Furthermore, new British laws destroyed the Indian industries that the British actually helped create in the first place. Their new British laws were also responsible for an enormous unemployment rate. Finally, India was ruled by a country that knew nothing about them and could not sympathize with them or rule them properly. India, at the time, had previously supported the Roman Empire under its rule with jewelry, spices and even clothing. It also was one of the oldest, and at the same time, richest places in the world.
The Irony Behind Imperialism During the nineteenth century, Great Britain was one of the richest countries in the world; the British were able to colonize numerous countries and gain profits from each of the countries. With brutality and torture, the British went into these countries to civilize the native people and to obtain goods and services from the locals’ hard work. Rudyard Kipling was a British writer who was born and raised in Bombay, India. Kipling saw sides of colonization that other western people were not able to see. “The White Man’s Burden” is a satirical poem written by Kipling that ridicules this Victorian concept known as imperialism.
British imperialism caused some negative effects on India through poverty and persecution, but retained more of a positive impact due to its massive improvements in the modernization of India and the overall improvement of Indian civilization. Despite impacting India very positively, imperialism still caused problems within the Indian society. An example of this negative effect is that poverty was very prevalent in India due to the dismantling of the old crafts such as metalwork, glass, paper, etc. The rationale for this huge spike impoverishment is because India was to be used as a supplier for raw materials, thus halting the growth of the economy (Doc 7). Not only did Britain disrupt the Indian’s industry, but they also caused unemployment through the superseding of Indian handspinners in the 19th century.
In their eyes, "Englishmen had rights" under the laws of the mother country. It was only when these laws were usurpted by the crown that the colonies had no choice but to protest their discontent. The political authority that England executed over the colonies after so many years of neglect led to the ideological differences that would ultimately result in the American Revolution. The British citizens were being heavily taxed and the French and Indian War had taxed the British heavily. They thought that it was only right that the colonists whom they had spent so much money protecting, and who were taxed lightly in comparison with the other British citizens, to help pay.
The control of India would always be the crowning jewel in the vast vaults of the British Empire. India brought them riches that only they could supply, in spices and exotic food, cotton, silk, indigo dye, tea, and opium. With the help of all these riches it can almost be said that the British Empire was built on the backs of Indians. Due to this fact, Indian independence was a tough issue and England was hard pressed to let her go easily. But India was not always a British colony and has its own rich history to speak for itself.
The British Empire in colour (2002) Jalal Mayur say “the British government in India has not only deprive the Indian people of their but has base itself on the exploitation of the masses and has ruin India”. They even favour the Indians royal more than the population, as figure for indirect rule. Even the government of In... ... middle of paper ... ...th. The British did manage to establish mutual relationship between both empires, this was the first since 800 A.D to politically unify two subcontinents. The mighty attitudes of the British did influence many Indians and give them confidence to unite to drive the British out and achieving independence.
Yet, the fatigue on European nations militarily and economically, was relatively inescapable after the extensive strain of World War I and II. T... ... middle of paper ... ...n they also renamed the land to Zimbabwe. European nations were affected by the emergence of industrialization and nationalism, and urged to discover the unfamiliar lands of Asia, Africa, South Africa, and Southeast Asia during the nineteenth century. Due to the outcomes, there was immense change that affected the political, social, and economical foundations of the colonizing nations as well as those being colonized. Nevertheless, The United States was disinclined with accepting the continuation of the enormous British Empire, postwar.
British Imperialism in India and China Imperialism is the domination of a weaker country by a stronger country. For instance Britain dominated India and China in the mid 1880s to the beginning of the 20th century. Imperialism has had both a positive and negative effects on the countries involved. Britain was imperialistic for many reasons, it could dominate because it had the technology and power to do so. They also needed land to acquire raw materials for growing markets.
This pride, however, had many dangerous side effects later in history. British Imperialism, combined with unnecessary pride, caused many racial issues for England that would be fought over for centuries to come. The British interest in India grew as the need for new world markets and trading ports expanded. Many western Europeans longed for the distant goods of the East, but did not care for the expensive prices that international trade had to offer. Rather than allow for the creation of a global exchange, many countries developed their own system and cooperations for importing rare goods.
The American Revolution was an inevitable conflict. The French and Indian War had major effects on the British and American colonists. This war doubled England’s already existent debt. America’s little financial and military help outraged many British officals during the war, which largely benefited the Americas. They were also bitter about the Colonists trading goods with enemies of the British.