Positive Effects Of British Imperialism

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Nina Phan 01/17/13 Period 2 British imperialism in India had many positive and negative effects on the mother country, Britain, and the colony, India. Many people argued about which effects were more important while some agreed that they were both equal. According to O.P. Austin, the benefits of the British imperialism were building roads, canals, railways, and telegraphs. They would be able to establish schools and newspapers for the people of the colonies. The benefits of imperialism to the colonizer were natural resources, money, and land. They were also able to give these people the benefit of other blessings of civilization (Doc. 1). When the British colonized India, they had 40,000 miles of railway and 70,000 miles of paved roads.
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