European Imperialism In Southeast Asia

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Imperialism is the extension of a nation's power over another land in search of obtaining another nation's raw materials and other pressure substances, this event occurred between the years of 1800´s to the early 1900´s. Europe was a country that took imperialism seriously. One of the main reasons why Europe began to expand into countries including Southeast Asia and India due to a great economic motive and for prestige. The European believed that if a country did not have colonies than the country would not be great. Another reason was that Europe had many rivalries and tried to portray as many attributes as they could. One of the regions that were influenced by imperialism in Southeast Asia. In the 1900´s the Europeans began to set up …show more content…
During this time the British East India Company gained control of military and political issues; do to this the Indian economy had a negative impact. The British manufacturing goods would destroy the local industry, this is because the Indian women would produce their own textiles but once the Europeans interfere the British began to produce the textiles. Causing the indigenous women to be put out of work. The British also began to collect taxes and increased the taxation on the poor. In exchange, the population of peasants increased dramatically. The British also interfered with what the Indus were farming, forcing them to stop growing crops and instead of producing cotton. A consequence the people began to starve due to not enough food was being farmed. The food supplies could no longer keep up with the growing population. One of the most important events that occurred during this period in this region was the Sepoy Rebellion. This was a war between the sepoys, which were Indian soldiers that were hired by the British East India Company to protect the company’s interests in the region and the British. This war was a cause of the disrespect of the British to the Indians religion. The sepoys became aware that the fat that they were using for their rifles came from cows. This was such a big deal to the Indians because Hindus view cows as an important image of their …show more content…
In some extreme cases, the children from Syria have migrated and traveled through Europe by themselves without parents. What causes them to be brave and leave their country at such a young age and without the supervision of an adult is the search for safety and peace. The western countries are telling the people what to do and how to govern their own. This can be considered the direct rule, even though Syria is its own country and is not a colony, they are still being controlled by a foreign power. This is affecting countries, like Syria, because the west does not understand the culture nor their values. An example of this is how the western countries make fun of the Syrian women who cover their face and how bad women are treated by society. Not understanding that those are values that have been passed down to them by their parents and that is how they were shaped. Do to conflicts like this people are forced to leave in search of a place where they are not ruled unfairly and are not

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