The Effects Of Colonialism And The Impact Of Imperialism

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Imperialism is defined as the practice of foreign rule in a context of hierarchy and subordination, which in many countries has led to the formation of an empire. Imperialism refers directly to the enhancement of power and military superiority. As we examine the impacts of colonialism on Western Imperialism and the legacy it has created in respect to LDCs (Less Developed Countries) and NICs (Newly Industrializing Countries), we must first evaluate colonialism and imperialism to understand the implications it has had historically on the legacy of Western Imperialism. This allows us the inept ability to better understand the political, social and economic impacts. Imperialism is then defined as the policy of extending the rule or authority of an empire or nation over foreign countries, or of acquiring and holding colonies and dependencies. Imperialism was propagated by European powers from the sixteenth to the twenty-first century. Colonialism is defined as the control or governing influence of a nation over a dependent country, territory, or people. Imperialism has often led to colonialism, through the physical occupation of foreign territories; people had previously tried to establish their own institutions but were unsuccessful. The state of imperialism seemed to be stronger and had the ability to overpower those institutions, which in turn resulted in those states then being colonized. Unfortunately, this would eventually lead to civil wars and militarized states.Particularly during the late 19th and early 20th century, colonialism had tremendous amounts of negative effects on the economic, social, and political structures of less developed countries and non-industrialized people.The idea of colonialism is to take resources from one country to use for the benefit of the colonizing country.Europe began expanded to other continents in an effort to conquer additional territories. Colonial expansion in Africa was happening in this country with little regard to its neighboring communities. British colonizers were beginning a system of education in Nigeria that which would, in turn, make Nigeria the most educated state, even more so than any other African State. The British in turn than expected the
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