Imperialism in 19th and 20th Century

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During the 19th and 20th centuries there are countries that have more power than other countries, the likely hood of imperialism that occurs in those countries are very high and with the greed of some, bloodshed will be inevitable. The world does not just revolve around one country, there are many countries in each continent, there are many different cultures in each country, and in each culture there are different religions among the people. In the Conquest of the United States… by William Graham Sumner “We assume that what we like must come as a welcome blessing to Spanish-Americans and Filipinos. This is grossly and obviously untrue” (Document F). In other words people like their own ways better, and does not like to be corrected for what they do not understand. There is an old saying “Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's need, but not every man's greed” (Mohandas K. Gandhi) some countries will inherit imperialism because they would want to benefit from others but does not want others to benefit from them. They will fight for what they want, but not for what is right. In the poem by William Jennings Bryant “Take up the sword and rifle, send forth your ships with speed, to join the nations’ scramble, and vie with them in greed;” (Document D). This expresses that there will be disputes that will start because of each countries greed. Also in the Political cartoon “Uncle Sam Wished to add another star to his flag” (Document I). This expresses that Americans also are greedy. Americans in this time period have experienced many imperialism ideas and also some Anti-imperialism ideas. Captain Alfred Thayer Mahan wrote a book in 1890 entitled “The influence of Sea Power upon History” told the English, Germans, Japanese, and especially his fellow Americans that to imperialize others you need to have control over the sea which required a very strong navy
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