Imperialism Of India By Britain Essay

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Imperialism is the domination of one country of the political, economic, or cultural life of another country. Imperialism is more often than not fueled by two major schools of thought known as nationalism and Social Darwinism. Nationalism is a feeling of pride and devotion to one’s country. This can drive a person to think that their country is the most powerful, and in essence drives that person mad with power and a hunger to conquer, which not ironically is exactly what many countries did. Social Darwinism is the very idea that a more powerful country conquer the smaller countries. “Survival of the fittest,” as the well renowned Charles Darwin used to say. Imperialism is also sometimes sparked by military motives, such as when USA set up a naval/marine base in the Philippines, and Economic Motives, which will be the main focus of the Imperialism of India by Britain.
India’s conquer by Britain is a perfect example of the pros and cons to an imperialistic world. As imperialism advanced, the positive and negative sides of imperialism began to aid in colonizers seeing two sides to imperialism: the positive side that modernizes society and economy in places modernization may not have existed before, and the side that helps in military and economic motives for the mother country. Then there’s the negative which may take away a colony’s individuality and spark rebellion. Britain’s a great example because we see an economic growth and a modernization of India, but we also see the rights of the people slowly fading into the shadows.
Britain took over India after a brief struggle with France; initially to aid in its economy; mainly its textiles. The plan was to have...

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