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960). Just as American Imperialists exerted violent pressure to keep control of the islands they wished to inhabit, exploit and control for their own self-interest, the Japanese Imperialists exercised an equal and "undeniable harshness" in its reign over Korea (Schmid, p. 960).
But the killing of persons was not the only way to exert power. There was also the killing of a sense of nationalistic pride. Nationalism, it should be remembered, is one of the ideas at the heart of imperialism; therefore, it is necessary for the imperialistic power to embrace its own nationalism and to destroy the nationalism of the colony it governs. This may be seen in the way the Japanese Imperialists set out to convey to the Koreans the idea that their nation was culturally backward and behind on the progressive stage. Japan set about distributing photographic evidence of Korea's poverty and illustrating the need for Japanese….

Imperialisms in Congo
Imperialism in Congo

The concept of Renewed Imperialism was prominent during the nineteen century. This period saw many European nations invade Africa and scrambled for nations that they were able to colonize. The effects of this period are still being felt by many African countries up-to-date as is the case with Congo. The influences of the colonizers are thought to have caused varied levels of destruction to many communities and the nations as a whole. For instance, the Leopold treatment of Congo is one of the major blows that came with colonization in Africa. Almost all the African nations were explored by Europeans and many other non-Africans who were on different missions. The innate aspect of colonization was felt in the fields of the economy, the social structures, and the political avenues. These colonies were regarded as imperial to the natural occurrence of change in the African countries. In….

However, to do so would be to engage in a horrible revisionist version of history. The development of modern America was based on the concept of manifest destiny and would not have occurred without the systemic deprivation of the rights of indigenous people. Attacking Native Americans, killing off tribes, killing off of buffalo for sport and thus depriving tribes of their food sources, and forcing Native Americans into reservations are all examples of imperialistic behavior. In addition, the development of the plantation system, the history of slavery, and the post-emancipation degradation of African-Americans are likewise examples of American imperialism. Unfortunately, imperialism is a traditional American value, though those values are changing.
Imperialism for America changed dramatically in the late 19th century, with the Emancipation Proclamation and the passage of the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments, which sought to guarantee equal rights to people regardless of race. While these promises have….

Imperialism
The notion that whiteness was a superior state to blackness and all shades between, the notion of cultural superiority was already firmly entrenched by the time of the Chicago Worlds Fair in 1893. Barely cloaked under seemingly benevolent messages of cultural diversity were clear messages related to the American intention to imperialize and colonize. The establishment of a European cultural hegemony was already under way with the rapid expansion of Britain's colonies as well as those of Spain and France. For Americans, imperialism was linked even tighter to national identity. The concept of manifest destiny had been applied to westward expansion. By 1893, the Pacific Ocean was the final frontier. America needed a "new frontier," as Frederick Jackson Turner put it (cited on page 542).

America's brand of imperialism was a curious and powerful mix of economic, political, and social hegemony built on the deep-rooted belief in white cultural superiority. Women,….

e. industrialized (Greenberger, 2004)
The appearance of uncivilized territories convinced many expansionists they had a God-given mission to take new territory and to spread Christianity and the benefits of European culture. The colonial powers did provide some benefits, one might say, as a result of this assumption. The powers "built new communications and transportation systems, established universities, and introduced modern medical practices." By making the colonized look, dress, behave, and hopefully believe like Europeans, these racial 'others' could be civilized, with proper aid from the Mother country. However, because 'the other' could never be perfectly like 'us,' that is like the face of the colonizer, "many nations took advantage of their colonies by exporting natural resources without providing economic return for most of the people. Many colonial administrations were insensitive to local customs and destroyed old ways of life." (Greenberger, 2004) "Every claim to cultural dominance on behalf of the colonizer….

Imperialism and Nationalism -- the 'isms' that gave rise to the First orld ar
hat was the cause of the conflagration known as the 'war to end all wars' that nearly destroyed the entire world during the first part of the 20th century? According to Vladimir Lenin, imperialism alone was the root cause of orld ar I. The founder of the modern Soviet Union argued that competition for land and resources inevitably let to armed conflict between the capitalist nations of estern Europe. However, although nationalism was a key factor in the development of orld ar I, an equally critical factor was the nationalism in the colonized nations that imperialism spawned, and the secret alliances contracted between various imperial powers out of fear of one another's concealed might.

