AP World Post #5

What were the legacies of nineteenth-century imperialism? What was anticolonialism? In what ways is the world shaped today by the actions of nineteenth-century imperialists?  Was there any positives to imperialism?  Any negatives?

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140 thoughts on “AP World Post #5

  1. Imperialism has been a major force in shaping the modern world.  The effects of Imperialism can be interpreted variety of viewpoints. A major Imperialism occurred during the late 19th Century and early 20th century.  It had more negative effects then positive effects.
    A positive effect is in the document called “Modern Progressive Nations,” it is on how the larger nations gave to the smaller colonies, nations built them roads, canals, and railways and showed them the telegraph, newspaper, established schools for them, gave them the blessing of their civilization, and overall made them economized.  They were part of modern culture after this occurred. These changes meant less death to smaller colonies, and overall improve the state of living.  They now could live longer and have better sanitation compared to the earlier imperialism.
    A negative effect is seen in a document called “Colonization.”  the colonies that are doing the mother countrys hard work did not civilize the smaller colonies.  They were put to work as cheap labor.  They had no freedom, Another negative effect is seen in a document called Missionaries. when the white people came to the Africans they had nothing but power over them.  They came with the Bible and no land, and instead took their land and forced the religion Christianity upon them.  

    • I like how you referenced that document and explained all of the things that European powers gave to the colonies even though many negative effects came out of imperialism. After some built up immunities to the diseases brought by Europeans many colonies were able to resist and some were even successful.

      • I also agree. Colonization was beneficial to the colonizing Europeans, but the areas that were taken over struggled with getting goods they needed. And also, they struggled to stay unified. Ex. Africa and its many different colonization from multiple countries.

      • Imperialism was basically extending countries power through force and conquest. It left many legacies behind in that, Asia and the Indian-subcontinent had the fastest growing economies. Basically, imperialism is different for each country for example, Africa is still struggling since they are unscrambling imperialism from their nations. But, colonies in North America such as Canada have stayed and benefited due to imperialism in some ways. But overall, Imperialism brought way more negative effects with it than positive effects. For example, imperialism greatly used cruel treatment in states in Africa. Inequality was faced in many of the nations such as Africa and India. Moreover, loss of indigenous culture took place and diseases wiped out massive ethnic groups such as the Aztecs in the Colombian Exchange. But a positive effect of imperialism was that it helped the colonized country. British rule brought democracy to India and therefore, put Hong Kong in a better situation over it just being a part of China. Imperialism actually introduced much technology to nations that had none which has still lasted today. The British had many weapons that most countries were unaware of and slowly, they got introduced. So overall imperialism was negative but wasn’t entirely flawed and it brought some aspects that are still used.

    • I agree about the positive and negative effects of imperialism. However, I confused about why you said “Modern Progressive Nations”, “Colonization” and “Missionaries” are documents.

    • I definitely agree with the fact that the nations that practiced imperialism had positive affects by bringing the technology’s to their lands, and I had not even thought of the myself. I also agree on the fact that the were more negative then positive affects, even though it does appear that their are a lot of both, however the negative affects did have a bigger affect then the positive ones did.

    • I like how you included documents that came out of imperialism and what they did because I had no idea that those were created so it made me learn more. Also, they provide a good explanation for both the good that came out of imperialism as well as the bad. It spreads knowledge on how power was resulted, and how people had power.

    • While I love how you connect your answers with documents you have found, I do question on HOW imperialism bettered living conditions. As in whether it was medicine or if it was the environment that became better for there to be less deaths. But I also like how you bring in explanations that many would not think of with technology being your reasonings. Overall, I admire how you put multiple explanations for each answer.

    • I like how you gave documents as real examples because it gave me more understanding on the significance of imperialism and the great effect it had on people during this time.

    • I agree that the actions to put all the railroads and other modern stuff really helped those societies advance and get up to speed with the rest of the world.

    • I agree with the effects you said Imperialism had on the non-European people, and how that leads to certain under-developed nations today.

    • I like how you referenced the documents because they add substance to your argument. I also like how you mentioned the impact of imperialism through disease.

    • I agree and like how you said that a negative effect was how Christianity was pushed on Africans. Since these Africans didnt have much power they couldn’t fend for themselves

    • i also agree that in europe colonization was very benifical and and that after they buit up immunities against dieases.

  2. The legacies of the nineteenth-century imperialism were that it changed economic, social, and political traditions around the world. It also created context for global development. The anticolonialism was the movement against colonial and imperial powers. The ideas they had were that they wanted justice, equality, and self determination. The ways that the world is shaped today by the actions of the imperialists are that there are economic, exploratory, ethnocentric, political, and religious motives. The positives of imperialism are that it can give people freedom and more rights. Some of the negatives of imperialism were that it caused cruel treatment of the natives. They were treated inferior.

    • I agree with you about the negative effects of 19th-century imperialism. Almost all Africans and Asians have their rights taken away and cannot do anything. This is probably why colonies began wanting their ow government and system.

    • I agree with you that a negative of imperialism was that the indigenous people were treated badly, because many times they were treated badly because they were seen as inferior, like when the East India company exploited the Indians

    • I agree with you on both the positive and negative effects of imperialism, but I really like how for the positive you talked about imperialism being able to give people freedom and rights.

    • I like how you included the fact that these people were treated poorly and it was due to the Britain’s who came in. Where thereafter Britain did improve themselves and the world with little impact but secure impact

    • I agree that imperialism had many negatives effects and positive effects. Also, I like how you referenced Anti colonialism because it was a huge part of imperialism and it’s unscrambling. Equality and justice weren’t that stressed on Africa since cruel treatment of the natives persisted. Moreover, imperialism brought legacies that were good for certain countries and bad for others.

