Similarities Between 19th And Early 20th Century American Imperialism

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The turmoil happening with the Egyptian colony was very similar to what was happening with other countries in Africa and in parts of Asia. This uneasiness was cause by powerful countries following the ideology of imperialism. In the 19th and early 20th century, many countries were expanding their territories and conquering other lands. Similarly to Egypt, Congo free state was controlled by outside parties. Both colonies were thought to be “independent” or “free” but in actuality, they were both being used for resources and profits. In Egypt, new fiscal laws were made to increase in taxation on the Egyptians. Unsurprisingly, Congo also had a resembling situation occur where their government had a new tax on the rubber for people of Congo. Secondly, most European used tactic such as negotiation and diplomacy to take over new lands.…show more content…
Furthermore, Britain passed new education laws in Egypt so it can pick out and receive the most elite Egyptian and give them government jobs. However, Britain also did the same tactic with India. Britain changed India’s school system so it could to take the most elite Indians and give them jobs in the government or the army. Just like in Congo and Egypt, India also had high taxes that suddenly appear from the British. Last if all, high taxes were happening in parts of South Africa which caused African workers to start mining for gold and minerals. The awfulness of segregation also appeared to be prominent in colonies. The British and other invaders felt that they were racially superior and felt the need to segregate the colonies they controlled. When met with their problems each colony chose to have a revolution or revolt in some way or another. The common similarities between each colony just demonstrate that countries used imperialism for money, land, power and control of
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