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Emily Cole HIST 1060 Brian Price Pros and Cons of Colonialism Both colonialism and imperialism were employed by Europeans towards other nations of the world. Colonialism refers to one country ruling over another. With colonialism also comes settlers and a gradual changing of the traditional social, cultural and economic structure of the colonized area. Imperialism is mainly a way of extracting resources and wealth of the colonies. Because the goal is often the extraction of resources, development of the colony is very rare. Some positive sides of colonialism include benefits to the colony. These benefits mainly entail political and economic restructuring, which eventually lead to a more democratic society. A middle class often rises up, providing stability. Health and hygiene are improved as well. Trade is well emphasized, and with trade of goods also comes a trade of societal values and customs. There are also negative sides to colonialism. Because money is mainly transferred from the colonies to the mother country, economic development is stunted. The class
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