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The Negative Effects of Colonization When Christopher Columbus crossed the Atlantic looking for a new route to the East he found a New World In this New World he found a new and strange people The landscape was different the climate was different and the natural resources were different After returning back to Spain and reporting this New World the European colonialism was started People from many of the European nations came to what would be called the Americas and laid their claim to the land Each country bringing their views and cultures and establishing it in the area that they claimed This colonialism continued throughout history into the 20th century Africa and Southeast Asia were colonized by the US and various other European nations and used as battlegrounds for the US and the Soviet Union to fight their cold war These wars resulted in the deaths of many soldiers but even more African and Asian people whose homes were displaced and country torn apart The affects of this colonialism can still be seen thought these countries in todays times Robert A Heinlein CS Lewis and Ray Bradbury deal with the issue of colonialism in the books The Puppet Masters Out of the Silent Planet and The Martian Chronicles respectively Each of these stories deal with colonization of earth and of other worlds and the affects that colonization has on the inhabitants of the worlds The Puppet Masters Out of the Silent Planet and The Martian Chronicles deal with the negative affects of colonialism on the population that is colonized as well as the negative affect on the population that colonizes In Heinleins The Puppet Masters a race of creatures that survive by entering another body and living off of it come to earth from the planet Titan These creatures wanted to colonize earth and used its natural resources people much like the early colonialist of the Americas who wanted Tobacco and
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