One of thebest ways to learn about imperialism is to concentrate on an in-depth casestudy of a country before, during, and after it was colonized. This allows usto examine how imperialism changed a nation over time. India is an excellentcandidate for such a case study on imperialism because it was by far the mostvaluable colony of the most powerful empire—the British Empire. It all startedwith a small global trading company—the East India Company—that grew and grewand eventually conquered much of South Asia. Before long, India became the“jewel in the crown” of the largest empire in the history of the world.
This casestudy raises some important questions about the imperial experience. How did asmall company of a small nation take control of India? How did Indians respondto foreign intervention? How did imperialism change India? What was the legacyof British imperialism? Should the British be praised or condemned for theirimperial efforts in India? We’ll start our inquiry by learning about India justbefore the British arrived.
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Comparing present day countries that were formerly part of the British Empire with those that used to be ruled by Spain, Portugal, France, or Italy, it does appear that in most instances, the legacy of the British has been better, or at least not as bad, as that of other European imperial powers.
The main drawback of British rule on India is we have to study that history for almost 3 years in school.
African military resistance took two main forms: guerrilla warfare and direct military engagement. While these were used as needed by African forces, the dominant type used depended on the political, social, and military organizations of the societies concerned. In general, small-scale societies, the decentralized societies (erroneously known as "stateless" societies), used guerrilla warfare because of their size and the absence of standing or professional armies. Instead of professional soldiers, small groups of organized fighters with a mastery of the terrain mounted resistance by using the classical guerrilla tactic of hit-and-run raids against stationary enemy forces. This was the approach used by the Igbo of southeastern Nigeria against the British. Even though the British imperialists swept through Igboland in three years, between 1900 and 1902, and despite the small scale of the societies, the Igbo put up protracted resistance. The resistance was diffuse and piecemeal, and therefore it was difficult to conquer them completely and declare absolute victory. Long after the British formally colonized Igboland, they had not fully mastered the territory.
British Imperialism started in the late 1700’s because of population growth and the advances in technology industrialism that occurred during the Industrial Revolution....
India was the jewel in Britain's imperial crown and by plundering its rich resources Britain went from piracy to power, eventually holding sway over vast tracts of the globe.
The European imperialist designs and pressures of the late nineteenth century provoked African political and diplomatic responses and eventually military resistance. During and after the Berlin Conference various European countries sent out agents to sign so-called treaties of protection with the leaders of African societies, states, kingdoms, decentralized societies, and empires. The differential interpretation of these treaties by the contending forces often led to conflict between both parties and eventually to military encounters. For Europeans, these treaties meant that Africans had signed away their sovereignties to European powers; but for Africans, the treaties were merely diplomatic and commercial friendship treaties. After discovering that they had in effect been defrauded and that the European powers now wanted to impose and exercise political authority in their lands, African rulers organized militarily to resist the seizure of their lands and the imposition of colonial domination.
This scramble was so intense that there were fears that it could lead to inter-imperialist conflicts and even wars. To prevent this, the German chancellor Otto von Bismarck convened a diplomatic summit of European powers in the late nineteenth century. This was the famous Berlin West African conference (more generally known as the Berlin Conference), held from November 1884 to February 1885. The conference produced a treaty known as the Berlin Act, with provisions to guide the conduct of the European inter-imperialist competition in Africa. Some of its major articles were as follows:
In addition, some of the British conquests were beneficial, yetBritish imperialism was developed as a result of the seven years war thatpitted colonial empires against each other.
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Influenced by the Industrial Revolution, imperialism enabled countries such as India access to advanced technology and innovation, which in turn made is possible for them to become major players in trade....