Park e r M ic h aels Polit ic al C au ses o f B rit is h Im peria lis m

Park e r M ic h aels
Polit ic al C au ses o f B rit is h Im peria lis m ?: T he B rit is h w an t m ore p ow er th en w hat th ey a lr e a dy
had, s o th ey w ent to o th er c o untr ie s a nd e it h er fo rc e d th em o ut a nd to ok o ve r th e c o untr y o r
th ey m ade a d eal w it h th e m to g et th e p ow er. E it h er w ay th e o pposit e c o untr ie s h ad n o c h oic e in
ke epin g th e p ow er.
Posit iv e E ffe cts ?: T he B rit is h to ok s o m e o f A fr ic a b y g iv in g th e c it iz e ns e duca tio n. T hey a ls o
cre ate d C ourts o f L aw a nd th is g a ve th e p eople o rd e r. D oc 6
Neg ativ e E ffe cts ?: T his d id n’t h app en e ve ry tim e. In S ou th A fr ic a B is h op D esm ond T utu s ta te s
how th e B rit is h c a m e w it h t h e B ib le a nd th ey A fr ic a ns s h ut th eir e ye to p ra y a nd w hen th ey
opened th em , th e B rit is h h ad ta ke n th e la nd. D oc 2

Socia l C au ses o f B rit is h Im peria lis m ?: In N ig eria A fr ic a , t h e B rit is h s a id th e y w ould h elp
Nig eria b ut N nam di A zik iw e s a ys th ey a re a ctu ally h arm in g th em . H e p ro o f o f th is w as th at
Educa tio n is lim it e d, o nly a fe w p eop le c a n g o to a h osp it a l, N on s u ffic ie nt w ate r s u pplie s,
su rfa ce d r o ads, p osta l s e rv ic e s, o r c o m munic a tio n s yste m s in m ost N ig eria n C om munit y . D oc
8 A ls o G andhi w ante d to d riv e a w ay th e E ng lis h b eca use th ey ta kin g th eir m oney, th e E nglis h
to ok th e h ig her g ove rn m en t jo bs, t h e re w as s till s la ve ry a nd th ey d id n’t c a re a bout In dia a nd it s
cit iz e ns fe elin gs. D oc 7
Posit iv e E ffe cts ?:
Neg ativ e E ffe cts ?:

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Eco nom ic C au ses o f B rit is h Im peria lis m ?: S om e o f th e r e aso n s th e B rit is h w ante d to ta ke
ove r c o untr ie s w as fo r la b or, r e so urc e s, m on ey a nd n ew m ark e tin g p ro d ucts .S om e e xa m ple s o f
th ese a re : r u bber, p etr o le u m , ir o n, c o al, c o tto n, y a rn , c o co a, te a g ard e ns, to bacco , g old fie ld ;
ect. D ocs 3 a, 3 b, 4 a, 4 b, a n d 7 . S o to g et th ese th in ks th ey e it h er s a id th ey w ould h elp th at
co untr y o ut in s o m e w ay a nd th e B rit is h g et th ose m ate ria ls o r th ey w ould ta ke th e c o untr y b y
fo rc e . A fte r th ey g ot th e it e m s th ey w ou ld s e ll th em to o th er p la ce s a nd g et m ore m oney a nd
im pro ve th eir b usin ess. T he y p aid th eir n ew la bore rs v e ry lit tle a nd a ctu ally to ok m ore th an th ey
gave .
Posit iv e E ffe cts ?: T he p osit iv e e ff e ct a bo ut t h is is t h e y g ain ed m uch m ore la nd a nd m on ey. A ls o
th ey g ot m ore fo od a nd c ro p s t o g ro w .
Neg ativ e E ffe cts ?: T he n eg ativ e e ffe ct a bout th e B rit is h ta kin g o th er c o untr ie s is p eople d id n’t
lik e th em e ve ry m uch b eca use th e b rit is h w ere ta kin g th eir m on ey a nd s u pplie s

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