The Economic And Economic Causes Of Imperialism

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Imperialism is the ambition of a powerful nation to dominate the political, economical, and cultural affairs of another nation or region. The idea of imperialism occurred after the Industrial Revolution in the late 19th century and early 20th century. The specific years of imperialism are from 1870-1914. The regions that were affected by imperialism include Africa, Asia, and Latin America. These region were wanted by the imperialist powers of this time, which were: Germany, Great Britain, Belgium, France, Italy, Portugal, and Spain. The United States and Japan were also imperialist powers; however, neither was involved in colonizing Africa. Economical, political, and social causes were the roots of imperialism. Economical causes included materials and markets. Materials were a cause as countries wanted to depend on themselves for raw materials. They didn’t want to depend on other countries so in times of war, they still have access to all of these materials. Since these imperialist powers own country did not hold many of the necessary raw materials for crafting, they went and colonized other countries in different parts of the world so they could use those countries to obtain the necessary materials. Markets were also a cause of imperialism, as western countries were selling products to other non-industrialized regions in Africa, Asia and Latin America. This would cause the western countries to be able to make a profit, and with more money, comes more power. A political

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