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Imperialism Ancient and Modern Major attitudes towards imperialism depended on the point of view that the attitude is coming from For example religious beings wanted to spread their religion or have an influence over other peoples and landsso naturally in return their attitudes were good towards imperialism But mostly views were generally the same in that imperialism was smiled upon mostly because of the nationalistic feelings of the people They felt that their society was best and that they should pass it on or at least influence foreign lands and cultures with their own religion and practices Major modern attitudes are much more frowned upon than smiled upon in contrast to the older days of Europe An imperialistic nation nowadays is seen as stretching their power or misusing it Although nationalism is heavy today due to terrorist attacks and other nationalistic-moving events it is not really expressed along the lines as being patriotic and therefore imperialism is greatly disliked among at least half of todays people There isnt much justification for imperialism today It as stated earlier is more often seen as overpowering and pushing around a nations power Its seen today as erroneous and wrong But in ancient Europe nationalistic pride was running high people wanted to expand their culture and ideals whereas today there are more liberals who want to let people just be as they want to be in their own country and do what they want to do In some ways I think imperialism is different than it used to be due to the fact that motives are different Back in ancient Europe they wanted to expand ideals and allow their country to grow and conquer Today reasons for it are different Imperialism is rarely done without a good reason If a country felt that they were needed then they would go in and conquer a dictatorship for example Saddam Hussein America has overthrown his dictatorship and
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