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    A. Explain the reasons for English Colonization by doing the Following: A1. Discuss the political motivations for English Imperialism. The main political motivation for English Imperialism was due to the rivalries with its European Counterparts. Initially, European countries were looking for a water passage to China so they would be able to trade for their goods. Spain, who lead the charge, landed in Central and South America, captured gold and silver.

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    3) According to the text, who proposes this and why would it be in the best interest of high income nations? According to the text to who proposes this is the rich people, why is because they are already rich and they can do whatever they want to do with the income. So as a result the can control the high income nation. 4)

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    Only when the colonial interests change, it was the colonial troops who act to bring change to the regime. British tanks besieged Abdeen palace in Cairo 1942 to force king Farouk to appoint a nationalist Wafdist cabinet to cooperate with Britain during WWII, despite 1936 agreement that make Egypt an independent and sovereign state Britain and Soviets reoccupied Iran in 1941 to force Reza Shah to leave the throne to his son Mohamed. The colonial powers established and supported authoritarian regimes that guarantee the continuity of the colonial interests and acted against any effort by the local political parties and movements to establish constitutional rule. That situation encouraged the states in the Middle East to be more authoritarian and, hence, more dependent.

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    The African proverb states: “Until lions have their own historians, tales of hunting will always glorify the hunter”. The need for a historical account by the native people is necessary to counter the repetitive inaccurate accounts written by the colonialists. Alternative voices are presented through director Raoul Peck’s film Sometimes in April, and Oodgeroo Noonuccal’s poems “We Are Going” and “Municipal Gum”. These texts all explore the ongoing impact of colonization by challenging and expanding the colonial narratives of racial superiority and assimilation of identity. They achieve this through different contexts and experiences but the similar idea that all colonialism leads to the destruction of a civilisation in which the natives continue to carry the marks of history.

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    Colonial Contradiction

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    We see the contradictions arise for the South beginning in 1764 with the passage of the Sugar Act and the effective end of England’s salutary neglect on its colonies. By this time, the colonies had already established their own forms of government which were run by ‘the people’ (as evidenced by the Mayflower Compact and House of Burgesses) and had grown content governing themselves with little to no interference from mother England. So, when she did try to finally exert authority over the colonies it was met with resistance. In resisting England’s attempts to regain control over its colonies, the colonies found that if they worked together, they could stand up to England and even win, as evidenced by the non-importation movement in 1764 and parliaments revision of the Grenville Acts as a response to the colonists united boycott. This unity would continue all the way through to the American Revolution.8

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    In 1492, Columbus started his voyage which aimed at developing new trading route and expanding colonies. Ultimately, the European monarch discovered the New World. The discovery of the New World boosted European’s trading. On the other hand, while the Chinese government in the Ming Dynasty stopped financing the maritime expeditions, China gradually lost her position as the major economic actor in the trading system of the Afro-Asian world. Candice Goucher and her colleagues mentioned in their book that China had played a crucial role in the Afro-Asian world trade system until the late thirteen century, while Europe was only in the periphery and it was only connected to the trade system through the Mediterranean trade route.

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    Africa itself presented some amount of riches and a whole trove of slave laborers to build and farm the new world. Europe benefited from the collision far more than Africa or the Americas and went on to utilize the assets found Africa and the Americas to build empires. The collision of worlds was not beneficial for all parties. However, due to a massive influx of conquerable land, it was the first step towards the colonization of the Americas, and eventually the new trading trading routes would create the triangle

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    European Imperialism Dbq

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    In the race of European imperialism, European countries dominated innocent African colonies. The driving force behind this? Africa’s bountiful resources. Before Africa’s colonization, the European presence in Africa was extremely limited, mainly due to lack of exploration and diseases (Background Essay). However, this changed as European prominence became largely influential through the discovery of Africa’s resource rich lands.

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    Model I, “Pure Plantation Economy,” which represented the period of slave-based production under mercantilism; Model II, “Plantation Economy Modified,” which represented the post-emancipation period and Model III, “Plantation Economy Further Modified,” represented the modern period. The plantation model represents an historical/structural analysis of economies created by European colonization primarily through the establishment of plantations. The plantations were characterised as the relationship of the metropole to the hinterland (or colony). Best (1968) asserted that this structure, though modified, has persisted to the present where the new industries of Model III reproduce the characteristics of the dominant plantation sector in Model I.

