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09/07/2019

Help on Global essay on Imperialism!!!?

QUESTION
Help on Global essay on Imperialism!!!?
So basically I have a Global essay due Thursday on British Imperialism and it’s affects on other countries and I’m stuck.

I can pick basically any country but I dont know what to pick. I’m thinking either West Africa (my teacher says this one is the easiest), India or Egypt. Could someone give me a detailed explanation of British Imperialism’s affects on West Africa, India, or Egypt (but preferably West Africa?). Thanks so much

ANSWER
THE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION WAS MOSTLY FINANCED BY THE EXPLOITATION OF COLONIES IN ASIA.

READ: http://ashishthakare.blogspot.com/2005/10/colonial-exploitation-of-indian.html
FOR BRITISH CONTRIBUTIONS IN INDIA.

THE QUESTION SHOULD BE: WHY DID THE BRITISH GO TO INDIA?

TO HELP THE POOR INDIANS?
OR
TO MAKE PROFIT?

EDUCATION, RAILWAYS ETC WERE BYPRODUCTS AND NOT INTENDED TO HELP INDIA…

EDUCATION: TO RAISE A ENGLISH SPEAKING INDIAN GENERATION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE WORKS UNDER THE BRITISH OR CIVIL SERVANTS.

RAILWAYS: TO TRANSPORT GOOD EFFECTIVELY OUT OF INDIA.

TO CALL THEM “POSITIVE EFFECTS” IS BASELESS.

BEFORE THE COLONIAL ERA INDIA WAS ONE OF THE MAJOR ECONOMIES IN THE WORLD.
INDIA AND CHINA ACOUNTED FOR ABOUT 50% OF WORLDS GDP!
(REMEMBER: COLUMBUS FOUND AMERICA IN SEARCH OF INDIA! MOTIVATED BY ITS RICHES… HENCE THE NATIVES WERE CALLED INDIANS!)

WHEN THE BRITISH LEFT INDIA POVERTY WAS OVER 50%..NOW ITS DOWN BY ROUND 25%…

FURTHER THE FAMINES DURING BRITISH RULE, MASSACRE OF JALIAN WALA BAGH ETC… (JUST GOGGLE!)
DURING THE COLONIAL ERA OVER 40 MILLION INDIANS LOST THEIR LIVES… AS MANY AS DURING WW2…

THE CRIMES OF COLONIAL EXPLOITATION IS A DARK TRUTH IN HISTROY THAT WE SHOULD ACCEPT AND NOT IGNORE OR DENY.

INDIA WOULDNT NEED ALL THOSE “AID” FROM ENGLAND OR OTHER NATIONS IF THE BRITISH WERE TO GIVE BACK THE RICHES THE STOLE IN INDIA DURING THE COLONIAL ERA… MAYBE START WITH THE KOHI-NOOR DIAMOND ON THE QUEENS CROWN!?!

IN CHINA THEY ALMOST MADE THE NATION OPIUM ADDICTED!
IN AFRICA THEY TOOK NATIVES AS SLAVES TO BRAZIL ETC!

WHAT SORT OF HELP OR DEVELOPMENT ARE WE TALKING ABOUT?
YEAH… EVERYTHING GREAT FOR THE QUEENS AND ENGLAND.