The British introduced a parliamentary system of government to the Indians. As stated in document 3 by Romesh Dutt, “Englishman has given the people of India the greatest human blessing – peace.” They have introduced Western Education. This has brought an ancient and civilized nation in touch with modern thought, modern sciences, and modern life. This means that the British have positively affected India because they brought over their knowledge and educated the natives, which results in more skilled workers. They also modernized India with their economic system of Mercantilism, and their parliamentary form of government.
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
A unified, powerful state was created in India by the British vanquishing kingdoms of the India and placing the same general system of laws amongst the Hindu and the Muslim peoples. The perspectives of the Indian peoples became more worldly and educated. Another example of a postive change in perspective that resulted from imperialism is Japan. Prior to 1867, Japan was humiliated by America’s intrusion. The radical samuri reacted to the invasion with violence until the samuri created a patriotic coalition that restored the emporer’s power with minimal bloodshed.
1. Although Benjamin Franklin’s Plan for the Union was designed for protection and not power, it did have some aspects to it that were more politically and economically motivated. It suggested that a general assembly was to be formed, providing a general and uniform government in the colonies for the first time. This council would not only make military plans and preparations, but also make laws and “levy…general duties, imposts or taxes” on the colonies. This was most likely why the British government did not support the plan, as it would have given the colonists even more power to self govern, and would have allowed the Colonies to have more power of taxation during a time where Britain was beginning to levy more taxes on them.
In 1921 Campbell was appointed as editor of The Worker. Three years later he moved to London and became acting editor of Worker's Weekly newspaper. On 25th July 1924 Campbell published an "Open Letter to the Fighting Forces. The article called on soldiers to "let it be known that, neither in the class war nor in a military war, will you turn your guns on your fellow workers". Sir Patrick Hastings, the Attorney General, initially advised Ramsay MacDonald, the Prime Minister, to prosecute Campbell under the Incitement to Mutiny Act 1797.
Foreign Reactions to Western Imperialism China and Japan India and Japan’s reactions to Western imperialism was the same as in they first resisted outside control, but eventually gave in to Westernization; however, India resisted through physical methods while Japan resisted through cultural methods. Europe wanted to expand their empire to include colonies in India and to also have an influence on Japan. The building of the Suez Canal was funded and lead by Britain. The canal allowed for easier trade for the Dutch East India Company that was based in India. This new passage allowed for Western Influence to spread to the Eastern world.
Apart from the colonist being harassed with taxes, their trade with all parts of the world except Britain was another reason why the colonists wrote the Declaration of Independence. The illegal imposition of rules over their trade and production, commonly known as the Navigation Acts, which have been pressed on them for over a century and made worse by the Sugar Act and Townshend Acts was controlled once the Declaration of Independence was written and signed. Furthermore, the colonists were being deprived in many cases. The Boston Massacre was when a mob of 50 colonists gathered to protest against the officials. As fists and clubs began flying a soldier dropped dead, this forced the soldiers to fire, killing five civilians and wounding six.
Imperialism is the act of an empire taking rule over foreign countries. Imperialism had both positive and negative effects on India. During the 1700’s the British East India Company took advantage of other countries’ natural resources such as India’s (India: British East India Company). The company also wanted to control countries’ markets which they could do through imperialism. The British East India Company had successfully imperialized India by taking advantage of India’s political rivalries at the time, pushing the religious differences in India to create further religious tensions, and taking over little parts of India at a time.
In the movie, the main character,V, opposes the oppressive and authoritarian British government of 2020 (Smith 2006). Although mask of V had been used in peaceful demonstrations it became a symbol of all the protests against oppressive governments. Some viewers felt that V is a terrorist who promotes change with means of chaos and murder by killing government
McVeigh and his terrorist organization wanted to retaliate against the federal government for the massacre at Waco and they felt as if the deaths of hundreds of innocent people were a realistic way to do that. The date of April 19th was chosen because it was the anniversary of the siege of the Branch Davidians, as well as Patriots Day and the anniversary of the execution of high ranking CSA members. They wanted the bombing to be symbolic in many ways and they achieved this through picking the date and tying it to the teachings of The Turner Diaries. The type of bomb, type of truck, and detonation time were all the exact same as were used in the fictional book and McVeigh tied into that aspect by using them as key parts of his plan. The Turner Diaries played a big role in his life and he wanted to use it as a guide in the carrying out of his plan.