British Colonialism


Colony is a geographical unit outside the borders of a state, which is connected to the state financially and managerially. As Barbara Ward states in her book "5 Ideas That Change the World", when we study colonialism, we are looking at one of the most far-reaching and widespread activities of mankind. It seems to be a fact of human nature that when one group of people becomes more powerful than another group, its instinct is to take over the weaker neighbor. (Ward 79)
Colonies where created since the beginning of civilization. First the ancient Greeks and the Phoenicians created colonies all over the Mediterranean Sea. Those colonies where trading posts and they where made in order to ...

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motives there were other motives like religion and politics. By the end of the 18th century the British Empire included Australia, Canada, Guinea, part of India, Senegal, Gambia, Sierra Leone, and Malaysia. One hundred years later Egypt, Sudan, Kenya, Uganda, and South Africa where added to the British Empire.
The British took advantage of their colonies and became one of the strongest nations in the world. However the British trafficked on the natives. The natives hated their oppressors but they didn't have the power for a revolution. As George Orwell states in his essay "Shooting an Elephant," no one had the guts to raise a riot, but if a European woman went through the bazaars alone somebody would probably spit betel juice over her dress. (Muller 77)
The situation was even worse for countries in Africa. According to Barbara Ward, in many areas of Africa, the Europeans came, as they came to Asia, as traders and they stayed for many of the same reasons: the opening up of ...

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