  3. The legacies of the nineteenth century legacies imperialism were social, economical, and political since things began to change to shape what we have today. Anticolonialism was defiance, opposition, and resistance to European expansion, conquest, and colonization by indigenous communities, organized groups, disparate “mobs,” states and empires, and slaves took different forms and sought different outcomes. The way the world is shaped by the actions of imperialist is that there are religious, economic, and political motives to make sure everything is in place. There was a positive to imperialism such as giving freedom and the negative was that the natives got the bad treatment.

    • Thats a good positive for imperialism and an a negative for it. Imperialism has made the world how we see it today and does have a big impact around the world in many countries.

    • I agree with you because imperialism has impacted the world by economic, and political reasons. For example due to the railroads being built has still been used and around today. One political reason is that many people started to fight against the government due to European politics which nowadays there is a lot of diversity towards religion.

    • Yes, imperialism did have a huge advantage in terms of the people that were taking over another country but all of the negative aspects was mainly focused on the indigenous people of those countries so i agree with your ‘positive and negative’ aspects. For example Great Britain used Indias resources as a economic expansion of their countries but turned those resources into products and sold it back to India

    • I agree that a negative effect of imperialism was that the natives were poorly treated while the children were being “taught” new ways as a front for complete conversion and shaming of their culture.

    • I agree that imperialism has shaped the world and still left behind many legacies. I also like how you mentioned anti colonialism since it was one of the only movements to stop European expansion. Moreover, I agree that positives effects persisted but only helped the Europeans and not the natives so I think there were more negative effects.

  4. The nineteenth-century imperialism permanently changed economic, political, and social traditions around the world. It created a context for all subsequent global development. The legacies of nineteenth-century imperialism are turbulence in the middle east, the Vietnam War, India’s damaged economy, the establishment of communism in China and political hegemony over other nations. Anticolonialism is events in which colonists rebel against their colonizers and attempt to assert their freedom. The nineteenth-century imperialism shaped the world today by having negative effects because countries aren’t concerned about how they may harm others. The positive side of this is more western powers undertook colonial ventures with remarkable results. direct political and administrative control of non-westerners by the western powers. Imperialism might have some positive effects but in the long run, there are many more negative effects. All Africans and Asians were heavily exploited and were given no rights to do anything. Colonies inside colonies would fight because they wanted independence and have their own modern government and rule.

    • I like how you connected imperialism to so many effects, and I agree with how you mentioned the unfair circumstances that the indigenous peoples were facing, not having the choice to have their own rights or governments.

    • I like how you went in depth on the effects, and detailed how it affected them socially, as well as economically. I also agree with your standpoint on their approach to imperialism and how you showcased the negative aspects very well, and how in the end the negatives outweighed the positives.

    • I like how you really connected imperialism to a lot of different effects, because I haven’t seen anyone connect this many. I agree with you on basically everything you said, but I like how for the negative effects you talked about how they weren’t given rights.

    • I agree with your positive and negative effects of imperialism. Its true that there was a lot of positive effects but in the end there was way more negative ones. I also agree with hows africans and asians were exploited and used inside these colonies.

    • I agree with all of your statements especially with you comment about how imperialism permanently changed the world cultures specifically their economic social and political traditions.

    • I like how you had elaborated on the effects. I also like how when I came to negative effects you said it was due to a lacking of rights

    • I agree with you that imperialism’s effects were among the following which were that it led to wars turbulence in the Middle East, damaged economy, and political hegemony. The effects of imperialism were so great that they still affect us even today. This is important so that later in history we don’t repeat bad things done by people at all times in history.

  5. The nineteenth-century imperialism made changes to the political, economical, and the social traditions with the legacies with the first half of the 19th century the industrial Britain, with seemingly insurmountable naval superiority, was left alone to dominate overseas trade and empire buildings. during the late 19th centuries, scientific discoveries and technology innovations has catapulted Europeans far ahead of all other peoples in making a capacity to wage war.
    Positive effects of the imperialism were way smaller than the negative effects as there wasn’t a beneficial gain for imperialism. One positive effect is improved communication: telegraphs and railways make it possible to transmit orders more rapidly from the capitals of Europe to representatives to tropics. and technology was a major boost for the Europeans and helped them acquire colonial possessions much easier. However there was more negative effects like so. For one, the other colonies were force to work with no freedom and were treated poorly with more work and barely any rest. another negative effect was the European rampage and their Fearful killing on all other countries, no one could stop the fearless Europeans and their superior technology that Africa couldn’t go against with their spears arrows and leather skills being not much help.

  6. The legacies of the nineteenth-century imperialism were the changes to the economic, social, and political structure around the world. There weren’t as many positive although the positives were listed as improved education and new technology just to list two.

  7. The Asians could not do what they wanted because they had their rights restricted. And due to that they most likely as well as other colonies that may rebel, would most likely want to run their own government

    • The legacies of the nineteenth-century of imperialism dealt with the social, economic, and political changes as an effect of imperialism pertaining to a specific country. Anti-colonialism was essentially the resistance of expansion European conquest by the original or indigenous people of the land almost like the battle currently with gentrification in New York. The world is changed today by nineteenth century imperialism because there are economic systems and religions set in certain areas that influence unity and motives for conquest.The positives of imperialism mostly dealt with the country ‘imperializing’ for example great britian. Britain had a chance to expand their country and produce more money based on the resources of the land they took over, however it came at the cost of the indigenous people since they were maltreated and puched aside their land.

