Essay On Imperialism

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Imperialism is domination by one country of the political,economic, and cultural life of another country or region. Some countries that were affected by imperialism are Africa, China, India, Japan, and the Middle East. Nationalism is loyalty and devotion to a particular country, and the act of improving a country. Nationalism is based on imperialism, therefore the early 20th century imperialism in Asia and the Middle East significantly affected Nationalism. Human rights violations also stemmed from Nationalism and was predominantly an issue in India. Imperialism can have social, economic and political causes. The Sykes - Picot Agreement was a political cause of imperialism in the Middle East. It was a secret agreement between…show more content…
A group of students stood in a circle and burned Japanese goods on the playground on May 9,1919 as a way to show their hatred towards the Japanese since they took the Chinese colonies. The Long March was also a nationalistic movement in China which provided a heroic myth for Chinese communists in the future and deepened the communists’ sense of destiny. Mahatma Gandhi’s letter to the Viceroy showed his nationalistic tendencies. In his letter he speaks about the harsh conditions that India faced under British rule. Gandhi said “It has reduced us politically to serfdom. It has sapped the foundations of our culture.” Arthur James Balfour’s letter to Lord Rothschild was an example of nationalism in the Middle East. There were human rights violations as a result of nationalism.In India there was an attack by a mob on a British missionary worker which caused the British General Reginald Dyer to resort to harsh measures. According to document 8 “local people were flogged and made to crawl on their stomach.”According to document 9B there were millions of starving people that were maimed and helpless in
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