Although Britain benefitted from the resources in India and the Indian people benefitted from modernization, India lost control of their government and became dependant on the British. British imperialism in India had reciprocal effects towards each other. For example, in order to help India, Britain had to pay for improvements. Clearly, both the English and Indians were greatly affected by imperialism whether it was positive or negative. For starters, the English helped and hurt themselves when they imperialized India.
Japan’s industrialized economy needed resources, which Japan believed they could obtain through the same methods of imperialism. Japan would use the same military might as exhibited by Europe and America but would control not only the governments of these countries but the people as well. The indigenous people of these regions would suffer due to the greed of the great powers and eventually gain a greater since of nationalism needed to overthrow their aggressors. India Britain took control of India after defeating France and the Indian government during the eighteenth century. India was considered the “jewel in the crown” of the British Empire.
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.
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.
Britain had also established a railroad network to transport raw products to ports and out of India, and then transport manufactured goods back in. Wares included tea, indigo, coffee, cotton, jute, and Opium. My evaluation of the 'World History Patterns of Interactions' textbooks suggest that Britain gained control easily of India, and used them to gain raw products for their own good. Britain took advantage of this country, and India benefited and was harmed by the
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.
Advantages of imperialism will be discussed, as well as some of the disadvantages. Technology also played and key role in imperialism and will also be talked about in this paper. In conclusion, the paper will reiterate the perception of necessity for growth in the nation during this time. The description of imperialism in traditional usage is “the forcible extension of governmental control over foreign areas not designated for incorporation as integral parts of the nation” (Healy, 2008). More specifically, imperialism is the use of powerful national influence to impose its position over another society to acquire control of territory, government, and economy.
It could be argued that there are multiple factors that could be argued to be the primary cause of the American Revolution. These factors include social, economic, and political causes, all of which branch out into far more intricate categories. However, a major precursor of the revolution was the tyrannical control with which Britain treated the Americans as an inferior people, mainly through absurd taxes. The colonists began to see the economic restraints that Britain’s laws placed on their lives. Americans grew to believe that the many taxes were levied for the enhancement of British capital at the expense of American welfare.
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.
Great Britain sought control of Egypt to safeguard the route to their flourishing empire in India. Russia also sought strategic land in the Balkans to gain access to the Mediterranean Sea. Nations (China, Africa) that were targets of this Imperialistic game suffered heavily. Cultures were destroyed, and civilization destroyed. 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.