Impact of Colonialism on Africa and South America Analytical Essay by Top Papers

Impact of Colonialism on Africa and South America
An examination of the impact of colonialism on Africa and South America.
# 142435 | 1,000 words | 5 sources | APA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in History (African) , History (Latin America) , Latin-American Studies (General)

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This paper focuses on the overall impact decades of colonialism had on Africa and Latin America. This analysis takes the view that with respect to Africa, the arbitrary partioning by the colonial powers may have been one of the main catalysts causing many of the civil wars throughout the sub-continent. With respect to Latin America, this analysis argues that decades of colonial influence, economic ties to colonial powers as well as unbalance and unfair trade agreements with these powers has led to devastaing results in Latin America, devaluation of currency, accumulated debt and a fractionalized populace.

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"Conceptions of Colonialism have been debated by academics and scholars since the inception of the ideology. Colonialism to its advocates represents an integration of "civilized" principles of one nation into another, less educated, less refined area. To its detractors, Colonialism represents all that is wrong with Imperialism and "Nation-Building". There are those who assert that Colonialism has the tendency to bring domination of an indigenous culture, the imposition of one's values and moral systems upon the other."

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