In his speech, "The Maintenance of Empire" in 1872, the then-British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli stated to the assembled, "gentlemen," that "there is another….


2. What significant tool did the imperialists use to colonize the mind of Africans?

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The resolution of the All-African People's Conference, held in Accra, Ghana in 1958,

"condemns colonialism and imperialism" based on these premises. Whereas all African peoples . . . deplore the economic exploitation of African people by Imperialist Countries, thus reducing Africans to poverty in the midst of plenty . . . Whereas fundamental human rights, freedom of speech, freedom of association, freedom of movement, freedom of worship, freedom to live a full and abundant life . . . are denied to Africans through the activities of Imperialists.

3. What were the reasons forwarded during the conference for condemnation of imperialism in Africa?

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Sekou Toure, West African nationalist, 1962.

"Colonialism's greatest misdeed was to have tried to strip us of our responsibility in conducting our own affairs and convince us that our civilization was nothing less than savagery, thus giving….

Imperialism which is often considered to be a final stage of capitalism was a logical continuation of industrialization, development of trade and colonization. Global trade and goods exchange have united Europe, Africa, America and Asia into an integral organism. Imperial system as well as interaction between the major colonial super-powers guaranteed economical stability and peace. Colonies were perfect markets for the goods produced in metropolises and were used as emergency zones in cases of overproduction in order to prevent global or local economical crisis.
Colonies were used as raw material donors of metropolitan industry. In order to prevent movement for political and economical independence, colonies were not allowed to have industrial objects as their economical activity was limited to farming and mining. On the hand with traditional colonial system which took place in France, Great Britain, Belgium which had huge possessions worldwide, American imperialism had introduced a new one without any….

For instance, the United States aided in the installation of Fidel Castro in Cuba, and then initiated a trade embargo against him when his policies did not meet their expectations. onald eagan's involvement in the Iran-Contra affair suggested United States imperial action in both Latin America and the Middle East. Furthermore, while the United States' intervention in Latin America after the 1800s has been primarily motivated by a desire to establish favorable economic ties and like-minded political leaders, the United States' involvement in the Middle East has gone farther to fit the classic description of imperialism -- "the policy, practice, or advocacy of extending the power and dominion of a nation especially by direct territorial acquisitions or by gaining indirect control over the political or economic life of other areas" (Merriam-Webster 2008). In fact, through two gulf wars and an Iraq conflict that some call the third, the United….

Impeialism in the United States
Impeialism

Jasmine Latoya Jennings

Impeialism in the United States

Those who agued fo the pactice of impeialism by the United States did so with vigo and vehement suppot. Politicians contended passionately and with elative eloquence the easons why impeialism, and specifically fo the puposes of this pape, impeialist ule of the Philippines. Repesentatives fom acoss the United States govenment povided damatic equests using histoical efeences, allusions to the Constitution, and platitudes egading peemptive stiking. Many of the aguments sound quite simila fo the calls fo wa and othe amed conflicts in the 21st centuy aound the wold, not just in o by the United States of Ameica.

The agument to keep the Philippines is not compelling in the opinion of this autho. The aguments ae too familia and the stategies of psychological influence o manipulation ae too appaent. Pehaps when these aguments wee cuent, they wee moe potent. Many yeas….

Imperialism & China
Both Joseph Esherick and Lydia Liu examine the ways in which western imperialism would have an effect on China by examining the bias and distortion that the imperialist project permitted in previous intellectual and historical inquiry. For Esherick, it is a school of thought centered at Harvard University in the U.S., which would provide a sort of "spin" on the west's imperial adventures in China to redefine the process as one not of exploitation but one "largely beneficial to China" (Esherick 9). For Liu, it is the introduction of ideas of "national character" through the nineteenth century largely by western missionaries (but also by journalists and western imperial administrators) that will have an effect upon the analysis of the Chinese situation by Chinese critics as well. But for both Liu and Esherick, it would seem that the chief concern in addressing the question of western imperialism in China….


