Consequences Of Imperialism In The 1600's

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Imperialism and its consequences Imperialism is the term that describes one nation’s dominance over another nation or territory. In the 1800s there were four types of imperialisms, which were; Colonial imperialism, Economic Imperialism, Political Imperialism, and the Socio-Cultural Imperialism. Colonial Imperialism, this form of imperialism is virtual complete takeover of an area, with domination in all areas: economic, political, and socio-cultural. Economic Imperialism, this form of imperialism allowed the area to operate as its own nation, except for the trading and other businesses. Political Imperialism, although a country may have had its own government with natives in political positions, it operated as the imperialist country …show more content…

The Dutch grabbed rich territories in Asia to gain control over the profitable spice trade. They also set up colonies in South Africa and North America. The French acquired colonies too, including present day Canada, which was particularly valuable for it’s fur. The British in the 1600’s took over the Dutch territory in North America and in 1763 they took Canada from the French. Despite their loss of the 13 American colonies after the Revolutionary War in 1783, the British continued to acquire new territories. They soon settled in Australia and eventually went on to control one of the largest empires in history. The Age of Imperialism was a time period beginning around 1700. During that time, modern nations were taking over the less developed areas, colonizing them or influencing them in order to expand their own power. This was what was happening back then. Historians John Gallagher and Ronald Robinson put the ideas of imperialism forward during the 20th century. European Imperialism was influential, and Europeans rejected the notion that imperialism required formal, legal control by one government over another country.

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