• Slide 1
  • Effects 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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    • Slide 1
  • Effects 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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