Late 19th Century Colonialism

In the market, we find many things.

Sometimes we may even come across some things that have gone bad.

This happens when something is left without a care for some time.

This also happens when some systems are left without a care of them.

In the 19th century, trade had started across oceans and continents.

Oversea trade had developed during this time.

Trade expanded throughout the world and economy grew.

Even though lots of development took place, this period also had a dark side.

As many countries traded with other countries there was exchange of men.

Many men went and settled in other countries. After a time their aim of trade changed to gaining power or authority in other countries.

This hunger of power led the foreign people to dominate the natives (original residents).

This foreign rule over a region was known as colonialisation.

These regions under foreign rule were called colonies

Hunger for power made the colonial rulers cruel and rude to the natives.

Europe had lots of colonies all over the globe.

In the colonies, many economic, social and ecological (environmental) changes took place.

Lets us look at the example of Africa.

If one looks at the African map, one can see the map has lot of straight boundaries.

It seems as if someone took a scale and just divided Africa into several parts.

The sad reality is that this is exactly what happened.

When European powers came to Africa, they divided it according to their wishes.

They met in Berlin in 1885 and divided the whole Africa.

Similarly Britain and France made many colonies across the oceans where they ruled.

France had colonies in the south Asian regions.

Britain had colonies in the Pacific Ocean as well as Asia

Belgium and Germany also became new colonial powers.

In the late 1890s America also captured and made colonies over some Spanish colonies.

Colonialism spread all over the globe like a disease.

Colonisation had caused a lot of negative impact on the colonised regions. But they also helped bring rapid modernisation and development.

The End.