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Imperialism was a time period in which more developed nations colonized less developed nations The developed nations took advantage of the less developed nations resources people lands and much more Imperialism was helpful to a country but also had been very detrimental to the cultures inner mentality by removing previous traditions that were practiced and replacing it with the colonizers traditionsSince there were many nations involved there were many attributes that led up to imperialism Firstly the Europeans wanted economic expansion Since the industrial revolution had taken place the Europeans were in need of more natural resources They also wanted new markets for the sake of selling industrial products To achieve this they had to look for more places outside of Europe and colonize itAt the time there had been many competitions between other nations Strong and developed nations like Europe would have rivalries between other strong and developed nations Also there was a sort of theme going around where it was needed to present the power of ones nation This was the theme for many developed nationsThe Europeans were facing overproduction and under consumption This led to a need for new markets and need for new consumers They were also in need for raw materials such as tin rubber gold oil copper and cotton Some nations had these resources easily available This interested the strong and powerful nations who were lacking these materialsThe Europeans needed to acquire profitable and cheap labor somehow They knew that workers in foreign lands would be perfect Not only cheap laborers were needed but also profitable and cheap land Goods such as tea oranges coffee bananas and chocolate were at high demand The easiest way to acquire all of their desires were to make colonies in lands that had them Social Darwinism was another factor that led the colonization Social Darwinism was a social theory The same theories that were from Charles Darwin had been applied to human society
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