Essay about The Pros and Cons of Imperialism
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Throughout history, many powerful nations interfered with nations that were weaker than they were. This form of sabotaging a nation is economic, political or cultural life is called as imperialism. Imperialism is often separated into two sects. The first one is old imperialism, which was the period from the 1500s to the 1800s, where European nation started to colonize many areas such as the Americas, and parts of Southeast Asia. On the other hand, the new imperialism was the period between the years “1870-1914”, where Europe became more focused on expanding their land into Asia and Africa. Imperialism had many pros and cons. In addition, it also had many causes led by the feeling of nationalism. Several significant causes led to the…show more content…
Their business interests demand that colonial markets should be opened and developed and that foreign competitors should be shut out. Such aims require political control and imperialism.”By Parker T. Moore, Imperialism and world politics, 1926.Politics and the military also had significance in causing new imperialism. One example is that when a nation had many colonies it believed it would be more powerful and secure. The second example is nationalism, which was a motive for achieving a goal for a nation. Last cause was the poem “The White Man’s Burden“, which was written by Rudyard Kipling, to justify imperialism. Imperialism had several diverse impacts on Asia, Africa, and Europe. The pros about imperialism, was that new roads and railroads that were built connected many parts of India. The introduction of the telegraph and postal systems united many people. Discovering new agricultural methods improved farming in the west and in Africa and Asia. Schools that were built by the British educated many people. Human rights were recognized, by ending customs that threatened many humans. On the other hand, the cons of imperialism were what benefited Europeans and infuriated the Asians, and Africans. Many individuals and groups resisted imperial rule. European tried many ways to westernize the subject people’s cultures. Many of the resources that were manufactured profited the Europeans rather than the Indians. A cash crop economy was established
Imperialism is the policy by which one country takes control of another directly or through economic or political dominance. This policy is against weak or developing or under developing countries by countries which are more developed. Many people believe that imperialism helps the other nation. The people of the nation who are imposing imperialism will most likely see it as only, while people of the weaker nation see it as negative. Therefore, imperialism can be positive or negative, depending on where you are from and your beliefs. Imperialism can help both nations, but it will be helping the stronger nation more than it helps the weaker nation. So while it helps the stronger nation, it can hinder the lives of the people of the weaker nation.
I believe that although it may have a few positive affects, imperialism is still more negative. Imperialism is still more negative. Imperialism is only imposed on weaker nations such as Afghanistan, Haiti, and ____________, by stronger nations such as the United States. When underdeveloped nations get conquered by stronger nations, this gives them a less chance of ever becoming developed. Before the stronger nations along, the under developed was already having to develop. In several of these cases, these under developed countries do not have a strong centralized government. Once a stronger nation takes control over them this gives them a lesser chance of ever getting to control their nation.
The United States is known for using the imperialist policy. But i believe that they should not be so concerned about taking control over other countries and making improvements there before they make improvements for their own people. the United States's attempt to taking over other countries many negative affects on the people of the other country, but it has a negative affect on the people of the United States as well. Taking control over another country is extremely costly. They have to spend several dollars to get...