The Great Britain 's Era Of Colonization

1940 Words May 15th, 2015 8 Pages
Paul R. Bontempo
William E. Balding
Mrs. Malangoni
English 12-8
British Colonialism
Introduction
Colonialism is the policy or practice of acquiring full or partial political control over another country, occupying it with settlers, and exploiting it economically. (“Colonialism”). Great Britain’s era of colonization is between the years of 1607 to the present day, as Britain maintains a collective of Crown dependencies such as The Isle of Man, Guernsey, and Jersey, British Overseas Territories such as Bermuda, The Cayman Islands and Gibraltar, and a relation to its British Commonwealth Realm, including Canada, Australia and Jamaica. Britain has a long history of conquest and imperialism, and has held colonies throughout North and South America, Europe, Asia, on islands in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, and once held a prominent presence throughout Africa. Britain has had a profound effect on the development both economically and culturally of it’s former African colonies, and a sort of legacy of their presence still lives on in some facets of the culture of these formerly colonized peoples, such as the distribution of population, distribution of wealth, popular religion, and formal education.
History
“The Scramble for Africa” was a large land grab that many countries participated in, including the British (Iweriebor). Between the 1890s and 1900, Africa was faced with European imperialist aggression, diplomatic pressure, military invasions, and eventual conquest and…
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