Effects of Imperialism World Civilizations Mr. Hawthorne.

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Slide 1Effects of Imperialism World Civilizations Mr. Hawthorne Slide 2 Introduction While imperialism certainly had an immediate impact, it had several powerful long-term…

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Slide 1Effects of Imperialism World Civilizations Mr. Hawthorne Slide 2 Introduction While imperialism certainly had an immediate impact, it had several powerful long-term effects which are still noticeable today. Slide 3 1. Income Gap The rich got richer and the poor got poorer. European nations took raw materials, labor, and taxes from their colonies. Slide 4 2. Rivalry and Competition Between European Powers This culminated in World War I. Slide 5 3. Destruction of Traditional Family and Village Life Europeans often imposed their ways of life & culture on the people they imperialized. Slide 6 4. Loss of Self-Rule Indias government no longer had a say in how their country was run British imposed their laws upon the Indians Slide 7 Answer in groups How could imperialism possible be good for India in the long term? Slide 8 5. Widespread Famine British forced Indian farmers to grow cash crops (i.e. cotton) instead of food crops used to support population This regulation lead to famine throughout India. Slide 9 5. Improved Education, Sanitation and Medicine While most of the effects of imperialism were negative, many areas did benefit in these respects. Europe brought many technological advances including medicine Slide 10 6. Infrastructure in India Under European direction, roads were built and various systems of transportation (railroad, etc.) and communication (mail, etc.) were put in place. Slide 11 7. Cultural Exchange While European ideas were introduced to India, Indian ideas were also introduced to Europe.

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