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Positives and Negatives of Imperialism

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Courtney Hodgson

on 13 January 2014

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Transcript of Positives and Negatives of Imperialism

Positives and Negatives of Imperialism
Imperialism a policy of extending a country's power and influence through diplomacy or military force.
Imperialism can give native peoples from different countries many positive opportunities and the change to live a new improved lifestyle. Imperialism can change laws giving people more freedom and rights.
Imperialism led to the trade of goods and stabilization of global economy
More examples of positive impacts of Imperialism would be;

Although slavery is a horrible and tragic industry, the white peoples were getting a lot of income from it.

Europeans were able to get salt from India because they didn't have it in their homeland.

There was a large exchange of good and technology. Such as; Guns and weapons.

Imperialism led to further protection of human rights for indigenous people
Because of early contact with Europeans and Africans, there are now cultures such as; African-American.

POSiTIves of imperialism
Imperialism Led to the stabilization of government and social institutions and colonized countries
When India was invaded, the British had a divide and conquer method divided the Indians into two separate, small issues.
Europeans bought their influence of law and government to Africa, creating tribes.
Europeans brought rule of law, rder to large societies and established the british system of education

Negatives of Imperialism
Imperialism led to the depopulation and violence again indigenous people
Imperialism led to the assimilation and loss of unique indigenous cultures
Imperialism led to further conflict between ethnic groups and colonized countries
Although imperialism led to other good results, it also caused many negative situations and events such as slavery.
Between 80 and 90% of slaves died in transit in the Trans Sahara and East African slave trade.
Most children born to women slaves were killed at birth
Very few slaves from the middle east survived due to lack of hydration and nutrition etc.
The Tutsi's were attacked by the Hutu's and a lot of them were killed off because they had been turned against each other.

The British came over to the indigenous lands and the indigenous peoples were forced to obey their rules and live as they do, if not, they would be punished.
The Tutsi's and Hutu's were turned against each other. (The Tutsi's were higher class and sending the Hutu's demands, althought they were both minorities.)
Colonize: The establishing of colonies

Ethnic: of or relating to a population subgroup (within a larger or dominant national or cultural group) with a common national or cultural tradition.
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