      • The legacies of the nineteenth century imperialism is basically the permanent change in political economic and social aspect of a culture. Anti colonialism is the resistance of the European expansions and imperialism from natives.

  8. Legacies of the 19th century imperialism changed economic, social, and political traditions around the world, and created context for global devolpment. Anti colonialism is a movement opposed to any form of colonialism or imperialism. The ways shaped today by 19th century imperialists have some effects because countries aren’t concerned on how to harm others. But there was both positive and negative effects to imperialism. Positive can depend on certain rights for people but can be negative towards other people.

  9. The legacies of 19th century imperialism were social, political, and economic, Britain was able to extend its force through its powerful naval powers and recent innovations from the Industrial Revolution. Britain’s imperialism effected the economy by opening a gate to new materials and new customers. Politically and socially, imperialism changed the way many indigenous peoples lived their lives from new tactics meant to keep them under the colonizers. The Caste system was used against those in India to keep them under, schools we’re in place to teach natives European morals and language, and control was kept in those colonizers’ hands. The legacy of these actions can be seen in India’s main languages, one of which being English, how Sati is banned, and the culture.
    Anticolonialism is the belief that a power should stay to its borders and not expand and often as the resistance of being colonized by others.
    The negative effects of Imperialism were that it brought many diseases to native people, killing many, and the erasing of many native languages and traditions.
    On the other hand, imperialism brought new technologies and materials, like the steam engine and telegraph, which improved communication and transportation in areas that wouldn’t have otherwise had it.

    • I agree on the negatives, especially that many of the native people were killed by unknown disease brought to their land by foreigners. I also agree on how imperialism may have shaped the world for today, although the cultural changes could be seen as a negative in certain cases because sometimes it did lead to destruction of that culture.

      • 19th century imperialism legacies included social, political and economic changes that shaped society today. Anti-colonialism was the animosity and refusal of European colonization. People in support of anti-colonialism were against the customs and morals of colonization and were of the indigenous individuals. The world today is shaped by imperialism due to the need for power, wealth and religious dominance. There is a need to be on top; be the best. Without any regard for other countries or their cultures. There were some positives to imperialism. With the British already being industrialized, colonization brought many new technological advancements and resources to India. At this time, trade also flourished due to new resources being transported from all over. These materials included textiles from India that were in high demand. With new goods being transported, came canals. There were also many negative effects of imperialism. European colonization came with European diseases which caused a huge drop in indigenous population in the Americas. Native cultures and practices were replaced and overlooked such as Sati in India. Social classes were made in favor European Colonizers. The European merchant was considered first class over Aristocrats and royal families in Java and some parts in India.

    • I agree with your legacies and effects. I highly agree with how imperialism brought new technologies and materials, along with how the modern world was impacted by imperialism. I like how you also put in multiple examples to support your answers.

    • I agree with you because there were more negative effects than positive effects of imperialism due to the spread of disease which lead to new technologies. Such as medicines for diseases. I also agree that once new technology improved it helped the society with traveling and communicating quicker. Overall, you gave multiple claims and example to support your ideas.

    • I agree to this because of the negative effects of disease and how the native people were exploited. I also agree with your positive effects of imperialism in the 19th century. I also liked how you explained your points.

  10. The legacy of nineteenth-century imperialism is that it permanently changed economic, social, and political traditions around the world, and created the context for all global development. Anticolonlism means the struggle against imperial rule in colonized countries and opposing it as a whole. The World is shaped today by imperialism, for example, people in Africa, Australia, and India speaking Dutch and English languages today even though it’s not common, you can also see this with America and how they have US bases on Islands, and in different countries. Imperialism in context of the British and the Dutch, it most definitely provided positives especially in their economies, but to the people getting colonized by them, it was very much a negative because the Europeans brought disease, took their land and took most of their goods for trade. However there was one positive for the colonized and it’s that the railroads and canals they made were their permanently, so the colonized got to keep some transport technology from the Europeans.

    • I like how you pointed out how the U.S occupation in the middle east and Asia is imperialism, since I think that is something that most people don’t think about to often. However another positive that you missed could be the idea that the country that got imperalized technically would be safer, due to another more powerful country watching over it.

  11. The legacies of imperialism today are that of the current lands that many nations control, such as the United States making Alaska and Hawaii part of the country, as well as current countries across the world trying to obtain new lands, uninhabited and inhabited. Anricolonialism was where certain people in the nations that practiced colonialism did not want there nations to try and control or take over lands that people had already lived in and make them adapt to their culture and basically enslave them, or close to it because many of the inhabitants of the colonized lands became lower class members. The way the world was shaped for imperialism is the territories that some countries own which was gained by imperialism, as well as many transport methods that people built because they wanted to make imperialism easier, such as trains or steam boats. There really were no positive aspects of imperialism except for the gain in territory for some nations, while that is a negative also because many peoples lost their home lands due to imperialism. Another negative is the fact that many peoples were completely wiped out because of disease and such brought by the nations practicing imperialism.

    • The point that you bring up about imperialism that countries today still use a form of imperialism is a remarkable aspect that I would never have thought of. Also the way that you describe imperialism as having no positive effects since they would use countries to give them goods and make transport for those goods is an interesting approach to this topic.

  12. The legacy of the nineteenth-century imperialism was the opening of new markets causing a change in world economics, also, it allowed for more resources to be accessible, and lastly, it allowed for states such as Alaska and Hawaii to become part of the United States. Anti-colonialism is when people reject being colonized by a different country. The way the world was changed by imperialism is that some countries gained new territories and they developed new transportation methods to make the spread of imperialism easier. The two benefits of imperialism is that new transportation systems were developed, and countries gained more territories. A negative aspect of imperialism is that because of countries going around and conquering new territories, diseases were spread, which caused large amounts of people to be killed off.

