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Throughout the history of the world, Imperialism is a factor which brought cultural
diversity. It has brought the world new ideas and technology through both positive and
negetive effects to different countries.
There are many positive effects which imperialism has brought to the world. It has
brought many poor continents, such as Africa and Asia, the ability to manufacture and
produce goods which could ot have been produced before. This is proved as stated in
document I, "Under [the progressive nations I direction, these places can yeild
tropical fruit. "This shows that the poor countries could not produce or did not know
how to produce & manufacture efficiently. When the progressive nations"
colonized, they taught how to efficiently produce & manufacture. The "progressive
nations also helped protect the colonized nation and helped build up the military power of
that nation to a certain extent. They also helped westernize and modernize the nation
building modern buildings, factories, transportation, and faster communication such as
newspapers and telegraphs. They have given the poor countries help in becoming what they
could not have done alone.
As Imperialism helped the poor countries, it has helped the imperialistic country also.
Imperialism has given them different raw materials, resources and certain goods in which
the "progressive nations" could not get themselves due to geographic and
climatic problems. It has brought money and land to the imperialistic countries. In
bringing land, it has brought under their control, the money and goods that the
imperialistic countries themselves need.
As Imperialism brought good and prosperous aspects, it has brought many negetive
aspects and effects as well. It has brought much death. The imperialistic countries have
complete control. Many times the country heavily taxes the poor country to use their own
land. As the poor countries prosper, the imperialistic countries become move and more
greedy. They tax more and take land if they cannot pay. As shown in document #s 2
and 7, the imperialistic countries are living wealthy off of the poor countries who do all
the hard work. In document 2, it is shown that the imperialistic country uses the poor
countries as slaves to live in luxury. In document 7, it shows that the imperialistic
countries go and drain all the life out of the poor countries, not caring whether they
live or die to gain all the gold they can get their hands on. Imperialism brought about
predjudice. As stated in Document 6 and shown in Document 2, the imperialistic country
thinks that the poor countries are "lesser" than they are thus using them as
slaves and cheap ways of gaining money. Document 5 shows that the family was killed
because of their better traits. It shows the imperialistic countries thinking mentality
how they feel they are superior to the inferior or poor countries. Another aspect is war
and chaos. Imperialism brought war and chaos in that in the efforts to extract every ounce
of gold and resources, the poor countries have gone into increasing poverty as shown in
India with British imperialistic rule. In many poor countries, there are many riots,
peaceful and violent that usually are ended in violence and bloodshed. As is the case,
many countries sent into a state of turmoil and chaos. In response to the violence,
increasing poverty, heavy taxation and complete control, many contries have strived
towards independence. This event causes Revolutionary wars and violence. This is because
the imperialistic countries become greedy and do not want to give up the good land and
easy money. In this sense, imperialism is a negetive aspect.
Of all the negetive aspects imperialism brought to the poorer nations, many opposing
positive aspects were also brought about. Imperialism brought about the rising of many
modernized nations and helped nations grow advanced technologically and politically. But
as is the case in all positive aspects there is a price to pay which are the negetive