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    The Effects of British Colonization on Zimbabwe Women The British began their colonization of Zimbabwe in 1890 as part of their project of capitalist expansion and world domination. Colonial expansion was a means of complete control of territories and furthered the expansion of their capitalist political economy. Africa provided the British with slaves, minerals, and raw materials to help them in their capitalist development. To help support capitalist expansion, the British asserted colonial discourse

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    The theory of colonization in Ireland has been wondered about for a while. Did it help Ireland or did it just cause more problems? Ireland didn’t want to be part of the British Colony, yet it was forced upon them. No matter how hard they fought to get away from the colonization, the British came back stronger. After long and vigorous fights, the irish finally won back control. Before the British colonized Ireland, it was invaded by Celts, who split the country in two different provinces. They

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    Nigeria is a country in West Africa and was colonized by the British. It was established as a colony in 1884 at the Berlin conference where Africa was divided by European powers. The British simply wanted to expand their empire, which meant taking over other countries that had resources that they wanted and would allow them to expand their trade market and economy. The European imperialist push into Africa was motivated by three main factors, economic, political, and social. Nigeria in the past was

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    British Colonization in Southeast Asia

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    Colonization for the British first began in 1591 when the merchant Sir James Lancaster had been commissioned to set sail by Commander Sir Francis Duke towards the East Indies. Sir James would continue to sail until in September 1592, he would land in Penang remaining there for two years pillaging any rival European ships that were to harbor there. Returning to Britain in 1594 and relaying the news of this newly found area, the British would not become a major participant in Penang’s history until

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    things happened during, and as a result of, the British colonization of India. When the East India Company took control of India in 1612, they began modernizing, westernizing, and industrializing India. This westernization included giving women more rights, an attempt to eliminate the caste system and the loss of many of the more backward Hindu religious beliefs such as the domination of women by men and denying an entire class of people any rights. British occupation also did things long term for India

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    British Colonization of Hong Kong

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    The first Opium War took place between the British and the Qing Empire in 1839 until 1842. The British viewed the war to be caused by the Qing emperor and its officials’ refusal to permit the importation of opium into its territory. In the war, Britain defeated the Qing. (The Earth and Its People 540-543) Now, you might wonder what does the Opium War have anything to do with Hong Kong; however, it was during the war, that Britain first occupied Hong Kong, on January 25th of 1841, for a purpose of

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    position to control their own historical destiny'"(Slaughter 25). Britain's imperial colonization of Africa triggered vast change within the tribal civilizations thriving on the continent prior to European occupation. For the Africans, these changes altered every level of their culture: language, religion, as well as ancient tribal customs. But one of the most devastating aspects of the British colonization in Africa was the European economic system: capitalism. Capitalism left many Africans

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    The women and children are treated poorly and often beaten. Life in Achebe's Umuofia would seem very different to someone living in modern day America. Chinua Achebe's 1959 novel, Things fall Apart, takes place in the 1890s, just before British colonization. The novel focuses on the nine Ibo-speaking villages of Umuofia, which is Ibo for "People of the Forest." Umuofia is the village in which Okonkwo, Achebe's protagonist, prospers in everything and is able to secure his manly position in the

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    Gaelic Response to British Colonization: The Arguments A conquered people leave behind little in records. This statement is certainly true of the Irish after the Elizabethan and Cromwellian conquest of Britain. Historians must then search for a reliable source for the history of those conquered.. Luckily, Ireland has a long legacy of bardic poetry. In the four papers we read in this class, four authors, Brendan Bradshaw, Nicholas Canny, T.J. Dunne and Bernadette

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    Imperialism

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    As the Aboriginal children waited at the station that took them away from their homeland, the British colonists screamed orders at them over the bustle of the trains. One can only imagine what these children were thinking, stripped away from their families while white people screamed at them. Through the abuse of children and the separation of families, colonization had a major effect Aboriginal society. The Aborigines’ sense of identity was slowly being taken away by the injustice of the colonists’

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