1900: The Age of Hope and the Age of ‘Isms’ (1 reply))

1900: The Age of Hope and the Age of ‘Isms’ (1 reply))

Professor Frohock and class Imperialism is when a powerful nation exploits less powerful colonies. The control is established by force using military and politics. The military is used to make sure order is kept and there is no push back. Once the colonies are conquered and controlled the land may be used for its resources or the people of the colonies may be used to fight and conquer more colonies. I agree that imperialism has been the most powerful forces in our history, however I don’t agree with the violence or the pushing people off of their land and just taking whatever one wants. This has been the way of the world for centuries. I’m sure we have all heard the expression of the nation’s being built off of the backs of others. In the twentieth century “wars and revolutions devastated and disrupted the lives of millions of people in the places throughout the world”.(Brower & Sanders, 2014, p. 1)One example of Western industrial powers is when the conquerors of Europe took the land form the Aztecs and the Incas while looking for gold(Brower & Sanders, 2014, p. 4). Brower and Sanders tells us that along with their Western ways and civilization that they brought they also brought disease to the people. So, these people came into their land and took what did not belong to them they also forced their religion on them and even changed the way they speak. There are things that these people learned from each other and in a way the Europeans forced the Aztecs into the new century and out of the dark ages. Although I am not agreeing with the violence or the forcing people out I understand that without these events the world and the united States that we know and love would not be what it is today had it not been for the exploring, trading and even the wars from the past. References Brower, D. R., & Sanders, T. (2014). The world in the twentieth century from empries to nations(7th ed.). [Vitalsource]. Retrieved from Reply Reply to Comment