  13. The legacies of nineteenth-century imperialism were social, economic, and political changes around the world. The dutch had to adapt to their new environment and began to dress like the locals and even incorporated local foods to their diet which are still around today. The British also forced Indians to learn english and attempted to end certain tradition like sati but did not want to go too far. The monopolies formed by Europeans powers affected the world economy and especially affected the locals. Some places also began to change their governments and imitate European politics in attempts become more successful.
    Anticolonialism was the thought that powers should just stay within their borders and not conquer new territories.
    The world today was shaped by imperialism because new technologies were spread across the world and affected the languages and the way people act across the world.
    Some negatives to imperialism were the diseases spread to indigenous peoples and some traditions were discontinued by European powers.
    Some positive things that came out of imperialism were new technologies like firearms and the steamboat were spread across the world and new communications like the telegraph allowed things to happen quicker and it was easier for people to know what was happening far away.

    • I really like your mention of the monopolies created by European countries. They played a major factor in who was the big boss of the world.

    • I like your mention of the monopolies created by European countries. They played a big role in who was the big boss of the world.

    • I like your mention of the monopolies created by Euro countries. They played a big role in who was the big boss of the world.

    • I like how you mentioned the banning of Sati, since it was a major example of European influence in India. I also liked how you mentioned the monopolies of European countries since it affected the world economy and caused inflation.

    • I liked how you mentioned some traditions were ended by European powers. It just goes to show how imperialism affected countries culturally. Not only that but also being forced to learn a brand new language shows one of the many changes they had to go through.

  14. The worlds today was heavily shaped by Imperialism. Imperialism shaped the ways economics, religion, and countries are created today. Anti colonialism was the colonists of colonies wanting justice and go against Imperialism. There is probably only one positive thing from Imperialism: Europe and other big countries left behind railroads and other modes of transportation in smaller countries they stopped by which helped those countries get around easier and be able to modernize. A negative thing is the fact that diseases were spreading rapidly with all the conquering and traveling being done during Imperialism.

    • I’d say the that the fact of them modernizing countries who haven’t been hit with the industrial revolution yet was used to justify their imperialist actions.

    • I agree that disease was a negative aspect of imperialism. As we have seen before with the Spanish conquest of Aztec civilization, any time an influx of distant foreigners enters a major center of population, suffering and loss of life is sure to follow due to the rapid spread of contagious and lethal diseases.

    • I agree with the European country’s positive effect on imperialism, leaving behind railways to help transport countries that were behind at the time. Yet, I don’t understand specifically how Imperialism caused disease.

  15. Nineteenth century imperialism created positive and negative effects in colonized areas throughout Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa. Colonies that were once isolated benefited from European influence in terms of industrialization. Colonies were able to build weapons and infrastructure which in turn strengthened their economy. European imperialism also negatively affected colonies through the exploitation of Asians and Africans. Europeans dismantled the social structures of their colonies, like forcing Indians to learn English. Anti-Colonialism was the uprisings of local peoples against the European regime. Most attempts at anti-colonialism were unsuccessful, but the emancipation of the United States from British rule is an example of a successful uprising. Nineteenth century imperialism had lasting effects, like the spread of disease to indigenous peoples, and industrialization of once-isolated colonies.

    • I like how you included the influence of industrialization and related it to the imperialism in the 19th century. I also am interested on how you included the spread of diseases because of the mass traveling of people, kind of like the coronavirus today.

    • I agree with your positives and negatives of European Imperialism. The negative that you gave about how many diseases spread was clever. it is such an overlooked idea and fact but the truth is that it really destroys the new places it is exposed to.

    • Many social traditions were affected and I like the way you included that. Forcing an entire country to learn a new language is a huge change but the British didn’t really seem to care.

  16. The legacies of modern imperialism within the 19th century still remain in today’s time, the most powerful representation of these legacies are that of the colonies the nations had created. Continents such as Africa suffer from the forced colonization many European countries at the time seemingly provided. The African nations specifically attempt to rebel against the imperialism in this form of anticolonialism, yet to no avail, as the European guns/weaponry was too powerful for the indigenous people. The modern day effects include the majority of Africa now consisting of mainly third world countries, due to the people only able to reorganize and being set back centuries due to the slavery.

  17. The legacies of nineteenth-century imperialism in economics, social, and politics. In economics, controlling markets. Socially, imperialism has left a lasting mark on the social system and the different social levels. Politically, imperialism has left a lasting mark on people continuously taking over land throughout history (more and less known wars and conflicts).
    Anticolonialism means to be opposed to colonial rule of one country by another.
    In ways the world is shaped today by the actions of nineteenth-century imperialists are that the modern social system is similar to the past (elite, upper and lower middle, working, and poor). Modern day is also shaped by imperialists by business owners attempt at taking over the marketing system.
    Positives about imperialism is systems that societies know and follow, as well as technologies and other items being built and being improved around the world.
    One negative is that through imperialism, when one country is taken over and traditions are lost. Another negative is large populations die through diseases and other causes brought from one country to another (such as the bubonic plague from Central Asia to Northern Europe).

    • I really liked how you included the imperialistic shaping of the world with the modern social systems. I also liked how you added the modern market systems being affected by imperialism.

    • I agree that lost tradition is an important negative of imperialism. These traditions could often be wiped out through disease, as you mentioned, which could lead to the cessation of many cultures by destroying the people who practiced them.

