Colonialism And Imperialism: The Effects Of Europeanization Of The World
Imperialism began around the sixteenth century and lasted into the nineteenth century, but you could still see the effects of imperialism all the way into mid twentieth century. Under imperialism many European countries developed to become a stronger countries. Multiple nations after becoming stronger, attempted to gain power over other weak nations. By the early to mid-seventeenth century, many European countries were developing economically and trying to expand their areas in order to gain more political power and economical opportunities. In order to expand their economic opportunities such as investment and trade, various explorers and merchants went to discover new lands in the far east to make trading connections which resulted in the discovery of the New Land. The major focus of the imperialism and colonialism was to expand physically and in order to fulfill this goal European nations established colonies in the New World, Africa and India.
At one point in history, some dominant nations of Europe such as England, Spain, France, Netherlands and Portugal experienced a rapid growth in their economy, because of …show more content…
One of these individuals was a philosopher of the French Renaissance, Michel de Montaigne. On his document, Montaigne clearly mentioned that Europeans were classifying Indigenous people such as barbaric, because they were different from Europeans. “I do not find that there is anything barbaric or savage about this nation, according to what I 've been told, unless we are to call barbarism whatever differs from our own customs” (Michel de Montaigne, pg. 479). Unlike Europeans, indigenous people were used to gain everything in a natural ways, such as fruits. However, European were modernizing their way of doing things and naturalism was slowly