Monday, March 25, 2019

Imperialism and Its Effects :: History Essay

     Imperialism is the policy by which one country takes control of the land of another region. The Age of Imperialism lasted from 1870 to 1914. The discipline of imperialism mirrors that of industrialization. This is because the two reflect growth and progress.      The US was more focused on competing for resources and new markets during this era. Concerns for the US were the economic situations of the Pacific and Caribbean, along with the strategic importances of these areas. Imperialism was indispensable with the growth of industry. In need of materials, countries would take control of other lands. Ethno-centrism became a part of the European state of mind. They felt driven to impose European beliefs and ideas on the conquered territories. This was deemed the "White Mans Burden" by Rudyard Kipling, who was precise much against this movement. India was very affected by Europe.     Europeans make outd a scram ble for Africa and formed spheres of influence in China. Today, imperialism is much subtler, often in the form of foreign aid to create favorable relations between the two countries.      Many nations benefited from imperialisticic practices in that they provided an opportunity to modernize. Much of the infrastructure, educational facilities, and hospitals in these countries were built by the imperialist nations controlling them. Along with the positive changes came negative. People were repressed and their cultures were left behind. Because of this, the chauvinistic movement was sparked.

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