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Let's take a look at the Scramble for Africa. If we look at imperialism in Africa, we can identify nine major motivations or reasons for colonization: New sources for raw materials New markets for...

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With this cartoon, the cartoonist is emphasizing how the British exploited natives in order to gain more wealth. It is basically a very vivid representation of how natives of colonized Africa were...

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As the Industrial Revolution took hold, Europeans realized that their new factories, which were growing ever more efficient, could process vast amounts of raw material in a very short time. The...

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Imperialism refers to the policy of using a country's influence and power to acquire colonies outside of its own borders. This can be done through political manipulation or through military means....

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I personally feel that imperialism is immoral. However I also don't believe in passing judgement on historical events with moder sensibilities. I like to think I would have been against...

Latest answer posted August 17, 2011, 3:58 am (UTC)

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The British and French took extremely different approaches to their treatment of colonial populations while pursuing their imperialist ambitions. Under the French, the colonial populations were...

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Progressivism and imperialism shared similar assumptions about the mutability of human beings. Progressivists and imperialists alike believed that people could be radically changed by social...

Latest answer posted July 23, 2019, 8:25 am (UTC)

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In Hobson's work, which is very strongly influenced by Marxist theory, he argued that what lay behind Imperialism as a project was the chilling logic of the capitalist system where the rich...

Latest answer posted July 13, 2013, 6:34 am (UTC)

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Wilfred Scawen Blunt was renowned throughout his lifetime for his consistent—and very public—hostility toward British imperialism. As a member of the social elite, Blunt might have been expected to...

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British imperialism in India was economically exploitative. Cheap imported goods from the mother country saturated the domestic market, making it impossible for Indian manufacturers to compete,...

Latest answer posted February 27, 2019, 9:23 am (UTC)

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Drawing a direct connection between "nationalism," which is endemic to all nation-states, and imperialism is a questionable proposition. If one defines "nationalism" as strong feelings of loyalty...

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Wilfrid Scawen Blunt was a Roman Catholic poet, writer, traveler, and horse breeder who served in the English diplomatic service for a decade before marriage to the wealthy Lady Anne King enabled...

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All of these terms that you mention have to do with imperialism. They are different ways in which one country can exert imperial control (or some degree thereof) over another. As you have them...

Latest answer posted September 30, 2015, 8:12 pm (UTC)

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Imperialism, rather than colonization, became the preferred method for Europeans to control other countries in the nineteenth century. Imperialism and colonialism are related concepts, but...

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European imperialism during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries was supported by a strong desire for a stable flow of both finished products and raw materials from other regions of the world....

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The opening stanza of the late British author and poet Rudyard Kipling's The White Man's Burden can perhaps be useful in illuminating the role played by racism in imperialism: Take up the White...

Latest answer posted December 21, 2015, 3:06 am (UTC)

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Some people would argue that the US is an imperial country because it uses its power to try to influence others around the world. However, this falls far short of what imperialism really is. The...

Latest answer posted October 6, 2012, 4:08 pm (UTC)

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By the 1890s, imperialism was sweeping the globe. Huge areas of both Africa and Asia were being colonized by Western powers. They sought territory, national prestige, and religious conversion of...

Latest answer posted May 20, 2019, 11:21 am (UTC)

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To argue that human nature is the only influence on group motivation to take advantage of another group does not leave room for other factors, such as the changeability of the environment that...

Latest answer posted March 22, 2020, 12:35 am (UTC)

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I have edited your question to reflect what I think you were asking. If that is not what you were asking, feel free to let me know. There are many different theories as to what causes imperialism....

Latest answer posted February 2, 2012, 3:17 am (UTC)

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First of all, we must recognize that the answer to this cannot be the same for every colonized group. Different imperial powers acted differently. There were different levels of commitment to...

Latest answer posted January 29, 2013, 8:09 pm (UTC)

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The main challenges faced by the US were domestic ones. There was no serious foreign opposition to the US taking the Philippines (once they won the war with Spain) or Hawaii or in doing anything...

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This is an interesting question because so much of the imperialist effort of the West occurred before the nineteenth century and industrialization. By the middle of the eighteenth century,...

