Imperialsim: The Roman Empire

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Throughout history, the major powers of the world constantly seek to conquer other parts of the world. Most of the powers were centralized in Europe, for example the Roman Empire. During the Age of Exploration, the idea of taking over other nations is brought back in a more modernized way. Imperialism is the idea of a major power controlling another nation or land with the intentions to use the native people and resources to help the mother country in any way possible. Starting around the 18th century, this policy is adopted by many European countries and continues for centuries after. However, the motives for the Europeans to adopt this policy of Imperialism are still being examined. Reasons for these countries to take such actions due to the three G’s of imperialism – God, Gold, Glory. Each with unique attributes these three terms summarize the causes for imperialism. Glory embodies the idea of power and how much the mother country has compared to other empires. The greater the power a country has, shows that the mother country is a force to be dealt with and noticed. Gold represents the economic reasons for the conquest of other nations. The mother country is taking all opportunities to secure resources and additional labour for their factories. God signifies religion and social reasons that come with overtaking another country. This includes the duty to help the “backward” nations to become like them. Resulting in the assimilation of cultures and religion, while simultaneously maintaining control within the countries. The Europeans combine all these reasons of power, economy, and cultural reasons to justify the implementation of imperialistic policy in their country. Dominance and glorification in Europe was the most prized p... ... middle of paper ... ...iah Strong on Anglo-Saxon Predominance, 1891." . 3. "New Imperialism." . 4. "The Rise of Our East African Empire. 2014. . 5. "Imperialism: a French Viewpoint." . 6. “Nationalism Booklet” Bradley Wade Bishop 7. "Diamonds, Gold, and War: The British, the Boers, and the Making of South Africa." . 8. Mimmack, Brian, Eunice Price, and Daniela Senes. History: Causes, Practices and Effects of Wars. Oxford: Pearson Education, 2010. Print. 9. "Internet History Sourcebooks." . 10. "The British Empire." .

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