Slavery; Relations between the Black and White Man When looking upon American history in its entirety, there is a dark stain that spreads for a good chunk of the whole, starting almost from the beginning. Slavery, a word that doesn’t give enough justice to its name, a word that puts a bad taste in your mouth even though the people of today have never lived through its cruelty. Slavery may have started out as the selling of white European servants who came to America seeking a better life, but this is not the slavery that I speak off. The slavery that I speak off is the more vicious aspect of the word that grew out of that beginning. This slavery is by far one of the more difficult subjects to look upon when discussing American history and its influences.
There was always a “backward” race dependence upon a “civilized” power as a colony or sphere of influence, Hobson stated. During competitive the scramble for land, the great European powers abused their colonies—politically and economically oppressed them—took their resources to produce goods only to sell it back to them and made many enemies in the process—foreign and domestic. Hobson suggested that powerful nations simply utilizing the natural, undeveloped resources of their colonies would be more acceptable than compelling its dwellers to utilize the resources themselves. It would be unfair to make someone who has done little labor and has a low standard of life to do more complex work although we don’t consider it so. He was not against the idea of imperialism, just the ruthless way that they were going about it at the time, for it was inhumane—they had no concern for the feelings or needs of the countries or the people they cruelly colonized and dominated.
The Germans, for example, killed more than 100,000 Africans in their East African territories while the French closed universities and executed Indochinese intellectuals. However there was also competition in militarism; Britain had introduced the battleship, Dreadnought, resolving to build 8 like it every year. With that, both Germany and Britain struggled over mastery of the seas. Militarism is one of the most important causes because it gave countries reason and confidence to go to war. These events left Europe overwrought especially when militant nationalism began (e.g.
By 1914 over a third of British exports went to the empire. Empire also untied people with a sense of patriotism and national identity, people saw themselves as members of the greatest nation on Earth. Despite all of this, even before 1914 the empire was beginning to show signs of strain, the Boer War was one of the first significant impacts in Britain's (and the rest of the world’s) view on imperialism and Britain. The Boer War (1899-1902) was fought directly against the Transvaal and the Orange Free State, in which the Boers were defeated first in open warfare and then in a long and bitter guerrilla campaign. During the war controversial methods like concentration camps and scorched earth policy were used to win the war.
Colonialism in Kenya had many similarities including the fact that racism in both countries caused major impact on how the countries developed because for example the Kenyan’s were deprived of their right to ; freedom of speech, participation in government, freedom, equality no matter what race, religion or gender. This is very much similar to the Kenyans because a few years before the apartheid the colonialism in Kenya occurred and Kenya was being overruled by the British and this caused Kenyans to be forced into labor which also lead to illogical boundaries being formed and as they used to say Kenyans were like a grasshopper trapped in bottle, meaning that they were also being deprived of their right to freedom because there were limitations on where specific Kenyans could go. Just like the Kenyan’s, the black South African’s weren’t treated with equality due to their skin color/race. They were deprived of their right to freedom because in many areas of South Africa during the time the black South African’s were not allowed to go to many cities in South Africa, they weren’t allowed normal schooling, and even more shocking they were not allowed to sit on the same bench as the white South African’s. Not only this but there was a law on mix marriages, these were not allowed and if mix marriages did occur then the two would be immediately
In past history, enslavement of another was usually the result of an unpaid debt, the spoils of a victorious war, or the consequences of a crime. Enslavement of another human life without reason, however, is a critical sign of the downfall of humanity. In American history, slavery warped from being temporary servitude of any immigrant or unemployed citizen in the hopes of helping them in the end into lifetime enslavement of Africans with no pay and very little hope of escaping the harsh conditions employed by enslavement. Not only did enslavement of the Africans occur, but the harsh racism that formed towards them only worsened their conditions, with the white society’s hate being expressed negatively towards the slaves. Since the time of slavery, many scholars and historians have studied the American enslavement of the Africans to further understand the cause.
(Sherman & Salisbury, 149) Lack of knowledge on children's and woman's healthcare resulted in a low birthrate. " These factors combined with other cultural issues- the desire to restrict children to keep from reducing inheritance, for example- help explain why Rome had so much trouble maintaining its population." (Sherman & Salisbury, 150) Heavy taxes necessary to support the government and a slave dependant society were major economic reasons that brought doom for Rome. " Perhaps not suprisingly, Romans often feared their slaves. The Stoic philosopher Seneca (48 BCE-65 CE) wrote that " The last of your slaves holds over you the power of life or death."
Rome proved to be a regime that stayed on top of the weaker states below it but was eventually ruined by a combination of inside decline from the volume of inescapable tasks to run a world empire and outside attack from those who didn't approve. Therefore, America should not aspire to be the Global super power because of the vast unpopularity towards such a world and the damage such power could cause to the state of America. Firstly, leaders in most of the countries of the world favor a world with many powers cooperating to deal with international issues, and greatly contest a world dominated by one country. In fact, two-thirds of the world see American domination as a threat to their ways of life. Asia, Europe, and the Middle East to name a few, regularly protest that America is too arrogant when talk of the USA is brought up.
Communism in Romania: The Ceausescu Regime Communism was a bloody ideology that caused millions of innocent deaths in the 20th century and it affected half the globe. It was a nightmare, which promised equality and justice, but which brought atrocities, death, torture and fear. In spite of all this history nations like China, Cuba, North Korea, Vietnam and Laos still embraced this ideology. However, it left deep scars on the people and nations who experienced it. For many nations the process of getting rid of the communist reminiscences and legacy and going back to democracy has proven to be a tough one.
Thirdly, the lack of resources, or rather the high amount of expenses that had to be made in order to gain access to the resources created problems for manufacturers. The British and many other powerful European countries such as France, Germany, or Belgium were then tempted to find a solution in African countries. This is how the era of colonialism, or commonly called European Imperialism begun. According to the Oxford Dictionaries, imperialism is “a system in which one country controls other countries, often after defeating them in a war”. The effects of European imperialism on African countries are brutal.