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Transcript of Imperialism
By- Jessica Avila and Nishtha Asija
Non-western nations were being improved and received many benefits, too.
This new COMPETITION caused many countries' interactions and relationships with each other to change. This had both positive and negative effects.
-Roads, canals, and railways were built.
-Wars between countries occurred often.
-Genocide occurred frequently.
opportunities opened up.
Europeans wanted natural
resources, especially from
Africa. South Africa had
copper and tin, and Congo
had gold and diamonds. The Japanese wanted resources mainly from China. China had silk, rhubarb, and tea.
Nation rulers hired Europeans to help build WELL TRAINED and modern armies. Young men were sent to the West to study science and technology. Many of these men returned with WESTERN political ideas about democracy and equality.
Gaining wealth represents gaining control over a nation. Countries basically gained this wealth through colonization. They took complete control over political, social, and economical, and cultural life.
What is imperialism?
is the DOMINATION
by one country of the POLITICAL,
ECONOMIC, or CULTURAL life of
another country or region.
By having all of this new land, countries were able to...
MUCH land was
Gain power and become rich with resources.
Improve their national image.
Have stronger economies.
helped INDIVIDUAL NATIONS
extremely. They were introduced to
The new farming methods helped increase
compete, however. Each was trying to gain power in order to become "more powerful and important" in their opinions as well as improve their national image.
opened up the option of
improved life for
Improved economy in their
nation due to the
exportation of rich
resources to their
Built schools and medical clinics. Transportation was improved, and military democracy and equality was introduced.
caused nations to
Missionaries and colonial officials believed they had a duty to spread the blessings of Western civilization, including its medicine, law, and Christian religion. However,
because of social
felt that they were
robbed of their
Many lives were GREATLY
changing everyday life and
It was NOT all fun and games, though. Many people got hurt POLITICALLY, ECONOMICALLY, and CULTURALLY. The countries taking domination made the decisions on taxes and religion for example, and the people were FORCED to deal with the consequences. Nobody had a say anymore.
In addition, land was taken away. Africans and Asians resisted Western expansions into their territories. Some people fought the invaders but were unsuccessful. Europeans armies were often able to defeat African and Asian forces because
they had the
government, and powerful armies and navies. They also had many superior technologies. This resulted European powers to win a lot of treaties.
These western nations also gained cheap and efficient workforce.
was NECESSARY for nations
Social Darwinism is a
the strongest or fittest
should survive and
flourish in the society
while the weak or unfit
should be left out to die. Darwinism
ideas are about natural
selection and adaption.
Some political motives include competing with other European countries, expanding territories, exercising military forces, gaining prestige and boosting national security.
The DESIRE to spread Christianity, to
protect European missionaries in
other lands, to spread European
values and moral beliefs, to educate
people of other cultures, and most
importantly to end slave trade in
* Natural resources were exploited.
* Laborers were discriminated and forced into slavery.
* Traditional cultures were wiped away.
* Education and scientific thinking was introduced.
in order to grow economically and politically because European nations spread out their political view as they were colonizing. They spread out education among many countries.
Many colonized nations improved their economy because of world trade. Imperialism was very profitable to both western and non-western nations. However, it also caused the destruction of other nations.
* Better health care facilities were provided.
*New transportation systems.
They were introduced to
had a mass production of goods and services,
and developed new banking systems and communication networks
to name a few.
One of the main economic motives was earning MONEY. Westerners wanted to expand and control foreign trade, create new markets of products, acquire raw materials, and export industrial technology and transportation methods.