European Imperialism

European Imperialism and its effects in the New World, Asia, Africa and India.

European Imperialism has been described as the age of global integration as European social order manifested an outward movement to other continents. This paper examines how the slow “globalization” by Europeans was fostered by different cultures in the lands they occupied. It has been said that most of the countries did not suffer from imperialism, but this paper shows that this depended on the ruler of the country and the way the changes were implemented. Cultures in the different areas are compared – Asia, Africa and the New World – to see how they were effected by European Imperialism.
“Duiker and Speilvogel’s book, World History Since 1865, Volume II examines the emergence of imperialism promoted by Europeans and the resulting affects of their determination to expand, far surpassing imperial Rome. Great Britain, France, Holland, Belgium, Italy, Germany, Spain, Portugal and even Russia intruded forcefully into Africa, Asia, the Middle East and the South Pacific and finally sought out the North and South Poles. Today, there is common agreement that European overseas expansion was a constant factor of the nineteenth century, with British commercial activities the most obvious.”