How did imperialism in Asia help Asia?
Asian ImperialistsAs fellow expert Chuck Siata notes, the primary benefits of imperialism accrued to the imperialist countries and Asia was primarily a victim of imperialism. The only imperialist country in Asia was Japan. Japan did modernize and acquire vast amounts of resources and labor by taking raw materials from both Korea and northern China and by forcibly conscripting Koreans into the Japanese Army and the Japanese industrial complex (the zaibatsu).
As concerns the remainder of Asia, which was subject to imperialism, but not containing imperialist powers, e.g. the colonies, there were three major benefits which accrued to these countries.
1) Institutional Protection for Minorities: The prior kingdoms, empires, and autocracies throughout Asia, such as the Mughal Empire, the Qing Empire, the Nguyen Kingdom, and several others, were states that privileged a specific ethnic or religious group above all others. This group was typically the majority, with the one exception being the Mughals, where Hindus were the majority but Muslims were the privileged class. The imperialists forcibly equated all of the different groups, making the majority and minorities on par. This led to many of these minorities supporting the imperialists, who served as their guarantors. In the post-imperialist period, a number of these minorities have managed to maintain a good position while others have been less lucky.
2) Infrastructure Developments: Imperialists built numerous forms of infrastructure in the colonial countries, such as railroads, universities, hospitals, bridges, roads, plumbing, electricity, and numerous other forms of infrastructure. Many of these elements are still present in the former colonies and remain key elements of those countries' modern infrastructure.
3) Military Organization: The Imperialists generally ruled the colonies by using locally organized armies and militias, meaning that local colonists would be those who received key military training. Upon independence, it was former colonial armed leaders who were able to lead the defense of the newly independent countries, often by defecting to whatever revolutionary group was fighting for independence.
Imperialism by powerful nations against weaker Asian nations was a benefit for the aggressive imperialists. The only people in the weaker nations that might gain from an outside imperial army, would be weaker nation people who might accept bribes for helping out the imperialists. This was risky however. Risky in that their imperialist "friends" could against them at any time, and/or the native peoples under imperial oppression might turn violently against the traitors. Asia was a victim of powerful European powers, Imperial Japanese forces and even the USA.
In a post medievial society imperialism helped. The king, the Tsar or the Emperor was the sole governing authority. Inherited positions. General people had no say. The counsellors to the Emperor played active roles. This was upto 2nd world war. Monarchies in Europe even before great world wars changed a little. They allowed some civil rights and some form or portion of public democracy. Its the Great October Revolution in 1917 in Russia and defeat of Germany in WWII changed all.
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It certainly brought SEA to the world's attention for one. It created a second language (French) and a new religion or two (Catholic), caused a few evolutions in dress, road c…onstruction, and architecture. And last, but not least, this led to the French and American and Indian Wars. The British won the war. The British, by capturing the capital of New France, Quebec, in the Battle of Quebec in 1759.
Answer . Among other things, vast areas were turned into tea plantations.. Answer. In India, particularly in bengal, the britishers forced local farmers to plant Indigo,w…hich they exported to European market for largescale use to prepare blue 'dye' for booming industry.The entire land was used for Indigo plantation which left the farmer family starving due to lack of rice or vegetables.
Imperialism, led to wars between other European nations.Imperialism in Asia became a negative force in that it released itsliberal ideas on the homefront in pursuit to influen…ce coloniesaway.
Imperialism in south-east Asia and the pacific was quitedevastating. Most of the citizens were oppressed by the imperialrule and this is what triggered most revolutions and wa…rs.
It caused much of the islands in Southeast Asia to gain their independance, and to start their own economy with their own natural resources.
It aided in long periods of brutal slavery by Spain, England, and America that did not stop for over 100 years.
\n For Europe to rule Asia by force for \n purposes of gain, and to justify that rule \n by the pretence that she is civilizing \n Asia and raising her to a higher level of \n… spiritual life, will be adjudged by \n history, perhaps, to be the crowning \n. wrong and folly of Imperialism.
