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Imperialism is when a mother country takes over a smaller nation or colony for political, social, and economic reasons.  Imperialism has been a major force in shaping the modern world that we live in today.  The effects of Imperialism have been interpreted from a variety of viewpoints, and everyone has a different outlook on the age of Imperialism. While some viewed Imperialism as a negative, it cannot be argued that there were positive effects regardless of how strict it was. The age of Imperialism brought several positive, and negative effects to our world.European Imperialism affected its colonies in many negative ways. When Imperialism first occurs it may seem as a positive effect, but in the long run, it can tear countries apart, and rip them to shreds. For example, all Africans and Asians were heavily exploited and were given no rights to do anything even though it was there own countries.  Colonies inside colonies would fight each other just so they could gain a bit of independence and have their own stable government.  There were many so many ethnics group that had nationalistic feelings but could not accomplish anything and become a free nation because of Imperialism.  The mother country’s that did the taking over were only after  raw materials, markets for goods, prestige, and they also felt as though they needed to help smaller nations as though it was their burden, which Europeans called the “White Man’s Burden.”  They believed that they were chosen by god to rule over these helpless countries.  In their point of view they thought they were helping people but really all they were doing was hurting the smaller colonies. Additionally, mother countries used their colonies to grow crops which would be turned into huge profits for themselves. They used these crops to expand their global market, and to boost their economy. On top of that, colonies were only allowed to trade with their mother countries exclusively which resulted in their economy dipping. Colonies sometimes had to export so many crops that there wasn’t enough food for themselves and couldn’t even support their own population. These people were heavily exploited and were put to work as cheap labor. These people had no freedom and were forced to do what their mother countries wanted them to do. While the mother countries watched their money roll in, colonies suffered greatly, economically, politically, and socially. Lastly, colonies traditions, and ways of life were threatened by their mother countries. Colonies were viewed as inferior slaves to the mother country, and as a result, mother countries brought western tradition and culture with them. They felt as if the colonies needed their help, but in reality the were fine before they came. Missionaries were even sent out to convert people to new religions, primarily Christianity. Missionaries made it their life goal to educate, and convert these people to their sacred religion. Missionaries even built churches in their conquered territories and introduced Western culture in doing so. European Imperialism also had many positive effects. One positive effect is seen through how much the larger nations gave to their smaller colonies.  These nations built them roads, canals, and railways. They even showed them the telegraph, and the newspaper. While adopting Western culture had it negatives it came with many perks. Colonies were able to implement new technologies and modern techniques within their land. There were new crops, tools, and farming methods, which helped, increase food production.  These changes meant less death to the smaller vulnerable colonies, and overall improved their state of living.  They now could live longer and had better sanitation techniques as of compared to before. As these countries progressed further and further they became more prosperous, and made lots of money for their country. Therefore their economies shot up and their businesses were booming with success. Further,