Their main reason, among others, for wanting to be there was because of economics. In order to gain their trust, Englishmen adopt and adapted to Indian culture. The most intriguing fact in this tale of events is how overtime British attitudes change from eagerly wanting to be apart of this specific culture to not wanting to be associated with them at all. The details of how and why this happens gradually unfold and develop in Dalrymple’s novel White Mughals-Love and Betrayal in Eighteenth Century India. In the beginning of the English-Indian relationship, things flowed very easily.
Some believed that Oregon would offer them a better life, a place where they could make their fortune. For others, the mere promise of adventure was incentive enough to move west. Pure and simple patriotism also motivated a great many who joined the Oregon movement. The Oregon Territory was claimed equally by both the United States and Great Britain. However, England dominated the region economically.
However, England had to invest a lot of money in the improvement and modernization of India. The British “develop[ed] the territory by building roads, canals, railways”(Document 1) and “establish[ed] schools and newspapers”(Document 1) which isn’t cheap—especially if they have two countries to take care of. In addition, India was even more affected by imperialism. Changes in the Indian society due to English imperialism were necessary and significant, but not worth getting governmental power and independence stripped away from them. The British gave the Indians “the benefit of…blessings of civilization which they did not have the means of creating themselves”.
Therefore I believe Lord Curzon was indeed a successful viceroy. Of the Sources, source two is intended to convey Lord Curzon’s tenure as Viceroy in the most positive manner .It lists his positive qualities that made him “India’s best ruler under the raj” . However given the nature of the British Empire in countries such as India the main priority is not always the well fair of the country. For instance many believe Britain was draining India of its wealth rather than helping develop the country, Dadabhai Naoroji's created this “drain theory”. Britain had used combination of force as well as divides and conquers to control India Up until this point.
The first of interest related to the maintaining of the Union is that the people of Ulster thought that they were British. The people of Ulster had a close relationship with the British because of the Great Famine. Ulstermen also thought that they were British and they were proud to say it. The British liked to help them and they felt more at home in Britain. More depth of this essay can be found by looking at the Religion of the Ulstermen.
Between 1900 and 1919 there were many reforms made by the British which concerned the ruling of Indian within the empire. During this time there was difficulty concerning the nationalist movement in India. The reforms were made for individual reasons however the reforms may have been for various main reasons. There are arguments that Britain were only making reforms to ensure control over India, this is shown in source 13, this is where the British only decided to reform to help themselves and not India as a whole. But the reforms can also be seen as reducing British rule over the subcontinent as in sources 14 and 15 where they are either to grant India nationhood or to reduce tensions between the nationalist movement and the British Raj.
The Nazis in Germany had the Ministry of Popular Enlightenment and Propaganda; the Soviets had the Propaganda Committee of the Communist Party; the Ministry of Information was in Britain; and the Americans had the Office of War Information. What many people fail to realize is that propaganda is not just what the other side says, but often one’s own side’s “information” and “news.” Although the use of propaganda was highly effective during World War II, it was also used throughout history. Historians traced the use of propaganda back to the Reformation of the Catholic Church in Europe. The first propaganda institute was involved in improving dissemination of a group of religious dogmas. Propaganda was modernized with the advancement of technology from the seventeenth to twentieth century.
What were the benefits and detriments of British Imperialism in India? British Rule in India spans more than 200 years. The British controlled most parts of India, and gave great benefits but also detriments to India. First of all, background information of British rule in India will be given creating a better understanding, secondly, the benefits of Britain's imperialism in India will be talked about, and lastly, Britain's negative impacts to India in 1740+, as Britain exploited India. First of all, British became interested in India in the 1600's.
A Fight for Freedom (The Colonialization of Kenya) In the nineteenth century, Kenya was taken over by the British government using the process known as colonialization, which is defined as one nation gaining control of the other. When Europe took over, there were fewer good than bad consequences. Although becoming acquainted with those of Britain came in useful to those with multiple enemies who wanted an advantage over the other civilians, there were many disadvantages that came along as well. For example, land was taken away from farmers which only made the Kenyans even more angry and bitter against the British. There were three main ways that colonialism affected Kenya, including socialism, religious and political.
Some may say it was a “necessary evil”, because Imperialistic powers took control of their lands, which brought about many achievements, both industrial and economical, and modernized the areas they took control of. Imperialism also affected those who didn’t fall victim, by waking them up and making them realize a new age was forming, an age of progress and modernization. For some countries,