The Benefits And Shortcomings Of 19th Century Colonialism And Globalization

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Everyone in the world knows that we are in the globalization era. In this era, people helped each other; people share information, develop economic level together. Although plenty people love this peace world created by globalization, still, some people think colonialism is better. They considered that colonialism could help countries developing faster. However, to my perspective, there is no right and wrong answer to this proposition. Both colonialism and globalization has its own benefits and shortcomings. Different people will have different perspectives to the same question. This essay will compare and contrast 19th century colonialism and contemporary globalization by examining two fields: language and economy. In the both of these two parts, academic researchers’ opinion and history facts will be showed to display both advantages and disadvantages. To begin with, globalization can maintain the diversity of languages used, and colonialism can universalize language differences. As most of us know: there are lots of colonies established by Europeans in 19th century, and these colonies help those European countries developed faster than before. (Inequalities and local human capital and resource helped European countries develop faster) (Engerman & Skoloff 2005, p. 5-p. 6). However, what we do not know is that lots of languages distinct in this period. Colonialism is kind of dominating behavior, most of them force people in colony to obey their rule by using military

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