Causes and Effects of Imperialism . Aim: What were the causes and effects of Imperialism? Who : US, Japanese, French, British, Indian, African What : Imperial powers …and their imposed rule on subject lands & Mixed motives, competition, legacies When : 19th-20th century Where : Europe, Africa, India, Japan, Pacific, America How : Industrialization equipped imperial powers with effective tools Why : To gain natural resources, to subdue potential enemies, to acquire land Modern Imperialism and Colonialism . Domination by industrialized countries over subject lands. Two types of colonies (Ruled and populated by migrants & Controlled by imperial powers). Cecil John Rhodes (1853-1902) - Entrepreneur and prime minister of Cape Colony. Motivation for Imperialism . Economic (Rubber, tin, and copper & Rubber plantations in Congo River). Political (Colonies as harbors and supply stations for naval ships & Defuse internal tension). Cultural (Christian Missionaries in Africa and Asia & Rudyard Kipling: Raised in India and justified expansion with "white man's burden"). Tools for Imperialism . Transportation (Steamboat gun-ships reached Africa/Asia & Railroads organized communication). Telegraph (1870s) development of submarine cables, Firearms & Muskets to rifles to Maxime guns to Machine guns. Battle of Omdurman, Infrastructure. Suez Canal (1859-1869) and Panama Canal (1904-1914) lowered costs of trade. British in India . Mughal decline and EIC take over 1750s & Built trading cities in Calcutta, Madras & Ruled with sepoys (sepoy revolt 1857) & Cartridges in wax paper greased with animal fat & Attacks on British civilians & Imperial rule replaced EIC & Viceroy and civil service represented authority & Stamp of British culture on Indian environment & Outlawed sati & Opium and Coffee. Imperialism in Central and Southeast Asia . Central Asia (British, French, Russians compete for central Asia & The "Great Game"). Southeast Asia (Dutch: Indonesia [Dutch East Indies] & British establish rule in Burma 1880s & French: Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, 1859-1893). Europeans in Africa (1875-1900) . European powers seized almost entire continent between 1875-1900. Britain establishes strong presence in Egypt, Rhodesia (Suez Canal). Britain seized Cape Colony (Trek of Afrikaners-they went inland and established independent republics; Orange Free State). European exploration of rivers (Nile, Niger, Congo, Zambesi). King Leopold II of Belgium starts Congo Free State, commercial ventures. Significant Events in Africa . South African (Boer) War 1899-1902 (Started with discovery of gold in their lands & Britain defeated Afrikaners and converted Boer republic into British colonies) . The Berlin Conference (1884-1885) - (European states and the US set the ground rules for the colonization of Africa) . (1900) all of Africa was under European powers except Ethiopia and Liberia. Imperialism in the Pacific . (1770) James Cook reached Australia. 1000 settlers establish colony in New South Whales. Diseases decrease aboriginal populations. Settlers force indigenous population onto marginal lands. Gold discovered 1851. Most islands claimed by France, Britain, Germany and US. US Imperialism . The Monroe Doctrine: all Americas a U.S. Protectorate (Roosevelt Corollary). Manifest Destiny. (1867) purchased Alaska from Russia. (1875) established protectorate over Hawaii (Locals overthrow queen in 1893, persuade US to acquire islands in 1898). Panama Canal (U.S. gains territory to build canal). Spanish-American War (1898-1899) . US declares war in Spain after battleship Maine sinks. Treaty of Paris- Possession of Guam, Puerto Rico, Philippines, Cuba. US intervenes in Caribbean, Central American lands. Filipinos revolt against Spanish rule, later against US rule (Philippine- American War). Led by Emilio Aguinaldo. Early Japanese Expansion . Resentment over Unequal Treaties of 1860s by the United States and Europeans. 1870s colonized northern and southern region. 1876 Japanese purchase warships from Britain, dominate Korea. Sino-Japanese War (1894-1895) with China fought over Korea results in Japanese victory. Russo-Japanese War (1904-1905) also ends in Japanese victory making them into a major imperial power. Legacies of Imperialism . Europeans migrate to temperate lands. Africans, Asians, and Pacific islanders migrate to tropical/subtropical lands. Colonial rule caused the transformation of crops. Indian cotton for British textiles industry. Introduction of new crops - Tea in Ceylon. Rainforests converted to tea plantations. Colonial Conflict . Rebellions against colonial rule (Maji Maji Rebellion (1905-1906) & Rebels use "magic water" &75,000 insurgents died). Development of "Scientific" Racism (Combines with theories of Charles Darwin (1809-1882) to form pernicious doctrine of Social Darwinism & Count Joseph Arthur de Gobineau (1816-1882)). Nationalism and Anti-Colonial Movements in India . Ram Mohan Roy (1772-1883), Bengali called "father of modern India". Reformers call for self-government, adoption of selected British practices. Influence of Enlightenment thought, often obtained in European universities. Indian National Congress formed 1885. 1906 joins with All-India Muslim League .
It certainly brought SEA to the world's attention for one. It created a second language (French) and a new religion or two (Catholic), caused a few evolutions in dress, road c…onstruction, and architecture. And last, but not least, led to the French and American Wars.
1. A distrust of foreigners. 2. Second language 3. Additional religions 4. Western technologies 5. Product ideas (seeing how the other half lives & ideas to profit by them; wi…th goods) 6. Trade (seeing how the other does business/such as honest/dishonest/and habits)
In Vietnam War
Created second languages, second religions, exposed Eastern (Oriental) culture to Western (Occidental) culture(s).
In Society and Civilization
that day won't ever come.
In Japan in WW2
Well Japan was a imperial power and was probable the most powerful. great Britain was also an imperial power in the area.
In Japan in WW2
Japan had very few natural resources and a growing population. Countries grow powerful in relation to the amount of resources they use in their industries, so to grow, they …had to obtain their resources from other countries by the cheapest possible means, ie. by force.