Poverty In The Onslaught Of Colonialism

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The main argument in the film is that in a world with so much wealth, why is there so much poverty?” which is really very important questions that everyone should ask themselves. The films show the level of poverty that peoples are living in and the hardship that they were facing. From Global perspective, this film shows the accurate level of poverty that peoples are living around the world. This films answered the question about whether the poverty just occurred on its own, or a specific people and policies that were set up created this poverty. The movie gives statistics and data that are often cited by the RAIM and mined groups and it goes deeper into the extent to shows people poverty from the Global scale. Most …show more content…
The films take us all the way to 1492, where the conquest connected the continents to form its first globalization. But it wasn’t done by the consent, but rather economic interest by the Europeans. During this time, the Spanish and the Portuguese started to take over Latin America, where they control everything and used people who lived there to do their labor jobs and etc. Later, other big European power started to join and start taking over other parts of the worlds like Africa, and Asia and making people of those lands work for them. Soon Great Britain colonized Ireland, and later French and, Dutch, and Belgians joined the competition to divide up the world. Also, every third world country that exists is once ruled by one of these nations. All these big European countries that ruled during colonialism got their wealth in a scrounging way, and most of their agriculture, mineral and labor resources were taken from the third world countries by force. Later these colonizers created their own system of authority and laws to serve their own interest in the colonies. For me, I think this had the most impact on third world countries because 1 percent of white-owned 50 percent of the land in the country. Also, under the imperial law which was created by the British, Kenya became properties of British with no rights and they …show more content…
I feel like this movie is showing us as a human being that how injustice our system is. All these people in the third world countries don 't deserve a life like this, and it’s not their fault that they live in poverty. If I were to blame anyone, I would probably the system and the United Nations since they still haven’t erased poverty yet. With all the wealth that rich people have, we can get rid of poverty instant, but we don’t decide to do that because of our greed which drives our hunger for money. The big large corporation is the mastermind behind poverty in the 21st century and I believe if you can find a way to persuade this large corporation maybe we can easily get rid of poverty. One of the main reasons I want to get rid of poverty is because I have seen people living in poverty with my very own two eyes and it wasn’t a good feeling. It was a feeling that really annoyed me in a very disturb way and that is why I feel so strongly about ending

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