Global Essay

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Emill Pelaez 11/22/2010 Mr. Thompson Essay
European imperialism had a negative effect on the African and Asia people they conquered and dominated. During the late 1800s, newly industrialized European nations such as Britain and France ...view middle of the document...

Also this poem was a call of imperialism and on white Europeans to do their duty to “civilize” non-white people in the places they conquered. For others the term “the white man’s burden” has been interpreted as racist, or taken as a metaphor for a condescending view of non-western national culture and economic traditions, identified as a sense of European ascendancy which has been called “cultural imperialism”.
Imperialism in Asia traces its roots back to the late 15th century with a series of voyages that sought a sea passage to India in the hope of establishing direct trade between Europe and Asia in spices. Before 1500 European economies were largely self sufficient, only supplemented by minor trade with Asia and Africa. By the 1830s, British merchant ships were arriving in China located with opium to sell to the Chinese. Once Chinese official complained bitterly to Britain’s Queen Victoria. For centuries Chinese regulations had ensured...

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