Imperialism in
Southeast Asia/Pacific/Oceania

Countries Involved

  • Dutch
  • Britain
  • France
  • United States

Effects of Imperialism

We start our imperialistic journey in Southeast Asia. Imperialism had some big impacts Culturally, Politically, and Economically. Culturally, missionaries were spreading Christianity and European languages. Europe showed their western superiority causing the colonies to lose faith in their own culture. Some economic and political disruption caused old traditions to weaken. Politically, Europe changed the goals of local rulers and changed political traditions. Europe defined their own borders without caring about the local ethnic situations. Economically, Europe pushed the locals with exportation goals causing locals to stop growing food and focus of growing cash crops. With new taxes locals were forced to work in order to pay them off.

Relevant Dates

  • 1600’s- Dutch East India Company established bases on the island of Java and in the Moluccas/Spice Islands
  • 1800’s- Burma clashed with the British
  • 1860’s- France seized southern Vietnam and over the next decades the French took over all of Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia. It was referred to as French Indochina

Comment Stream

2 years ago
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I like the columns. Pretty snappy.

2 years ago
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Such columns, much information, wow.

2 years ago
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Good job with the columns but there could of been more information and your sources, you need the sources

2 years ago
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The columns make the site look real snazy, and there could be a little more info

2 years ago
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Like the beginning layout you had with how it was divided and everything. Only issue I see is maybe you should try to fix is add some more images.

2 years ago
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I really like how you incorporated all the countries that were involved