Napoleon: The United States stands as a perfect example of the benefits of Imperialism, as it is one of the most successful colonies that ever existed and given that it supplied the ritish Empire with resources for a long period of time.

Roosevelt: Matters have changed ever since the colonial era, as the U.S. is known solely interested in promoting the concept of freedom and in emphasizing the wrongness related to imperialism. We currently want to spread our ideology, not our influence.

Kipling: This sounds strange coming from someone who lived most of his life trying to protect the interests of his country instead of looking into the well-being of nations who experienced suffering.

ismark: You are essentially not very different from us, Mr. Roosevelt. While our perspective in regard to Imperialism relates to physical aspects of the act, you and your people have simply advanced this concept and have made it possible….

Affects of Imperialism on the Former Colonies in Africa, Asia and the Middle EastAfter obtaining independence, post-colonial countries found themselves in dire circumstances; these newly liberated nations had to deal with the harsh realities left by colonial rulers. Colonizers had distorted traditional political systems, leaving emerging leaders caught between the past and future of their countries, while simultaneously dealing with high expectations from citizens who wanted tangible improvements in their living condition. What resulted was a peculiar sense of imperialism rooted deeply in developed nations attitudes towards post-colonial nations through symbolic, economic and political realms. For instance, Nelson Mandela emphasized how South Africa had been oppressed for generations due to racial apartheid and injustices passed down over generations. He laments how civilization preserves only a superficial veneer covering its jungle instinct that corrupt African people's diplomatic system as well as their morality. On another hand, Palestinians appealed to global solidarity….

The Egyptian King Faud (1922-36) repeatedly disbanded popularly elected afd governments, despite huge majorities, due to their distinctly nationalist platform. The fickleness of the British position is exemplified by their later coercion of King Farouk (1936-52) to appoint an enfeebled afd government due to their need for a neutral Egypt during the Second orld ar. This intense irony does not detract from the fact that the monarchs in Egypt and Iraq were very powerful political actors but were 'so closely associated with the structures of colonialization that they did not outlast them' (Owen 1992, 19). The British imperialists exploited the constitutional power of the King to dismiss any elected government of nationalists 'that threatened to tear up or amend the arrangements…defining Britain's rights' (Owen 1992, 19). Hence, once again, diminishing the authority of the regime they installed and creating a lack of respect for lawfully elected governments.
Pan-Arabism Causes Conflict….

53). He points out that four countries (in 1917) -- England, France, Germany, and the United States -- own 80 per cent of the world's finance capital; thus, in his view, the whole rest of the world is subjugated, that is, indebted to and tributary to those four "international banker countries."
Where once monopolists exported goods to other countries to make a profit, now they export finance capital. This is another symptom of the imperialistic stage of capitalism -- what to do with excess wealth? Lenin states that it would not be capitalism if the excess wealth were used to improve the quality of life for the millions of people who are still underfed and leading lives of misery. Instead, the capital is exported to "backward" countries and used to make more profits. In backward countries (now called developing nations) where there is a shortage of capital, labor is cheap,….

The term global perspective actually has a few different meanings, depending on the discipline.  It can refer to an individual’s personal lens and how they view the globe; to various perspectives about an issue from around the globe; and to views linked to globalization and the impact of individual or nation-wide actions on the world and its inhabitants.   We are going to provide a range of topic suggestions that incorporate all of these different definitions of global perspectives, with the most suggestions coming from the last topic, as it is the most commonly used across academic disciplines.

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Globalization is an interesting topic because the term means different things to different people.  Globalization specifically refers to the interactions and integration of the people of the world.  There are various types of globalization, with the three main types being economic, political, and cultural.  Of course, these three types of globalization rarely, if ever, occur in isolation.  Exposure to other people, ways of life, and worldviews leads to changes in various sectors.  It is no wonder, then, that so many people find the idea of globalization to be very threatening.  In fact,....