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The United States has certainly been imperialistic at times in its past. The most clear-cut example of such a time was the late 1800s and early 1900s. During this time, the United States took...

Latest answer posted April 16, 2012, 4:59 pm (UTC)

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During the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, the British and the French were eagerly colonizing parts of the North American and the Caribbean. However, they went about it very differently. In...

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Although many scholars do not think colonialism helped develop the colonies, some scholars think that it did help. One of the main scholars from this camp is Niall Ferguson. Ferguson argues that...

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During the Scramble for Africa, so many things were going on in the world. But the thing that was most closely connected to the Scramble for Africa was the overall rise in international tensions...

Latest answer posted March 15, 2012, 6:26 am (UTC)

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I am assuming you are talking about French and British settlers in North America, but the same paradigm is in operation whatever part of the world is under discussion. Both French and British...

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There were two driving forces of imperialism at the end of the nineteenth century. The first was the Industrial Revolution. While much of Europe industrialized at an exponential pace the nations...

Latest answer posted April 22, 2012, 10:12 pm (UTC)

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The desire to protect its trade routes with Asia, and particularly with India, was one of the most important reasons for Britain's involvement in the Scramble for Africa. This can best be seen in...

Latest answer posted March 20, 2012, 4:16 am (UTC)

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The major reason for this is that European countries did not think Africa had much to offer. This was true in the years before industrialization really took off and it was true in the years before...

Latest answer posted May 2, 2012, 9:12 pm (UTC)

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The previous answer seems to address the issue of whythe Western industrial powers took empires more than it addresses the issue of howthey did so. These powers took empires through their...

Latest answer posted May 8, 2012, 1:42 pm (UTC)

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Both British and French global imperialism shared many distinct similarities. Both of these nations were products of the European scientific revolution and Enlightenment, which generated ideologies...

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Colonialism is generally said to have held back the economic and political development of countries that were colonized. The colonizers set up colonies in ways that were for their own benefit, not...

Latest answer posted April 6, 2012, 7:42 am (UTC)

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This is a matter of great debate. There are many people who would argue that European imperialism was completely negative. These people (like George Orwell in "Shooting an Elephant") would argue...

Latest answer posted July 13, 2012, 2:12 am (UTC)

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The theories of John Hobson, in his book Imperialism: A Study and of Peter Cain and Anthony Hopkins in their book British Imperialism relate to the British Empire's Scramble for Africa in that they...

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Metropolitan and peripheral theories about Britain's involvement in the Scramble for Africa don't really compete with one another, as your question suggests. In fact, peripheral theories attempt to...

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I would argue that the best explanation for this event must rely on more than one theory of colonization. Aspects of all three theories can be seen in the decision to first rule East Africa as a...

Latest answer posted March 1, 2012, 6:35 am (UTC)

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There are a number of negative impacts or outcomes of colonialism for the people who ended up getting colonized. Let us look at three of them. First, the colonialized peoples were deprived of...

Latest answer posted January 29, 2013, 7:57 pm (UTC)

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Imperialism in North Africa was negative in the way that it replaced traditional tribal culture, bureaucracy and religion with a foreign set of values, culture and way of doing things. This is one...

Latest answer posted February 29, 2012, 2:27 pm (UTC)

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Three primary motivations for European expansion into and subsequent colonization of Africa were industrialization, commerce, and religion. European agreements about how best to proceed with...

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Hobson believed that British foreign policy was not designed to serve the interests of the entire nation but rather those belonging to certain classes (more specifically, the wealthy, privileged,...

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The impact of this expansion was different in different parts of Asia. Some examples include: India was impacted by imperialism. This destroyed the system of small states on the subcontinent and...

Latest answer posted April 23, 2012, 5:06 pm (UTC)

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The British colonialists who occupied Gambia were very typical of British colonial practices elsewhere. Occupation and operation of a foreign nation, especially one as culturally and ethnically...

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Darwinism and Imperialism cannot be directly related, at least intellectually. The first is an scientific explanation for how evolution occurs, and the second describes the acquisition, or at least...

Latest answer posted September 23, 2012, 7:33 pm (UTC)

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