    • I agree that technologies and other items being improved around the world and I liked you mentioned that when one country is taken over and traditions are lost. Lots of native traditions and cultures are lost by imperialism.

  18. The legacies of nineteenth century imperialism were social, economic, and political changes around the world. Anyways, imperialism is when a country takes over a smaller nation or colony due to political, social, and economic reasons. Imperialism has been a major force in shaping the modern world. There has been more negative effects than positive effects. For example, one positive effect was that Europe and other countries left behind railroads that helped shaped our society but one negative effect was that disease was easily spread. Once diseases started there were medications that was a excuse for colonial rule and helped win coverts even helped cure tropical diseases. Some motivates for imperialism is open new markets, and access of resources. Some tools that were made during this time period was steamships, machine guns, telegraph, and canals. The machine gun was invented by the Europeans which many society’s were conquered due them not having advance artillery. Even telegraphs were helping people across the country communicate faster. Anyways, anti-colonialism is when colonist rebel against their colonizer and attempt to get their freedom. A few different ways the world is shaped today by actions of nineteenth century imperialist is that the social class which categorizes people by division of a society based on social and economic status. For example in today world people are being categorized by upper, middle, and lower class.

  19. The legacies of nineteenth century imperialism were that many countries such as the Dutch would conquer lands sometimes not directly by force and their people would migrate to their conquered lands and mix with those people making generations of mixed people that still exist today. They would leave their government and social systems intact but they would use these conquered lands as trading hotspots. Anti colonialism was when a group of people would set out to stop other countries from conquering peoples to expand their empire. The world is shaped today by actions of nineteenth century imperialists because of people of mixed descents and a positive outcome from this is that these people would get together fighting for one goal known as nationalism. Negative effects were that some of the conquered peoples were not really treated at people because once a country took over they would let them stay but they would work for them the rest of their lives. Also, countries would be exploited because their workforce would be used for another country and the technology used to conquer them wouldn’t be shared so they couldn’t fight back, for the most part, using their primitive technology.

    • I believe that while people of mixed descent became more common in that time, It was frowned upon in places like Africa.

  20. Nineteenth century imperialism created the beginning of the modern world, through fostering changes of society and economics in each country affected. There were aristocracies built upon aristocracies and the exchange of cultures for survival, like railways and the clothing. In economics, there was the industrial revolution in the same timespan. The economies and monopolies of certain countries allowed for them to become global powers. Anticolonialism was the opposition to colonial rule in a country. It is a resistance from imperialism and the intrusion of other countries trying to colonize. The world was shaped through the colonization of India and countries within Africa, like the building of railways and the general expansion of the known world. Two positive impacts of imperialism were the improved transportation and communication, like railways and telegraphs. Some negative impacts were the unfair treatment and manipulation of the people under the imperial rule and the spread of diseases from one area to another.

    • I agree with you that imperialism fostered changes I’m economics and society in each country with positive and negative effects.

    • I agree with you and I liked how you gave examples for the colonization, transportation, and communication

    • I like how you stated that disease was a prominent, negative effect of imperialism. I agree because imperialism made it much easier for these diseases to spread which increased their effectiveness.

  21. In the 19th century imperialism changed economic, social, and political traditions around the world. Anticolonialism was the struggle against imperial rule and colonized countries. It mainly occurred in the first half of the 20th century. Imperialist in the 20th century had a negative impact on nations and countries around the world. It created increase competition and conflicts that would disrupt world peace. Imperialism would give natives possibilities to change and improve their life style and give people more freedom and rights due to contact with early europeans and Africans. Some negative impacts were, cruel treatment to natives and Europeans colonized Africa for their own economic advancements. In any other colonized place natives were treated as inferior

  22. The legacies of nineteenth century Imperialism were changes in traditions or ways of life throughout the world. During the age of Imperialism Europe became the most powerful region in the world. Imperialism shaped the modern world, through the change in society and economics. During this time period the industrial revolution was going on which in turn transformed the economy and ways of life in general. The economies of certain countries allowed for them to become global powers. Anticolonialism is the struggle against imperial rule in colonized countries. Some positive effects of imperialism was the schools and hospitals built in the colonized countries. Nations also unified following imperialism. Some negatives were the spread of disease and enslavement of the colonies natives.

    • I like how you included some evidence like hospitals made, and you also included the fact that anti-colonialism was a struggle of power. A struggle that the English had to face when performing there ideas…conquerment. It truly changed the modern world as we know it today.

  23. 19th century imperialism has had both positive and negative affects for those involved. It has left a common legacy of destruction for those affected. It has sponsored wars in Java and many other places, bred new ways of worker exploitation, and almost wiped out the entire indigenous New Zealand population. Though destructive, imperialism has made the economy more globalized. Anti-colonialism was the struggle against imperial rule seen with people like the Zulus. For better or for worse the world today has been shaped by 19th century imperialism.

  24. It can be said the 19th century imperialism completely transformed political and social aspects of societies globally, also encouraging development, at least for England. England imperial used many countries land parts of continents, called estates, in order tit ale the raw materials to make finished goods.

    This brings us to anticolonialism, which was the primary reason why many states behaved the way they did. Like India against the English The Indians were against their movement and there selfish acts that they took actions…only they were late to realize the true side of the English.

    Although England took advantage of so many parts of the world it benighted the world immensely. It allowed for industrialization and new ways for global improvement. With the money they had and the aid of Portugal they transported these items around the world, which lead to more money and more industrialization…until the late 19th century.