Title: The Impact of Global Wars on Societies: Causes, Consequences, and Lessons

Introduction:
Global wars have shaped world history, leaving indelible imprints on societies and cultures. This essay explores the causes, consequences, and lessons derived from the major global wars in history. By examining significant conflicts such as World War I, World War II, and the Cold War, we gain an understanding of the profound socio-political changes and humanitarian crises resulting from these wars. Utilizing a range of authoritative resources, this essay aims to present a comprehensive examination of global wars and their legacy.

I. Causes of Global Wars
A. Imperialism and Expansionism
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I. Introduction
A. Brief background information on World War 1 and World War 2
B. Thesis statement comparing and contrasting the two wars

II. Causes of World War 1
A. Imperialism
B. Nationalism
C. Militarism
D. Alliances

III. Causes of World War 2
A. Treaty of Versailles
B. Rise of Fascism
C. Appeasement
D. Economic Depression

IV. Major Players in World War 1
A. Allied Powers
B. Central Powers

V. Major Players in World War 2
A. Allied Powers
B. Axis Powers

VI. Military Strategies in World War 1
A. Trench Warfare
B. Use of tanks and airplanes

VII. Military Strategies in World War 2
A.....

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960). Just as American Imperialists exerted violent pressure to keep control of the islands they wished to inhabit, exploit and control for their own self-interest, the Japanese Imperialists…

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Literature - African

Imperialisms in Congo Imperialism in Congo the

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Imperialisms in Congo Imperialism in Congo The concept of Renewed Imperialism was prominent during the nineteen century. This period saw many European nations invade Africa and scrambled for nations that they…

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Government

Imperialism Is Now Considered a

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However, to do so would be to engage in a horrible revisionist version of history. The development of modern America was based on the concept of manifest destiny…

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Government

Imperialism the Notion That Whiteness Was a

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Imperialism The notion that whiteness was a superior state to blackness and all shades between, the notion of cultural superiority was already firmly entrenched by the time of the Chicago…

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Race

Imperialism and Imagining the Racial

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e. industrialized (Greenberger, 2004) The appearance of uncivilized territories convinced many expansionists they had a God-given mission to take new territory and to spread Christianity and the benefits of European…

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Drama - World

Imperialism and Nationalism -- the 'Isms' That

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Imperialism and Nationalism -- the 'isms' that gave rise to the First orld ar hat was the cause of the conflagration known as the 'war to end all wars' that…

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Literature - African

Imperialism in Africa Dbq the

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2. What significant tool did the imperialists use to colonize the mind of Africans? Document 3 The resolution of the All-African People's Conference, held in Accra, Ghana in 1958, "condemns colonialism and…

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Drama - World

Imperialism Which Is Often Considered to Be

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Imperialism which is often considered to be a final stage of capitalism was a logical continuation of industrialization, development of trade and colonization. Global trade and goods exchange have…

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American History

Imperialism Westward Expansion Laying the

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For instance, the United States aided in the installation of Fidel Castro in Cuba, and then initiated a trade embargo against him when his policies did not meet…

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Government

Imperialism in the United States

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Impeialism in the United States Impeialism Jasmine Latoya Jennings Impeialism in the United States Those who agued fo the pactice of impeialism by the United States did so with vigo and vehement suppot.…

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Imperialism & China Both Joseph Esherick and

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Imperialism & China Both Joseph Esherick and Lydia Liu examine the ways in which western imperialism would have an effect on China by examining the bias and distortion that the…

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Government

Imperialism Roosevelt Gentlemen We Have

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Napoleon: The United States stands as a perfect example of the benefits of Imperialism, as it is one of the most successful colonies that ever existed and given that…

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Africa / African Studies

After Imperialism Palestine's Declaration of Independence

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Affects of Imperialism on the Former Colonies in Africa, Asia and the Middle EastAfter obtaining independence, post-colonial countries found themselves in dire circumstances; these newly liberated nations had to…

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History - Israel

Imperialism in the Middle East

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The Egyptian King Faud (1922-36) repeatedly disbanded popularly elected afd governments, despite huge majorities, due to their distinctly nationalist platform. The fickleness of the British position is exemplified…

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Economics

Imperialism The Highest Stage of

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53). He points out that four countries (in 1917) -- England, France, Germany, and the United States -- own 80 per cent of the world's finance capital; thus,…

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