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  • American Independence: The Origins Of The American Revolution

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    For nearly two centuries, the British colonies had operated under the forceful rule of Great Britain, a highly powerful country which had gradually faltered by the time of the Revolutionary War. As such, it had begun to impose restrictions, taxes, and tariffs upon the colonies, which the inhabiting colonists had rightfully perceived as unjust and tyrannical. Due to the rebellions against taxation and British tyranny set forth by the American colonists at the time, 1765 had been the year which most

  • Why Did Fiji Gain Independence

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    brought from the British. An example of this is, “The signatures of Cakobau and the other coastal chiefs on the Deed of Cession of 1874 did not indicate universal consent to British rule. Many Fijians were disturbed by the new order, especially after a measles epidemic in 1875 carried off more than 20 per cent of the

  • The Rhetorical Analysis Of Gandhi's Speech

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    that he was arrested for his crimes. They were to continue to try to attain Swaraj (self-governance, i.e. the country rules itself) with non-violence and truth. Instead of violence, he wanted them to cause civil disobedience by breaking small laws, such as owning and selling illegal salts, as well as purchasing or making them. He wanted the employees of the Government (British rule in India) to stop working in protest, in an attempt to undermine it. Gandhi asked for the taxpayers, and all who were

  • Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness

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    In the present era of decolonization, Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness presents one of fictions strongest accounts of British imperialism. Conrad’s attitude towards imperialism and race has been the subject of much literary and historical debate. Many literary critics view Conrad as accepting blindly the arrogant attitude of the white male European and condemn Conrad to be a racist and imperialists. The other side vehemently defends Conrad, perceiving the novel to be an attack on imperialism and

  • History of Belize

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    settlers, but in 1763 Spain granted the British settlements the right to begin logging. British administrators governed the area from 1786 which caused a rift between Spain and Britain. England won control over the land at the Battle of St. George’s Caye in 1798, and with the Treaty of Amiens of 1802, Spain recognized British sovereignty. British law began to uphold as of 1840 and the area was eventually declared a crown colony in 1862 known as British Honduras. The United Kingdom’s main interest

  • Analysis Of Arrow Of God

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    Arrow of God is set among the Igbo people of southern Nigeria a few years after the First World War. Though the British had claimed colonial rule over the Igbo land in 1885, expeditions to subdue individual Igbo villages were still being undertaken amidst the First World War. The fictional villages of Umuaro in the novel have had little interactions with the colonial power which claims to rule them before the beginning of the novel and although they have been exposed to Christianity and other aspects

  • Imperialism

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    violence. An example of this is the Sikhs in India. The Sikhs created the powerful state of Punjab in 1800, which became a threat to British-controlled India and after two years of war Britain annexed the Punjab in 1849. The Sikhs were loyal to the British. In return for that loyalty, during the Sepoy Mutiny the British gave them preferential land grants. Throughout British rule, the Sikhs gained wealth and a great reputation as soldiers and policemen. After independence, they lost all of their special

  • Imperialism Chapter 33

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    Chapter 33: The Building of Global Empires The establishment of global empires greatly impacted the world as imperial powers tightened links between civilizations worldwide. Imperialism not only brought people together but it put divisions between them as well through the use of powerful tools and deadly weapons. Foundations of Empire Campaigns to conquer foreign lands have always been dangerous and expensive. - Societies felt that conquest was necessary and devoted political, military, and economic

  • Late Modernity: The High Tide of Imperialism

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    West... ... middle of paper ... ...n economic one. As the case of Lenin and the Bolsheviks showed, economic concerns were inevitably tinged with political overtones and questions of national grandeur and moral purposes as well. In terms of British rule in India was concerned, economic wealth, national status, and political power went hand in hand with the possession of a colonial empire. In the years leading up to the First World War, the Western imprint on Asia and African societies, for better

  • Great Britain

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    that seemed unfair to the colonists; and they were, but they benefited Britian a great deal by extending their power further into the world. Now that the British had set up their colony and set down their rules and regulations the colonists felt that they were being treated unfairly and believed that they deserved more freedom than the British gave them. After such things as the Sugar Act, Stamp Act and the brutality of the Boston Massacre the colonists began to get restless and striving toward freedom