These customs were broken down when traditional authority figures were replaced.
- Although there are many other important factors, the main cause of the rise of imperialism was most certainly economic. Hobsbawn, provides an interpretation of New Imperialism.
[tags: Imperialism] - As many people know, Imperialism has shaped the culture and customs all over the world.
Imperialism is the dominance of one country over another politically, economically or socially.
In March 1854, Japan concluded with the United States the ‘Treaty of Amity’ and, in July 1858, the ‘Treaty of Amity and Commerce’” (Zachmann 12)....
[tags: Imperialism] - Throughout the late nineteenth century and early twentieth century, almost every country in Africa was imperialized by other countries in Europe.
Western culture can be seen in all parts of the world; from Asia to Africa, to the Indies and the Americans.
The downside of having the bits of western culture all over the world, is how it got there.
Africans were stripped of many rights such as freedom of speech and religion.
In addition, Africans lost the right to work for themselves and were forced by the Europeans to labor in mines or collect rubber and other plants from the wild.