According to the poem "White Man's Burden" by Rudyard Kipling, what are the costs and benefits of colonizing new areas?

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In “The White Man’s Burden,” Kipling argues that there are many costs and really very few benefits to colonizing new areas, at least for the white people who colonize those areas.  The people who get colonized gain from being colonized, but the colonizers generally get nothing but, perhaps, the approval of other European/white countries.

Throughout the poem, Kipling emphasizes the negative aspects of colonization.  In the first stanza, he points out that it is hard work, far from home.  He says that the...

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