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Rudyard Kipling had an extremely substantial influence on the peoples views of the United States and British Imperialistic philosophies through his writing of The White Mans Burden During the late 1800s and early 1900s British Imperialism was on the rise causing many mixed feelings between politicians and citizens as well As an offspring of England the United States began to be following in the footsteps of their mother country despite their animosity slowly becoming a world power with their new Imperialistic values Published in 1899 The White Mans Burden emerges as one mans outlet of one view of the common person of either country In order to understand the base that Rudyard Kipling had to work with to develop his feelings and emotions towards the political style of the age it is important to recognize his history He was born in British India in 1865 and was educated in England This develops his roots in the British Culture from an early childhood age After he completed his education he returned to India in 1882 In the following decade Kipling works as journalist for Civil and Military Gazette and wrote short stories in his final two years in India which were published in the collection The Phantom Rickshaw Here he began to acquire recognition for his short stories in India as well as England It is important to note that his stories were making an effect on England which will set the stage for his future influential poetry to make its stand His fame was compared to that of Charles Dickens and began to turn his literature towards social and political commentaries His criticism began on his tour of Japan where he criticized the middle-class and its eagerness to adopt western values and fashions His outspoken social views began to mold his writing into works that would make him known for in history For the next 3 years 1889-1892 Kipling lived in London continuing to
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