Similarities Between Globalization And The 19th Century Colonialism

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Colonialism, the policy and practice of a power in extending control over weaker peoples or areas, was very prevalent in nineteenth century and promoted the connection of different parts of the world. Likewise, globalization also connects and integrates different parts of the world, but it is somehow differentiated from colonialism. The essay mainly talks about some differences and similarities between 19th century colonialism and 21st century globalization by examining war and conquest versus peace, violent revolutions versus trade and how both demonstrate trends of interconnection.
First of all, colonialism in 19th century involved occupation and slavery, while globalization promoted integration and peace. In nineteenth century, Britain colonized
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Both colonialism and globalization improve the interconnection and development of countries in spite of the inequality caused by them. Because of the British colonists in Africa, the incomes of most African countries increased steadily during this period, from the year of 1885 (Robinson, J. and Heldring, L. 2013). There was certain statistics showing the development of countries that were colonized, but experts pointed out that harm triggered by colonialism should never be ignored. Besides, the colonialism in 19th century promotes the interconnection between colonists and colonies because colonies were ruled by colonists, so they had the same laws, regulations, culture, and economic system. In East – Africa, the British protectorate had influenced effectively. The railway, hospitals, schools, and telegraph appeared in East – Africa, and new food like maize and sweet potatoes made Africans diet more nourishing (Rashid, N. 2014). The most significant development of globalization is technology. Advanced technologies provide us more open source materials, more efficient way of health care, more accessible education materials, and a free area to communicate with people in different countries. The Internet Revolution and Web 2.0 have improved the social networking and communication (Hrynyshyn, D. 2002). Because of the development of technology, every country in this
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