Dbq 17 Essay

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May-Lee Hoshi Modern World History 2B Bapi DBQ 17: Imperialism in India: An Evaluation European Imperialism in the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries converted areas of Africa and Asia into a colonial empire that had really benefited the British. The Imperialism in India allowed the British to improve socially and economically without any negative consequences, while India, the colony, made great strides, but paid the price through lack of independence and the inability to develop as an industrial state. Both the colony and colonizers had a different point of view on what was happening to the countries. The British, the colonizers, believed that they were doing the countries a favor by helping India. British had introduced to the colony many new manufactured goods, technology, education, means or transportation and most importantly, better and quicker ways of communication (Document 1). The colonies were educated the same way as the British and gained knowledge. This established developments of territories for building roads, building and telegraphs, as well as schools and newspapers for the colonies as well. The British they helped India in many kinds of ways; they developed types of communication ways, stopped the practice of killing girl babies in India called infanticide, and irrigation works was expanded and advanced the agricultural wealth of the country (Document 4&5). Not only did they westernized their education with modern sciences and modern life, but they also made a frame for the to establish laws and courts of justice (Document3). The British built a strong and efficient administration ran the government for the Indians, deciding that they would not be able to run their government properly, became a problem later for India. Imperialism may have been a positive force for India in many ways, but the economic gain benefitted
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