An often glossed over and prettily wrapped part of history can be found when examining the colonial era. This was a time of imperial racing to see who could develop the most civilizations and obtain the most land worldwide. What is ignored though is the truth of what colonialism did to the nations and the reality of its impacts on the world as a whole. Colonialism is responsible for the unequal biases toward race, gender, social class, among and within nations. Further, colonialism set into motion exploitation of nations of the global south for the benefit of nations of the global north, and even upon decolonization, with the optimistic idea of independence, imperial powers set up a system to where the decolonized nations were still dependent on them and continued the abuse of the global south nations and their resources for the economic gain, and that system sticks with us to this day.
Jade Lawton Mrs Judy Liebenberg The coming of the Spanish to the Americas was catastrophic for the indigenous Mayan civilisation. The coming of the European to the Americas was catastrophic for the indigenous American civilisations because the Mayan was conquered by the Spanish in a brutal and harsh way. The Mayan built an ancient civilization that stretched throughout much of Central America. The Maya civilization was never unified but rather made up of numerous small provinces, ruled by kings, each a centred on a city. Sometimes, a stronger Maya province would dominate a weaker province and be able to exact tribute and labour from it.
However, the positive contributions of colonialism, the introduction of modern technology, democracy, and Christianity, greatly outweigh its cons. Before the arrival of Spanish and Portuguese explores in Latin America in the late 1400’s, the New World was already a dangerous place. In Mexico, the Aztecs practiced human sacrifices. Amazonian tribes bitterly battled for land and resources. People died from easily curable diseases.
Napoleon Bonaparte’s Rise and Influence The western world as we see it today has been heavily influenced by many changes in society caused by the political actions of this man. Napoleon was power hungry. He strengthened the us, and brought to life both nationalistic and liberal rights to the people of France. These actions could either be seen as keystones or mere consequences to the successes of his military campaigns and political career. Either way, they were to shape France, Europe, and the world as we see it today.
Current historians do not have a specific answer to their disappearance but some say they were killed by the inhabitants of Hispaniola because of mistreatment. Although the second try for colonization was more of a success than the previous one. On the contrary, their attempt not only unlocked trade and expansion, but also death to the natives by the hands of the Europeans and ravish diseases. Diseases such as influenza, smallpox, measles and typhus that drastically reduced the indigenous population in the Caribbean within 50 years. And by the end of the sixteenth century, the population in the Americas that was once between 60-110 million was cut to a mere 6
Colonists carried diseases overseas that killed millions of non-Europeans. In India and Africa, colonial rule caused an increase in prevalent diseases. The modern transportation and communication links that enabled colonists to travel around the world, as their empire grew, could prove to be a double-sided sword. Not only could Europeans travel half way around the world, but when they travelled back, they brought new and deadly diseases with them. The most devastating example of this was the way that Cholera was brought back to Britain from the Indian sub-continent with devastating results.
The bloodshed that has littered the history of African nations throughout their independent existences has often been considered a direct consequence of the forcible and careless unification of tribes into nations without any understanding of the politics that govern their relationships. Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart (1958) is a historical novel, set in the British colony of Nigeria at about the turn
Through imperialism, western nations and Japan spread their rule throughout the world. Obviously, no one is never going to freely allow others to take over their nation. So, imperialism was mostly done using force. One area that was deeply affected by imperialism was Africa. While the positive effects of imperialism in Africa were Africa at the end was freed from European control and Africans were able to govern themselves & in Europe they access raw material and vase amount of land; the negative effects of imperialism in Africa caused great damage to human rights, social division, murder and raped of Africans and spread of racism throughout the continent; for Europe, the
Many have argued that imperialism and colonialization is the same thing since they involve a practice of an invasion of a region by a more dominant and superior country, but that is not the case. Colonization is a process by which a central system of power dominates the surrounding land and its components. It is an idea, custom or practice peculiar to a colony. Imperialism on the other hand is the forceful extension of a nation’s authority by territorial gain or by the establishment of the economy and /or political dominance over other nations. Colonialism is when a country conquers and rules over another region by means of exploiting the resources of the conquered country for the benefit of the conqueror.
Numerous studies have been carried out on the slave trade’s consequences on the African continent’s development. It is widely agreed that it has caused a tremendous slowdown in the Black Africa development because of the human hemorrhage it provoked and the widespread disorganization of African states and nations’ lives exposed, at all times, to this terrible scourge and totally destabilized in all spheres of economic, social and cultural life. Actually, the colonization began as early as the fifteenth century when the Portuguese arrived followed by other colonizers (French and English in particular) who had set up trading posts on the African coasts. From this moment on, military, merchants, missionaries (the 3M) kept crossing the continent.