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Were there any positives to European Colonialism?

European empires from the early modern period to the twentieth century dominated much of the globe. Scholarship on Imperialism has focused on the destruction and exploitation that these European colonies wrought on their subjects and territories. However, were there any positive results from this process?
Economics , History , International Relations , Politics

Yes, there are positives to European colonialism

Empires were vital in spreading global norms which allow for our modern economy and way of life.

Colonialism was superior to post-colonial regimes

Compared to post-colonial states, empires were better governed. Explore

European imperialism created the modern world

Empires were vital in spreading global norms which allow for our modern economy and way of life. Explore

No, imperialism is at its core exploitative

Europeans built empires not to uplift or help other people but to enrich themselves in material and land.

Settler colonialism requires the destruction of Native peoples

Settler colonies all over the world resulted in the deaths of huge amounts of indigenous people. Explore

Empires were built to exploit, not to uplift

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