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Unformatted text preview: British Telegraph network: cable kept breaking because of capacitance and over powering-Maxwell figured out the problem based on electrical physics Conclusions: The above technologies enabled Europeans to conquer lands and establish colonies in the era of high imperialism this is coercion, not "technology transfer" Headrick: the political-economic system of colonialism stifled development and created the conditions for post war underdevelopment." Colonial officials did not support technologies that would have decreased european imports.tehy promoted the geographical relocation of technology (mostly infrastructure) to support colonialism,instead of the cultural diffusion technology....
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- Fall '08