The British expanded for numerous reasons. However this resulted in positive and negative effects on the conquered lands. British Imperialism was caused by many reasons. They expanded throughout many lands mainly due to economic reasons. According to Documents 3a and 3b, the British created an empire so they could sell cotton and iron goods.
Strategic factors played a changing role in Britain’s relationship with its African empire throughout the expansion period 1870-1902, the consolidation period 1902-1955 and the de-colonisation period 1955-1981. In some of these periods Strategy was right at the foreground of Britain’s rule in Africa and other times it was pushed to the back by other major factors. These include economic considerations, International relations, changing attitudes and nationalism. Many historians such as Martin Pugh saw that ‘the most obvious motive for British expansion was strategic’. Britain’s strategic motives in Africa centred on thwarting the growth of rival European powers as well as securing its interests in Africa.
McKenzie Langford 26 November 2012 Pd. 3- McCauley Comparing and Contrasting the Byzantine Empire and the Dar Al-Islam The Byzantine Empire and the Muslim World were both significant to Afroeurasia during the middle ages. Each had major effects on the surrounding areas, and continued to influence cultures around the world in the following years. The Byzantine Empire and the Muslim world shared similarities in their economics and cultural achievements; however, their religious views were both similar and different at the same time. In the Byzantine Empire, trade played a very important role in their economic system.
DBQ 17 British imperialism in the 19th and 20th centuries resulted in negative and positive effects on India and Britain itself. The British were positively affected by imperialism, while India was both positively and negatively affected by the imperialism. Indian natives had no say in government, and were pretty much ruled over, but were also positively affected, like adopting a parliamentary system of government. Britain was positively affected and gained mass amounts of natural resources and processed them, also known as mercantilism. There were many positive affects to Imperialism in India.
Around 1450-1700 Western Europe expanded their Atlantic trade. They began exploring other parts of the world, and even building colonies in some of these places. They began to explore Africa as well as the Americas. Western Europe gained many things from this new land, which they were able to use in order to enhance their own economy. Western Europe’s expansion of Atlantic trade, through exploration and colonization, not only improved their own economy, but also the economy of America, through sharing new trade products and crops as well as beginning the slave trade.
There are many positive effects imperialism had on both Britain and India. According to Document 1 the benefits of British imperialism were building roads, canals, railways and telegraphs. This allowed them to establish schools and newspapers for the people of India. Whereas
European Imperialism in Africa and Asia European nations followed to establish trade contacts in Africa and Asia. Their influence in the non-Western world increased gradually in the next three centuries. Beginning in 1870, European nations moved rapidly to extend their control over almost all of Africa and in most of Asia. The industrialized nations competed with each other for natural resources and raw materials such as copper, rubber, petroleum, and cotton after the Industrial Revolution spread within Europe. The industrial middle class, who had gained greater influence in the governments in Europe, encouraged imperialist ventures to seize control in Africa and Asia.
To what extent were economic motives the most important reason for Britain obtaining influence and possessions in Africa from 1868 – 1902? There are many factors involved which allowed Britain to obtain influence and possessions in Africa during the scramble. The main factors are Strategic, The individuals in the field, humanitarian issues and properly the most important factor; economics. Economics could be described as the main reason for British interests in Africa to begin with but also remaining an important factor throughout this period. The British involvement in Africa was down to economic reasons; this is clear throughout the time period as most events which take place in Africa can be linked back to economy.
The Era of 1492 through 1750 opened up doors to new worlds for the growing independent and conductive european world. This period was well known for the exceptional discoveries that occurred during it such as the europeans discoveries of the americas and the atlantic slave trade “triangle trade “ both memorable and history changing events in world history .These events focused mainly on the following three regions Western Europe ,Africa , and the Americas. Communication lead to the expansion of the economics of all the following regions . unfortunately they damaged the social structures of the africa while also making way for the new social structures to form in the americas . during the 1492 europe began to flourish in the economy
There are many motives for which the Europeans pursued imperialism in the 19th century, either for national prestige and glory, social Darwinism or even the White Man’s Burden. However the motive for which is most importantly noted for is profit from trade of materials and slaves from the new colonies of the European Empires. The colonizers traded slaves from Africa to the Americas and gained access to raw materials spread all throughout Africa. Europeans began conquering Africa and Asian in the early 16th century. Portugal was the 1st country to colonize.