History 436- Reading Review 1- Walker

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Brandon Walker History 436 Dr. NK Harrington Reading Review One January 29, 2015 Economic Capitalism: A Theory of Imperialism Whether for economic, nationalist, or humanitarian reasons, more powerful nations have often interfered with the affairs of weaker nations. These more powerful nations, including the United States, Britain, and several European countries, have in the past demoralized less fortunate ones for resources, capital, and knowledge. Yet in return, countries located in South America, Africa, and Southeast Asia have gained the technology and capital that, over a period of time and development, improves their quality of life. One point of view could be that imperialism results in domination and cruelty. While this is sometimes a temporary side effect of larger nations adopting territories, the long term effects often cause the weaker nation to grow stronger. Even when a country feels they must rebel against their suppressor, they gain a sense of nationalism and independence, resulting in a more distinct culture than before. The theory of imperialism that seems to make the most logical sense thus far would be the economic capitalism. Specifically using Lenin’s article, which developed a theory of imperialism amongst an increase of European engagement with the boundary. This growth had begun during the second half of the 19th century. Domestically, capital was concentrating into
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