  25. Imperialism affected social, economic and political changes positively and negatively. The Dutch had to adapt to their new environment and began to dress like the locals and even incorporated local foods to their diet which are still around today. The British also forced Indians to learn English and attempted to end certain tradition like sati but did not want to go too far. The British also gained monopolies because the became the biggest trading partner for each country under their rule. This positively influenced the British because they were able to acquire more resources and hence gain more power. This had a negative effect on all the other countries because they had no source of competition for the British monopolies which then allowed them to control the market with staggering prices. The British ruled the economy of their conquered lands. The British and some Dutch also imposed their own rulers on areas that they conquered and this had a negative effect for the area because it was subject to possible oppressive rule and they were not happy with alien rulers from other non-native lands. These were some of the positive and negative effects of imperialism in the 19th century.

  26. Imperialism was a time in world history were many countries in the continent of Europe, partook in the actions of colonizing and taking over other, mostly distant, lands wither by force or cooperation with high officials. The legacies that came about due to nineteenth century imperialism, is the influence of a country on another and the lasting effects. this occurred with countries like India who became under the rule of the British and the same can be said about the Dutch and Java. Most of the time these higher controlling parties in other countries would leave the place’s governments intact because there sole purpose for being there was for the products and resources they couldn’t get back home. The term anti-colonialism is defined as opposed to colonial rule of one country by another. The modern world is shaped by the earlier imperialism because to to it new technologies, languages, and cultures were spread which intern shaped the countries and had long lasting effects due to that. negative effects due to the imperialism that occurred in the nineteenth century was diseases spread and many cultures and ways of life died out due to the Europeans. A positive from imperialism is that technologies like Europeans were spread around to countries who previously did not even know what it was. Another positive was that due to it cultures became mixed making many societies diverse for the better.

    • I really like your in-depth view over Europe’s effect on the rest of the world. I thought your explanation was unique and interesting.

  27. The effects and legacies of imperialism were what countries could now do to one another, with one country coming into another and taking control without the other country realizing it. It also shows how primitive technology like weapons causes the country to have to comply with that of the more sophisticated weapons. Anti-colonialism means the struggle against imperial rule in colonized countries. The modern world is shaped from imperialism because of how goods, technology, and other things were traded, and brought to new countries which shaped the world of today. Disease spreading was a negative from imperialism, but a positive was that the technology from Europe and other bigger countries was spread to those that did not previously have it.

    • I like how you mentioned disease as a negative effect of imperialism. I agree that this was one of the more important negatives because it destroyed many cultures and traditions by wiping out the people who practiced them.

    • I agree with your point that imperialism positively impacted the world with the diffusion of advanced technologies. Roads and railways that are essential for the transportation of goods to be put into the circulation of the world economy have their beginnings in the imperialist era, especially so for regions of Africa and the Pacific.

  28. Nineteenth century legacies imperialism included social, economical, and political values and changes. At this point, modern day values and understandings were at the beginning of the existence. Anticolonialism can be defined as struggle and refusal against European colonization by indigenous groups of different people, often organized. Additionally, depending on how events were organized, different consequences came out of it. Imperialistic beliefs force organization on all aspects of a community politically, economically, and religiously. Imperialism was very helpful in some ways but mainly only to certain groups of people. It also enforced onto people but it also forced unfair treatment of native people. With this, some people began to go against their own. In Africa, Europe strongly forced colonization to help them grown economically but it led to revolts and anger of indigenous people in the country.

    • I thought your response was very interesting and helpful. I liked how you broke it down into different parts of Persia

    • I like your definition of anticolonialism and also the negative effect of imperialism. Although imperialism had many good effects it also led to the anger of indigenous people. I also liked how you mentioned that the African people were forced to live a life they didnt choose.

  29. The nineteenth century imperialism had both negative and positive effects but more negative. Other places had to give up land to the British so they weren’t punished. A motivation for imperialism to begin was access to new markets. Anticolonialism was people/places not agreeing with the morals of imperialism.

  30. The legacies of the nineteenth century include the social, political, as well as economical changes that occurred. Anti-colonialism is essentially the indigenous people resisting being taken over or colonized by a bigger power, in this case, Europe. Our world today has been shaped by nineteenth century colonists due to the fact that they found more effective ways to spread industrialization and new inventions to other parts of the world that we continue to use. In addition they also acted upon countries without thought of how it would negatively effect them, like we see in real world events today. A positive effect of imperialism is how they expanded other countries and gave use of their resources and also brought over new creations for adaptation to benefit the people of these countries. The negative effects certainly outweigh the positive, the main one being how they took over people’s country and in turn took away the indigenous people’s rights and purpose. This led to the revolts by the angered indigenous people, and they did this to gain more rights, and to change the leadership and government system of their countries.

  31. Nine-teenth century imperialism greatly impacted social, political, and economic aspects throughout the world. However, it had more negative effects that positive. It was a period in which countries expanded their control and over-taking other countries. The anticolonialism movement was the struggle, or refusing, of imperialism or colonialism. The modern world is shaped by nineteenth-century imperialists by the spread of languages and goods. A negative effect of imperialism is the spread of infectious diseases which eliminated large amounts of populations which led to the cessation of many cultures and traditions. Another positive of imperialism is the spread of new cultures, along with technologies to other countries around the globs.

    • I like how you looked at imperialism from a more ‘social’ way, than an economic way. I never thought of a positive of imperialism being the spread of new languages/religions from the invading country to the indigenous country. Instead, I looked at it more in an ‘economic’ way, with countries being able to trade region exclusive items with other countries to improve their economy.

    • I agree that it had more negative effects that positive. Lots of people died and many native cultures were lost by imperialism. Also, it was new for me that your thought about the spread of languages can be one of a positive effects.

