Colonialism And Imperialism In Africa And Asia

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Colonialism and imperialism within Africa and Asia had a major role in the in the Decolonization era after 1945. Without the series of events that took place during this time the world as we know it today would not exist. By definition colonialism is “ control by one country over another area and its people” and De-colonization is the act of undoing all that was done during colonialism. Over the years Europeans had begun placing themselves on a pedestal that they believed they could never be knocked off of. The invasion and ultimate conquering of these two countries was not as fruitful as the Europeans had expected it to be. As multiple countries began vying for control of different territories, tensions began to rise and rivalries amongst …show more content…
More and more as nationalism became prevalent within Asian and African countries the relationship that they had possessed with European countries began to change. In order for this change to occur within these countries it took sacrifice and dedication at the hands of a few of its citizens. Leading the way for Asian nationalism in India was Mohandas K. Gandhi. Gandhi’s approach to change within the country of Asia was to be rebellious without being violent. He encouraged the people of India to boycott foreign merchandise and discard their western ways in the way that he had, going as far as to discard of wearing clothing and creating a bonfire where he burned foreign clothing. His outfit of choice was a simple cloth that covered his body. However his approach to nonviolence was not welcomed with open arms and as a result many lost their lives standing up for their right to live their lives the way that they wanted to live them. Still his work and encouragement for the natives who under his leadership helped to decrease the importing of merchandise into their country. The nationalism movement in Africa gave way to new group of citizens. These were people who had been well educated by the European education system. The education that they had received was not available in the country. Unbeknownst to the …show more content…
Born out of fear Apartheid was discrimination against black South Africans by the white South Africans as a means of keeping them from advancing socially, economically and politically. Over the span of the next 48 years South Africa citizens found themselves at odds with each other. Black South Africans were driven to unite and fight for their rights with their leader, Nelson Mandela. Jailed over his dedication to equal and fair rights for black people his crusade started a revolution that led to the end of apartheid. The falling of the Berlin wall was another turning that joined two different countries that had previously been separated from each other, allowing travel to and from. This was done in the same way that essentially globalization was done on a larger scale. The same way the wall, a barrier between two countries was broken down with globalization the barrier between the world was broken down allowing for a new world. There has always been some sort of globalization going on throughout time but with the advancement of technology it has proven to be very promising for countries that were once under privileged. Europe no longer monopolized the market on importation and trade throughout the world. Asia benefited through this technology with electronic and computer parts, manufacturing TV’s, cars and CD-ROMs to name a few. American cultural icons

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