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    After the colonial presence in the Indian Ocean such relations were compressed into slavery and its legitimacy abolished in the sake of freedom and civilization. The Imperial civilizatory mission created and legitimized new forms of “free” labor, while

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    The process which led the United States gaining independence, in the beginning, was around the 18th century were the eras of decolonisation which was the period after second world war. As the native nationalist movement required numerous Europeans to leave Asia. Middle East and Africa. The united states have always acted as an empire in this propensity to addition new people and territories. However, it set itself separately towards classic example of European colonial imperialism.

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    However, do you really think that African people were happy about this? No, In fact Europeans created a treaty to trick the Africans, but after signing Africans realized and resisted.(Iweriebor, “The Colonization of Africa”). However, they were not as powerful as the Europeans were. For example, “African forces in general fought with bows, arrows, spears, swords, old rifles, and cavalries; the European forces fought with deadly firearms, machine guns, new rifles, and artillery guns. ”(Iweriebor, “The Colonization of Africa”).

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    The systematic expansion of the Europeans which involves the control of territory and people across the world is what is known as “colonialism”. Although colonialism did not take its root in Africa as it dates back to the 16th century, but Africa was the last wave of colonialism. This European expansion in Africa had occasioned a scramble at the Berlin Conference of 1885 and was not the first of its kind European expansion so it was not really as if it took the people of Africa by surprise. The coming of the Europeans to Africa in 1880 was not the first time as they had acquired some level of influence in various ways through settlement, exploration, establishment of commercial post, missionary settlements, and occupation of strategic areas and opposition to slave trade.

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    The Monroe Doctrine and the ideology of Manifest Destiny played a significant role in the U.S. policy towards Latin America and the Caribbean in the nineteenth century to the early twentieth century through Imperialism. The Monroe Doctrine and the Manifest Destiny was the byproduct of the Imperialistic system. Imperialism aimed to control over a territory, population, and resources to gain economic benefits and to gain political strength through military tactics. The Monroe doctrine and the Manifest Destiny was an oxymoron with American democratic values. The Monroe doctrine and the Manifest Destiny greatly influenced the outcome of the Mexican-American War, the Spanish-American War and the Panama Canal with the backing of American corporations.

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    Decolonization refers to the process by which colonies became independent and were allowed to govern themselves; from a state of ‘colony’ to that of ‘Republic’. Presently, there are 16 remaining non self-governing territories (Decolonization, 2015). It took different forms with different countries. For some, it was gradual and peaceful while others were violent and characterized by native rebellions who were fired up by nationalism. There were various factors that led to decolonization in Africa particularly after the Second World War (WWII) when European countries generally lacked the wealth and political support necessary to suppress revolts in the colonies (Decolonization, 2015).

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    A large part of this American expansion was because of the economy and all the wealth it could potentially bring. But, there were other ways that America justified its overseas expansion; responsibility and God 's Will. In the late 1800 's, American business was a growing industry and it kept looking for more ways to enlarge its power and wealth.

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    Between the fifteenth and the nineteenth centuries, the European empires carried out a conquest enterprise to enjoy the natural resources of the “uncivilized nations”. Spain and Portugal battled over who gets to rule over part of north, central, and south America. The African borders are drawn by European superpowers that until the end of the Second World War were still under their authority. However, the old-fashioned colonialism does not have room in a new world order that prices itself as a system of “freedom”, “peaceful relations”, and “unity”.

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    African leaders had no representation during the proceedings to divide their land. With only the countries of Liberia and Ethiopia remaining independent, Europeans were at their height. The first main driving force for European imperialism in Africa was political competition. European political rivalry for Africa’s land only intensified the already tense situation, giving further reason for European countries to colonize Africa.

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    In order to get what they wanted, the most significant method used to imperialize Africa was the Berlin conference, and to imperialize China, unequal treaties were

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    England and Spain, used the concept of Mercantilism to gain wealth and power from their newly developed colonies in North America. Spain had a plan to go to the colonies and extract gold and silver from the land. England however, had a plan to go to the colonies, settle on the land, and accumulate items that could be traded to other countries in exchange for money. Spain sailed over the Atlantic Ocean in the late 1500's to settle in North America. " St. Augustine in Florida was established as a Spanish fort in 1565, the first permanent settlement in what would become the United

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