Imperialism in Aisa and Africa

Imperialism in Aisa and Africa: The tendency of a powerful country to bring poor and weak countries under its domination with a view to commercially exploiting them is known as colonialism. Its foundation was laid on Mercantilism. In the beginning, Portugal and Spain were at the forefront of the race for colonialism but they laid emphasis on acquiring precious metals- gold and silver and used harsh measures for propagating Christianity so they were soon left behind. In the latter half of the sixteenth and first half of the seventeenth century, England outdid all nations in establishing colonies. The Europeans migrated … Continue reading Imperialism in Aisa and Africa