The Vicious Imperialist: The Age Of Imperialism

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The Vicious Imperialist The age of imperialism was a period of time when the sinister creatures dispersed around the world under the cloak of darkness. Holding sharp-penetrating bullet guns, the white, pale European vampires went around to drain the citizen’s blood, sabotage the lands and haunt down the natural resources. The world was shattered into pieces and all that left were anarchy, choler, misery and resentments. Imperialism was no doubt malicious and had only negative impacts on the colonized countries. During the late 19th century and early 20th century, European nations practiced imperialism; they “[took] over a weaker nation” and “dominate[d] its economic, political, and cultural life.” (Imperialism: Introduction) Imperialism was initiated by several reasons, including industrialization, nationalism, and Social Darwinism. (Imperialism and Colonialism, 1870-1914) The age of industrialization demanded copious amount of raw materials for European nations to search for foreign lands where they could get as much raw materials as they could at the lowest price possible. Hence, caused an exploitation of natural resources and impeded the colonized countries’ economic developments. Nationalism, strongly devoted towards one own nation, induced European nations to add colonies to their empires as a measure of national greatness. The White Man’s Burden, written by Rudyard Kipling, illustrated Europeans’ duty to bring progress to savage nations due to Social Darwinism, the

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