Out of economics morality and revolution economics is a very important one. Economics are important because it made a lot of countries a lot of money like the British for example, they made exports of goods from Africa they don't have in great Britain. Rubber was one of the things Britain got out of Africa. Out of economics, morality and revolution morality has to be the saddest one. Morality was one of the saddest because Africans were not treated fairly at all.
It is a kind of authority of an empire or nation over foreign contrives. Although, first recording of the word date from the middle of nineteenth century, essence of this policy even exist in an ancient period. We can see that countries before world war l were not the first case of imperialism. There are many reasons why countries control over colonies. Colonies may have geopolitical or military advantages but the main one is an economy.
Although, the Industrial Revolution resulted in very much pain, the Europeans did just as much damage when they invaded Africa, with no regards to the original African people. The imperialism in Africa included many countries from Europe, all with their own reasons to invade Africa, including land, power, resources, and more. In the text, "Confessions of Faith," Cecil Rhodes states, "Africa is still lying ready for us it is our duty to take it. It is our duty to seize every opportunity of acquiring more territory." This statement illustrates England 's point of view towards imperialism and also provides their reasons for imperializing to Africa.
Imperialism, which is the policy of a strong country extending power and influence through diplomacy or military force to take control over a weaker country. In simpler words, imperialism is when a strong country takes control over a weaker country. Imperialism has been present throughout the world 's history and still has influence today. Some specific causes of imperialism are economics, ethnocentrism, exploration, politics, and religion. Two events that were caused by imperialism was World War One and the invasion of Africa.
Adi (1). Mali had so much gold that the value of gold decreased dramatically and hasn’t returned to its normal price until 12 years later (Adi 1). “Africans were economically self-sufficient and socially stable when Europeans came to trade with them” they had so many resources and managed them so well such as; gold, resin, spices, orchil, and cattle (M’Baye 611). The forced diaspora of African people challenged the diminishing populations survival as they were stripped of their resources and many were either killed by the Europeans or left to starve (Lovejoy 1). Dr. Hakim Adi states, “the human and other resources that were taken from Africa contributed to the capitalist development and wealth of Europe” however, the loss of potential population and resources in Africa was a major factor of its economic underdevelopment (Adi 1).
Davidson makes reference to Idi Amin of Uganda as well as Jean-Bédel Bokassa of the Central African Republic, who both are examples of leaders who mirrored the actions of their colonial predecessors. Their rule was similar to that of European colonizers in that they thrived off of the inequality of Africans and took part in lavish celebrations while the majority of their country remained poor. While some believe this corruption is due to some innate greed possessed solely by Africans, a look into history tells you that modern day African rulers have simply just inherited and embraced the lifestyle of the European rules before them, which unfortunately included the massive hoarding of wealth. This hoarding of wealth did not come without any opposition however, which brings about the next theme of dictatorship and how rulers such as Bokassa and Amin maintained their positions of power through the crushing of dissent. The suppression of protests was done through the torture and murder of anyone who criticized, which is exactly how the European colonizers ruled out any opposition and another example of the brutal legacies of
America, before the British colonialism, is populated by the Native people and they do not have a stable economy and government. After the colonization of the European, America began to apply what they learned from the British and make up their government. And today, America is most powerful country in the world while United Kingdom is the second most powerful. If the British did not colonize America, it could still be populated with Native people until now. Even if Africa did not develop like America, it was able to become a developed country among the other third world countries.
The 1900s was the time when many superior countries wanted to command throughout the world. To some it did not matter who or what was on their way as long as they got what they wanted. In the imperial system power is fought for, underdeveloped countries are a target and what is promised is not always their true intentions. Boer Settlers in South Africa Boer settlers have been in South Africa since the 17th century, but did not introduce “British Assumption and Law”until the 1800’s. (R5-Roberts-WhiteMansWorld, p. 107).
Imperialism and Colonization have played a very big role in shaping up the world. Looking at some of the advantages and disadvantages of these two practices a few only stands out: for instance imperialism helped to shape Africa politically and culturally by having the Europeans’ economic and technological power reshape their country. It tried to help Africa become a global economy as both a supplier of raw materials and purchaser of manufactured goods, to name a few. One of the biggest disadvantages of imperialism is cultural imperialism; many invaded countries lost their identities because they were forced to adapt the culture of the dominating
LECTURER.> IVAR HENDLA. Defenders of modern imperialism and colonialism, long pleaded their case in terms of the white man’s burden, they reasoned that it was the obligation of advanced nation to help the people of backward nations. (Perkin, Palmer. 2007). Imperialism has a wide range of meaning as different people have varying levels of understanding, some definitions of imperialism include “ imperialism is a policy which aims at creating, organizing and maintaining an empire (which is a state of vast size