  32. The imperialism of the 19th century has had its social and economical impacts. Socially, groups like the Dutch and Indians were forced to make cultural adaptations such as things they ate or clothes they wore, and even the language they spoke depending on the group. Economically, monopolies were new to society and did not know how to be prevented.
    Anti-colonialism is a societies disapproval of a European regime.
    Imperialism has shaped the world today because of the rapid spreading of anything from ideas to machines that has been made easier.
    A negative of imperialism was the rapid spreading of diseases, killing off indigenous peoples.

  33. The legacies of 19th-century imperialism were everywhere in economic, social, and political. The imperialism opened the door for a modern world. New markets were created and some people had to adapt to new cultures. anticolonialism was the resistance movements directed against colonial and imperial power. The modern world is shaped by the actions of nineteenth-century imperialists. Lots of new technologies and modern thoughts were started from imperialism. There were some positive and negative effects caused by imperialism. There was an improvement in transportation and technologies but on the other hand, lots of indigenous people have killed and native cultures have removed.

  34. Imperialism had vast political and economic consequences throughout the 19th century. Political legacies include the Monroe Doctrine–which stated that Europeans could not colonize on the South American continent without meeting fierce opposition from the United States–and World War I, sparked by the intense nationalist ideals that fueled imperialist expansion for much of the western world. Economic consequences refer to cheap consumer goods offered to workers of European plantations, the construction of roads and railways to transport goods, and the global diffusion of cocoa, palm oil, rubber, and hemp. Anti-colonialism was a sentiment commonly held by native inhabitants of a region under threat of European colonization that resisted change and attempted to restore complete sovereignty for the native population. The modern world still feels the echoes of Imperialism because of the ideals that were stressed, especially establishing economic bases in foreign places. This is seen with the US involvement in the Middle East that hasn’t changed since the early 2000’s because of the vast oil supply it provides. The most prominent downside of Imperialism was the mistreatment of natives, which gave rise to prejudices that some outspoken groups wish to vilify others with even today. This is made evident by the surge in popularity of the white superiority philosophy that peaked prior to World War I.

  35. Imperialism forever changed the world both socially and economically. With people of major countries like the British and Dutch entering less powerful regions and asserting themselves there, the two completely different races could interact with one another, trade region specific items to strength each other’s economies, and even strength their military(although in actuality the invading country mostly gained the support in military, will the country being invaded gained protect from enemy countries).
    Anti-colonialism was the opposition of one countries rule over another. This could be seen in India with some of the indigenous people opposing the British there.
    One way that the world is shaped today by imperialism is due to the competition that started between other nations to be in control of everything. With the beginning of imperialism, the “superpower” countries have competed with each other to own as much territory as possible/ more territory than any other country. This would eventually lead to major global conflicts, with the most deadly and famous being WW2.
    A positive to imperialism would be that economically both countries would grow, with the trading of items that are exclusive to them. Along with that, from a certain point of view the country being imperialized would be safer, due to the fact that one of the most powerful countries on the world was occupying their region.
    A negative to imperialism would be that the invading country would bring in diseases from their country, which would kill of the indigenous people that had not yet adapted their immune system to resist the disease.

    • I like how you tied in WW2 with your response, it shows other events that were happening in the world at the time and how they tie in together

    • I agree that imperialism was a fight between the big nations to gain as much land as possible. I also believe that WW2 might be the best example of imperialism.

  36. The legacies of the 19th century imperialism included political, economic, and social changes. Anti colonialism was colonists resisting their colonizers in order to gain their freedom from them. Ways the world is shaped today by nineteenth century imperialist are in economic, political, and religious motives. Positives to imperialism were that it was able to gain people freedom. Negatives of imperialism were Natives and Africans were being treated unfairly and weren’t being given rights.

    • I agree with how natives weren’t allowed rights in the effects of imperialism. Natives were also usually put in labor camps which truly shows how bad imperialism was for these indigenous people.

    • i agree with the negatives of imperialism because many natives and Africans were being treated differently than others and many people weren’t given the same rights.

  37. The legacies of the nineteenth century imperialism were that it created more for later global development and also changed the social, economic, and political traditions in the world. Anti colonialism is a term used for a movement opposed to imperialism. The world has been impacted by imperialism by developing context for all global development after it and increasing competition among certain nations which disrupts peace.

  38. 19th century imperialism legacies included social, political and economic changes that shaped society today. Anti-colonialism was the animosity and refusal of European colonization. People in support of anti-colonialism were against the customs and morals of colonization and were of the indigenous individuals. The world today is shaped by imperialism due to the need for power, wealth and religious dominance. There is a need to be on top; be the best. Without any regard for other countries or their cultures. There were some positives to imperialism. With the British already being industrialized, colonization brought many new technological advancements and resources to India. At this time, trade also flourished due to new resources being transported from all over. These materials included textiles from India that were in high demand. With new goods being transported, came canals. There were also many negative effects of imperialism. European colonization came with European diseases which caused a huge drop in indigenous population in the Americas. Native cultures and practices were replaced and overlooked such as Sati in India. Social classes were made in favor European Colonizers. The European merchant was considered first class over Aristocrats and royal families in Java and some parts in India.

  39. 19th century legacies of imperialism include colonies from various nations. Anti-colonization is about the resistance from people (usually natives) against the nations utilizing colonization. The world today is shaped by imperialism from the need for competition between nations and the greed they have. Positive effects from imperialism include better medicine and more towns and roads and other helpful buildings that colonies were given. Negative effects include the labor camps that colonies were forced to be inside of, and another negative effects was the disease europeans brought around with their colonies.

