Effects of Imperialism -
is when a mother country takes over a smaller nation or colony for political,
social, and/or economic reasons. Imperialism
has been a major force in shaping the modern world.
The effects of Imperialism have been interpreted from a variety of
viewpoints. This major Imperialism
occurred during the late 19th Century and early 20th century.
It had more negative effects in the modern world today then positive
positive effect is seen in document one called "Modern Progressive
Nations," it shows how the larger nations gave to the smaller colonies.
The nations built them roads, canals, and railways.
Showed them the telegraph, newspaper, established schools for them, gave
them the blessing of their civilization, and overall made them economized. They were part of modern culture after this occurred.
Another positive effect is seen in document three called "Colonial
Governments and Missionaries. " It shows how the colonial governments
introduced improved medical care, and better methods of sanitation.
There were new crops; tools and farming methods, which helped, increase
food production. These changes
meant less death to smaller colonies, and overall improve the state of living. They now could live longer and have better sanitation
compared to the earlier imperialism.
negative effect is seen document two-called "Colonization."
In the picture you can see that the colonies doing the mother countrys
hard work did not civilize the smaller colonies.
They were put to work as cheap labor.
They had no freedom, had to do what the mother country said since it has
so much towering power over them, they were exploited and were taken advantage
of. Another negative effect is seen
in document four called "Missionaries."
In this quote you can see that when the white people came to the Africans
they had nothing but power over them. They
came with the Bible and no land, and instead took their land and forced the
religion Christianity upon them. In
document five-called "The White Man," another negative effect occurs.
In this little tale or quote, David Diop talks about how the whites came
and killed the innocent. This had
many negative effects on Africa such as the African's were put to work as slaves
but more like cheap labor. Many of
them dies from this, they were resettled, exploited, weren't taken at their free
will and took all of their land. The
last negative effect can be seen in document seven called "The German
Cartoon." This cartoon shows how severely the presence of imperialism
affected such continents as Africa. The
man in the machine is being forced to drink hard liquor and alcohol, they were
corrupted and given evil minds, their money was all taken away, and most of all
religion was forced upon them.
is never considered as a good cause and effect. At first when it occurs it may seem as a positive effect, but
in the long run, for example in this case it was a negative effect.
All Africans and Asians were heavily exploited and were given no rights
to do anything even though the mother countries gave them modern culture.
Colonies inside colonies would fight because they wanted independence and
have their own government and rule. There
were many ethnics group that had nationalistic feelings but could not accomplish
anything and become a free nation because of Imperialism.
The mother country's that did the taking over were only after a few
things and unfortunately did happen to accomplish what they were after.
They wanted raw materials, markets for goods, national glory, balance of
power and they also felt as though they needed to help smaller nations as though
it was their burden, which Europeans called "White Man's Burden."
In their point of view they thought they were helping people but really
all they were doing was hurting the smaller colonies.
Mother countries were destroying ethnic groups and causing civil wars
between smaller nations. This newer
modern Imperialism was never productive.
a mother country took over a smaller colony for economic, political or social
reason, they were Imperialistic. As
shown they changed the modern world plenty and pretty much made it a harder
world to live in at that time. It
all depends on which viewpoints you may look at.
Some may think it was a positive thing but overall, it only led to things
in this world that were negative. Even
thought the modern Imperialism occurred no more then 100 years ago, it still
affects us greatly, and how our nation is broken down.