The Stereotypes Of Imperialism In India And China

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What is imperialism? Imperialism is when a country extends their power to other countries. The native people of India and China resented imperialism because the British were taking away their land and their basic human rights. Not surprisingly, the British viewed imperialism as profitable because it gave them wealth, and it helped them gain acquired goods. The native people of India and China disliked imperialism because the British were taking away their land and their rights. Indian farmers lost land because the British wanted to take it over and grow sugar for their own profit. This meant that many of the Indian farmers that were relying on their farms for food and money became poor and starved. “... Small farmers were pushed out of their land and wealthy British men bought up the land to make large plantations for growing sugar” (Indian Products). The Indian farmers found this very unfair because the land that they owned was now being used for the British’s own good, with no regard to the indians. The Indian farmers pretty much had no say on whether their land…show more content…
A man named Hong Xiuquan began recruiting followers to help him build a better kingdom. This movement was called the Taiping Rebellion. However, once the movement actually started, the leaders of the Taiping government feuded among themselves. “The Taiping Rebellion and several other smaller uprisings put tremendous internal pressure on the Chinese government” (China Resists Outside Influence). The chinese people that were associated with the Taiping Rebellion all had the same goal. They did not want imperialism. However, a small disagreement between them caused a Rebellion within themselves. All of this was caused just because the Chinese did not agree with the British. This shows how strongly they felt about imperialism. Overall, the British were taking away the property and rights of the Indians and

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