Negative Effects Of Imperialism

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Imperialism is when a mother country takes over a smaller nation or colony for political, social, and/or economic reasons. Imperialism has been a major impact in shaping the modern world. The effects of Imperialism have been interpreted from a variety of perspectives, both positive and negative. This major Imperialism occurred during the late 19th Century and early 20th century. It had an effect on many European countries, and had more of a negative effect in the modern world today than positive an effect. There were many countries that were involved in this imperialism and these countries were Britain, Spain, Portugal, England, Netherlands, France, Russia, Germany, Japan, Belgium, Switzerland and the United States. Switzerland was the first…show more content…
There were new crops, tools, machinery, farming and agricultural methods which overall helped them increase their food production, lesser death rates to the smaller colonies and a lot better lifestyle and state of living. They then had a longer life expectancy and better cleanliness compared to before. Some of the major negative effects that imperialism had on the colonies were that the larger nations did not seem to civilize the smaller colonies. It appeared that they were put to work for the cheap labour. They had no freedom what so ever, they were completely controlled by the larger nations. They seemed to “tower” over the smaller colonies. They were exploited and were taken advantage over majorly. Another negative effect was that the white people came to the Africans and had complete power over them. They had nothing but power over them. They forced their religion onto them, took their land and forced them to turn Christian. The innocent Africans were getting killed by the white people. The Africans were getting put to work as slaves and used as cheap labour, many of the Africans died because of this. They were relocated, exploited and had lost their

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