  40. Imperialism left a huge mark on the world. It showed that the western world had grown in power and wanted to grow in power and size. It’s legacy definitely shows the great power on the western world and it’s thirst for power. Their was a lot of resistance to imperialism all over called anti colonialism. I believe some lasting effects that were left from imperialism would be a lot of western traditions Being accepted by the rest of the world. I believe that over all this was a good thing because it connected a lot of the world

  41. The legacy of imperialism are socail, economical, and political effects on the western world. It also showed how powers like empires have effected the world.

  42. In the nineteenth-century imperialism were that it changed economic, social, and political traditions around the world.The anticolonialism was the movement against colonial and imperial powers. The ideas they had were that they wanted justice, equality, and self determination. The ways that the world is shaped today by the actions of the imperialists are that there are economic, exploratory, ethnocentric, political, and religious motives. The positives of imperialism are that it can give people freedom and more rights.

  43. The legacy of nineteenth-century imperialism is the opening of new markets causing a change in world economics. It allowed for more resources to be accessible and, it allowed for states such as Alaska and Hawaii to become part of the United States. Anti-conization was the defiance of Europe’s expansion.

  44. The legacies of 19th century imperialism were that it changed the world’s economics, social and political formalities. Anticolonialism was the movement to oppose colonialism. The world today is shaped by imperialists due to new political, colonies of country’s and a new normal form of an economy. Imperialism brought forth a new form of ideas and exploration that would not have been pursued if imperialism had not happened.

    • I really like what you wrote but you left out the downfalls of imperialism. But I like how you talked about how it brought new ideas and exploration. That wasn’t something that I thought of.

  45. 19th century legacies of imperialism are colonies from many nations, including Africa which had many forced colonization efforts. Anti-colonization is the resistance usually from natives against nations forcing colonization. The world today is shaped by imperialism by the competition started between countries to be in control over everything. Positive effects are better medicines, more roads and towns. Negative effects are forced labor camps, and diseases that europeans spread to numerous countries.

    • I really like how you addressed every part of the topic and how your response is short and to the point. You had some really great examples of the shortfalls of imperialism.

  46. 19th century imperialism brought on changes that shaped modern society. This consisted of political, economic, and social changes. Anti-colonialism was the the fight against European colonization. Not many indigenous individuals gave in to Europe’s support of colonization. They refused to give up their cultural and morals. The world today is driven by the need for power. Everyone wants to be in control but only one person can and that upsets many people. Imperialism was beneficial in that it brought some people and places wealth and power. It also created new social classes that put Europeans on top. Along the ability to produce more with the help of industrialization.On the other hand imperialism caused a large amount of people to lose their culture and society. It also lead to the spread of disease. DIsease wiped out many people and societies that came from Europeans.Along with taking resources from the places that Europe colonized as a way to build them more wealth, this greatly affected the climate.

  47. 19th century imperialism changed the economic,social traditions, and political around the world. Anti colonialism is the struggle against imperial rule in colonized countries. The actions shaped today’s world by religious, economic, and political motives. There was a positive to imperialism such as giving freedom. There was also negatives that are forced labor camps and diseases.

  48. Imperialism in the 19th century impacted the world on a large scale because it shaped modern society economically, politically and socially to the norms we hold today. Anti colonialism was the opposition of colonial rule of one country by another country. A few examples of how nineteenth century imperialism included religious conversion, new market, and the spread of new ideas/items through trade (steamships, machine guns.) A positive impact of imperialism was that it changed laws, giving people more freedom and rights. A negative impact was the poor treatment of native people and how they were treated as inferior.

    • I like how you gave examples of the positive and negative impacts of imperialism. I also like your definition of anti colonialism

  49. Some motivations economically was the availability of resources. anti colonialism is a movement that opposed imperialism.

  50. The legacies of the nineteenth century were that it changed economic social and political traditions around the world. Anticolonialism is the struggle against imperial rule in colonized countries. India’s damaged economy, Vietnam war, Establishment of communism in china are some ways they impacted the world to today.

  51. The legacies of nineteenth century imperialism changed the economic, political, and social cultures all around the world. All changes in those 3 categories have shaped the world we live in today and have given a staple norm in society. Anti-colonialism was the disagreement and struggle against imperial rule in colonized countries. The world we live in today is shaped by imperialism because in today’s society, it is a continuous fight between countries to be the best politically. Every country wants to have the most money and will do anything possible to better the wealth of the people. And also religiously, every country of the present day is shaped in a very diverse ways. With imperialism, the only main positive was the gain on land for the countries but negatives like diseases spread from nation to nation

  52. Imperialism shaped the world politically, economically, and socially. It completely expanded world trade, as well as spread of language and culture. Anti-colonialism was the resistance of imperial rule upon colonized countries. Todays world is shaped by imperialism due to countries becoming power hungry, and always striving to be better than one another. Imperialism only benefited those in control with land and materials, the indigenous people, however, were stripped of their culture, infected with disease, and even killed.

    • i agree with you about how imperialism expanded world trade & i also agree with you on how imperialism only benefitted certain people at that time

  53. The legacies of the nineteenth-century imperialism were economically, political and socially. The legacies of imperialism that still impact today are the damaged economy of India, the establishment of communism in China and turbulence in the Middle East. Anticolonialism is the resistant of colonization to your country. The positive effects that imperialism had was the economic growth, new technology like the railroads,dams and steam engine. Also it helps improve the sanitation of everyone by being more aware of germs so this helped build hospitals which led to less birth deaths. The only negative effect about imperialism I can think off is the regions that the Europeans colonized. Like the people of Africa lost the way of living their own life and Europeans would interfere in the people of Africa rules and thier way of live.

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