SSWH15 The student will be able to describe the impact of industrialization, the rise of nationalism, and the major characteristics of worldwide imperialism.
d. Describe imperialism in Africa and Asia by comparing British policies in Africa, French policies in Indochina, and Japanese policies in Asia; include the influence of geography and natural resources.
55) JOURNAL ENTRY, “Imperialism”
At the start of the 18th century, the East India Company's presence in India was one of trade outposts. But by the end of the century, the Company was militarily dominant over South India and rapidly extending northward.
One of the best ways to learn about imperialism is to concentrate on an in-depth case study of a country before, during, and after it was colonized. This allows us to examine how imperialism changed a nation over time. India is an excellent candidate for such a case study on imperialism because it was by far the most valuable colony of the most powerful empire—the British Empire.