrialization - led to exploitation of accessible
“Americans have so far put up with inequality because they felt they could change their status. They didn't mind others being rich, as long as they had a path to move up as well. The American Dream is all about social mobility in a sense - the idea that anyone can make it” (Fareed Zakaria). The American Dream, to many Americans, is the notion of going from thousandaire to millionaire. It is the notion of that house with a green lawn and a white picket fence with a family and a dog. But to many in third world countries like Africa, the dream is merely freedom, opportunity and hope. In Sudan, wars ripped through the state, leaving millions dead and generations shredded in its devastating wake. The documentary film God Grew Tired of Us follows the journeys of the “Lost Boys” of Sudan and the few that were able to migrate to the United
The industrial revolution propelled African imperialism to a level the world had never seen before. During the late 19th century, borders in Europe became difficult to alter and the only way to expand was in other continents like Africa. Europe exposed Africa’s weakness and preyed on them, leaving the continent in disarray. The industrial revolution induced African imperialism for economic prosperity, the rise in cultural and social power, and political motives.
Africa had an abundance of natural resources at this time and was easy to imperialize as it was not industrialized meaning that it lacked proper weaponry in order to defend itself. The European imperialism of Africa was fueled by the industrialism and market force in the 1800’s as the Europeans gained the motivation and tools necessary to imperialize Africa so they would not have to worry about whether or not Africa would let it set up spheres of influence. . Spheres of influence were areas in Africa that in which Europeans controlled the resources and trade in the area. The motivation to imperialize Africa for the Europeans was that the nation with the most raw materials would become the most industrialized and therefore, the most powerful. The industrial revolution also provided the Europeans with far more advanced weaponry over the Africans as new and improved weapons were easier and cheaper for Europeans to manufacture. The new weapons created by the Europeans only left them with the worry of who will conquer the land in Africa, nut will they be able to. Due to their desire for natural resources and advanced weaponry, the Europeans were able to conquer Africa without any trouble from the
The Lost Boys of Sudan is a very interesting film. I thought it was very well documented and did an excellent job at portraying the life of a group of boys moving to America from Sudan. It effectively portrayed the growth of the boys as the spent more time in the foreign land.
Once General Omar Bashir took over Sudan in 1989, many resistances began to rise up against the government military. This drove, “The National Islamic Front government to inflame regional tensions… conflicts increased between African farmers and many nomadic Arab tribes” (Doc G). This shows the ethnic tensions involved because the government and the resistance were two different groups of people with a different ideals. This can cause genocide because there was already a hateful passion established to each of them, and killing each other would be the best solution. (Add more stuff). After Germany’s loss in World War I, Adolf Hitler was appointed the chancellor of Germany. He blamed all the world’s problems on the Jews, and explained how they needed to be exterminated in his speech about International Jewry. During his speech, the crowd loved what he had to say, and they too believed that Jews were a menace to society. Hitler was able to persuade them that killing them would do the world a favor, which established an ethnic tension (Doc I). This shows how genocide is also a result from rivalries between different groups of people. With a heated passion, like most Germans and Nazis had, they would not think twice about exterminating the Jews, who were the root to all evil according them. (Add more
According to this document, a driving force behind European imperialism in Africa is the economical benefit that came from Africa’s many natural resources. For example, the bar graph shows an extreme increase in the amount of money exchanged throughout the imports and exports, and their is a large difference between 1854, before colonization, and 1900, near the middle of the colonization period. The fact that the exports from Africa increased and became greater than the imports during the colonization period shows how Europe was using Africa as a source of income and took advantage of the resources within Africa.
In Darfur Sudan there is a genocide happening and the world is not reacting to it. In February 2003 The Comprehensive Peace Agreement made northern and southern Sudan have made peace with Northern and Southern Sudan and 2 group known as Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) and the Sudan Liberation Army (SLA) decide to revolt Khartoum government before the Comprehensive Peace Agreement meeting. The 2 rebels groups are targeting non-Arab Muslim sedentary tribes, including the Fur and Zaghawa people. The Rebels killed over 400,000 people and displaced over millions. Wiesel informs us that “indifferent” is making people suffer and “the human being inhuman” is nearly one of
The Sudanese government and army are killing Darfurese because they rebelled against them. The government sent the Janjaweed( a group of people who lived there ) to go kill all who rebelled against them and torture them and cause as much chaos as
This issue causes concern for everyone of Sudan, and many other people located throughout Africa and the rest of the world. The United Nations have issued a warrant for the arrest and apprehension of the Sundanese President Omar al-Bashir on the account of war crimes against humanity, and genocide. He has escaped arrest in two different African
The British viewed the Suez Canal as a vital link to its empire in Asia, especially India.
During the period of imperialism in Africa all of the countries were competing for the title of being the richest and the strongest. In fact, the whole scramble for Africa was an opportunity for countries to enhance their overall economy. For example, King Leopold II of Belgium was determined to get the area of land so he can become more wealthy. France’s politicians thought that an overseas company would strengthen the country when it came to wealth, prestige, and power, so as a result they invested in land more toward the west and north-west. Britain wanted to protect their trading routes which required them to purchase land in East Africa, and they they soon discovered the rewards of the land so the were determined to obtain as much as possible.
South Sudan is an independent country from Sudan. Sudan was plagued with major civil wars, and those in the Southern region of Sudan were targeted and attacked. Southern Sudanese were killed off in large numbers; many villages were raided. Those who weren’t killed or sold off into slavery had to make mass migration to surrounding countries- the most being allowed in Kenya in refugee camps. The civil war in Sudan results in immense deaths, child soldiers, and many displaced people. South Sudan gained independence in 2011 from Sudan, many years after the civil war began.
So I want to talk about in Chad. The Republic of Chad is a Northern African country. The area of land is 495,800 miles2. Most of Chad is desert. Today the total population is about 12.45 million. The rural population is about 8 million. Out of the 8 million, 4 million are living in poverty. The population in Chad is 11,227,208 in 2010. Most people live in central or northern Chad. The main religions are Islam and Christianity. There is a large refugee problem because of a war. This does not help the poverty problem. There are 350,000 refugees from Sudan, and 95,000 Chadians displaced all over in Chad. 58% of the population is 20 and younger. There are very little power lines and pave roads there.