Here, we enlists the pros and cons of imperialism.
However, unlike other times in history where a nation had taken over another, there was criticism written by some of the writers living in the imperialistic countries.
The article highlights some pros and cons of imperialism, in general.
Isolationism Imperialist Argument favorable balance of trade
expanding foreign markets (populists)
Manifest Destiny, spreading democracy and Christianity
nationalism, the Race for Empire Anti-Imperialist League Nicaragua In 1891, Standard Oil controlled 70% of the world market for kerosene In 1891, 10% of U.S.
Following raids in Dai Lai village in the rural Thai Binh province (southeast of Hanoi) in October 1967, French journalist Gerard Chaliand witnessed men and women weeping as they swept debris from the floors of destroyed homes and recounted how their neighbors had been burned alive by the fires. Bui Van Nguu, age forty-six, told Chaliand that he had been outdoors making brooms for the cooperative when a bomb exploded in his kitchen, burying his three children. The only thing left of them was mangled limbs, shreds of flesh, and the ear of his eldest daughter which was found in a garden seven yards away. Rescue teams in the village dug out many other children who had been buried alive, burned to shreds, or asphyxiated in the bombing massacre that was one of many in the war. A woman who had lost her parents and six siblings in the bombing of Phy Le told visiting peace activist David Dellinger to “ask your president Johnson if our straw huts were made of steel and concrete” (as LBJ claimed) and to ask him if “our Catholic church that was destroyed was a military target….Tell him that we will continue our life and struggle no matter what future bombings there will be because we know that without independence and freedom, nothing is worthwhile.”
imperialism are usually judged to be mouthing ideological blather.
Acheson thus offered support for the re-imposition of French control over Vietnam but cautioned that the French should strive to gain the support of the people. It was a contradictory formula, as the vast majority of Vietnamese had no desire to live under French rule. Yet it allowed the Truman administration to rationalize its support for French imperialism as something other than imperialism. In deference to American sensibilities, the French made a symbolic gesture to “Vietnamese independence” by appointing former emperor Bao Dai as “head of state” in March 1949.
Stromberg, Anti-imperialism, 1900.
Furthermore, under neoimperialism the native government takes up the costs of administering the country while the imperialist interests are free to concentrate on accumulating capital—which is all they really want to do.
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New imperialism broke its crest by 1945, but by then it had already affected its colonies irreversibly, affecting material, politics, culture and society.
Due to the Imperialism has a specifically expansionist connotation.
So we witnessed the curious phenomenon of leaders of newly independent Third World nations denouncing imperialism as the source of their countries' ills, while dissidents in these countries denounced these same leaders as collaborators of imperialism.
Anti-Imperialist Debate during the late nineteenth century.
Rather than being directly colonized by the imperial power, the weaker countries have been granted the trappings of sovereignty—while Western finance capital retains control of the lion's share of their profitable resources.