Effects of Imperialism

1. The effects of Imperialism have been interpreted from a variety of viewpoints.

2. This major Imperialism occurred during the late 19th Century and early 20th century.

3. It had more negative effects in the modern world today than positive effects.


4. The positive effects are: the nations built them roads, canals, and railways. Showed them the telegraph, newspaper, established schools for them, gave them the blessing of their civilization, and overall made them economized. They were part of modern culture after this occurred.

5. Colonial governments introduced improved medical care and better methods of sanitation.

6. There were new crops; tools and farming methods, which helped, increase food production.

7. These changes meant less death to smaller colonies, and overall improve the state of living.

8. They now could live longer and have better sanitation compared to the earlier imperialism.


9. A negative effect is seen that the colonies doing the mother country’s hard work did not civilize the smaller colonies.

10. They were put to work as cheap labor. They had no freedom, had to do what the mother country said since it has so much towering power over them, they were exploited and were taken advantage of.

11. Another negative is Missionaries. In this can see that when the white people came to the Africans, they had nothing but power over them.

12. They came with the Bible and no land, and instead took their land and forced the religion Christianity upon them.


13. In The ‘White Man’, another negative effect occurs. In this little tale, David Diop talks about how the whites came and killed the innocent.

14. This had many negative effects on Africa such as the African’s were put to work as slaves but more like cheap labor. Many of them die from this, they were resettled, exploited, weren’t taken at their free will, and took all of their lands.

15. The last negative effect is that the man in the machine is being forced to drink hard liquor and alcohol, they were corrupted and given evil minds, their money was all taken away, and most of all religion was forced upon them.


16. Imperialism is never considered as a good cause and effect. At first, when it occurs it may seem like a positive effect, but in the long run, for example, in this case, it was a negative effect.

17. All Africans and Asians were heavily exploited and were given no rights to do anything even though the mother countries gave them modern culture. Colonies inside colonies would fight because they wanted independence and have their own government and rule.

18. There were many ethnics groups that had nationalistic feelings but could not accomplish anything and become a free nation because of Imperialism. The mother country’s that did the taking over was only after a few things and unfortunately did happen to accomplish what they were after.


19. They wanted raw materials, markets for goods, national glory, the balance of power, and they also felt as though they needed to help smaller nations as though it was their burden, which Europeans called “White Man’s Burden.”

20. In their point of view they thought they were helping people but really all they were doing was hurting the smaller colonies.

21. Mother countries were destroying ethnic groups and causing civil wars between smaller nations. This newer modern Imperialism was never productive.

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