Effects Of New Imperialism

1384 Words 6 Pages
Europeans have imperialized many countries from different regions of the world. They have begun to look at Africa and Asia for future colonization. This time period is known as New Imperialism, which took place from 1800-1914. Before Imperialism, England went through an industrial revolution. Since Britain was the world’s leading colonial power, New Imperialism allowed them to colonize other countries for raw materials and new resources. The people in Britain were also good nationalists because Britain was a politically stable society, which made it easier to imperialize. New Imperialism has caused an increase in slave labor and brutality and more ethnocentric ideas on the various regions of the world. Documents 2, 4, 6, and 8 show European …show more content…
This line is meaningful because it means to live a life that will make your family and your country proud of you. This document also creates unity to fight together against the foreigners. These four documents show how Europeans use their power to imperialize various regions in Africa and Asia and treat the people they rule harshly. Documents 1, 3, 5, and 7 support the ideas of ethnocentrism by Europeans. New Imperialism has created ideas of ethnocentrism on the various regions of the world. Document 1, “The White Man’s Burden,” a poem is written talking about how many white people believe that their cultural values or beliefs were superior to native peoples and so they are responsible to take care and educate them. They tried to civilize native peoples. This is an example of ethnocentrism. The author, Rudyard Kipling, must have this view because as a British poet he can see the way his kind of people try to civilize or change other people and it made him want to write a poem describing it. This is not fair to have white people are trying to boss other people and tell them what is right and what is wrong. The author of document 3, Thomas Babington Macaulay, thinks that the English language used in England is better than the

Related Documents