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Imperialism Essay

555 words - 3 pages

The rise of imperialism in Africa began in the 1880’s and had continues into the twentieth century. The Europeans occupied 80 percent of the world with their colonial possessions around the year 1914. The European’s quest for Africa is what is documented as the “rise of the new imperialism.”

Africa was essentially unfamiliar to the Europeans and Africa was colonized by being defeated from one of the continent to the other side. The Europeans began to spread and expanded to the south from Egypt and established themselves by around 1875. The Europeans had gained their control of Africa by the year 1882 as they began moving north from Cape Colony in Africa.

The effects of imperialism had a strong affect in Africa. The African people felt this impact most of all in a very negative way. The Europeans ...view middle of the document...


A nonviolent revolution is that of the Orange Revolute in the Ukraine. The people of the Ukraine which were under the control of Russia, even though the Soviet Union had ended. The people of Ukraine saw that during President Elections that Russia would continue control over them through what many people believed was a staged election. The Ukraine people began to protest in a peaceful manner opposing to this control over them. The Ukraine citizens began protesting in the streets while wearing the color orange and demanding for a new election to take place. This method of pretesting lasted for a total of six days and never brought upon any sort of violence. Their protesting came with very successful results and the people were granted a new election.

The American Revolution is a great example of a violent revolution. The American citizens did not want to be taxed by the English and decided to rebel against the English. What in beginning was simply a tax rebellion would become a rebellion of political ideas. Many lives were lost in this revolution which started in 1775 and ended in the year 1783. About 25,000 people lost their lives from this war from battle wound, starvation, and disease.

Both the Orange Revolution and the American Revolution accomplished their set goals although their strategies had a totally different outcome. The Orange Revolution would not lose and lives, while the American Revolution lost many. Both of these historic revolutions offered and promised change which they were able to achieve in extreme ways. The citizens of the Orange Revolution gained their goal because they were able to gain another election. The people of the American Revolution were able to gain their goals, although the result was many deaths and extreme destruction. The removal of British rule over American colonies they were successful in making their very own independent country.

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