Pros and Cons of Colonialism

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8 harms

expropriation of land, exploitation of labor, reliance on monocrop economies, unfair taxation, intro of immigrant labor, transfer of wealth from africa to europe, lack of industrialization, prohib of trade b/t african ctrs

6 benefits

western medicine, formal education, infrastructure, political participation, islam/christianity simplified religion, accelerated nation building

expropriation of land

land was communal; horrified by british taking it

exploitation of labor

needed workers, corpal punishment and terror

reliance on monocrop economies

all eggs in one basket; ie copper in Zambia; consequences when colonialism was over

unfair taxation

hut & poll tax; tax on huts, poll takes men to work for it but only made enough $ to pay off tax

introduction of immigrant labor

barracks, and prostitution flourishes (STDs, HIV/AIDS), ie South African mines with Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia workers

transfer of wealth from Africa to Europe

trade only w/ europe

lack of industrialization

all raw materials processed in europe and sold back to africa

prohibition of trade b/t African countries

communications b/t african ctrs made expensive and difficult

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