Prestige, Self-Identity And Colonialism: The Diplomacy Of Imperialism

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Register to read the introduction… The notions of prestige, self-identity and patriotism had motivated many European societies to look upon colonial expansion favourably and as result they supported their respective government`s ambitions overseas. Many pressure groups ranging from the chamber of commerce to the British and German East Africa Companies, sought to influence the state`s imperial decisions so that they could in return obtain profits. These interest groups aspired to influence the state primarily through the media and the press, which was becoming an increasingly popular method of communication for voicing the interests of pressure groups. People also became receptive to colonialism as a result of the fear that the colonial race installed in the domestic populations. The common conception held in European society was that if a state did not seek colonial expansion, a rival state would, therefore threatening that nation’s economic competence and …show more content…
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