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    The Watercooler: Imperialism

    Today we're going to take a step back away from the smaller more personal topics and on a more political and historical one. Imperialism. As always I will start off with some sources then give the topic questions to start the discussions, this time I'm going to add in some political cartoons because there are some really good ones over this.

    Written Sources (Trying to get sources from different stances)
    Wikipedia on Imperialism

    "The White Man's Burden," by Rudyard Kipling, a poem over Imperialism

    American Imperialism

    Effects of European Imperialism on Africa

    Why Is Imperialism Good


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    Political Cartoons











    So the topic questions, what do you think of Imperialism of the past and do you think it had a positive or negative effect on the world? Next do you think Imperialism is still going on today, and by who and where and to what extent?

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    The imperialism of the past was far more... physical in nature and much worse. Today it's all about economy and money, and far less about walking into someones country and planting your flag in it to start kicking people around.

    Imperialism happens, and I think people need to realize that everyone does it or wants to do it. USA, Russia, EU, China are all the big actors in this.

    Also, I don't understand that comic panel about "the modern imperialist". Not sure what it's trying to say.

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    Good god man, what a loaded question, I think it was half good/half bad, as all things such as this usually are.
    And as for today...come on....really? I don't think that even deserves answer, it's just so plainly obvious. Nothing has changed, everything is changed. Half good/half bad.
    But I do have a question for you OP, I see threads like this often, and I always wonder: Assignment for class? Or marketing research thinly veiled?

    I totally do love those comics though.
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    Without imperialism, some people on this forum would still be living in mud huts, hunting and gathering to survive.
    Quote Originally Posted by Hobbes View Post
    I do sympathize with these so called terrorist organisations. As far as I'm concerned, at least they are fighting for something they believe in, and for what they see to be the greater good. They're not fighting to line the pockets of statesmen, governors and oil barons. I wish we could the same about the people on this side of the planet.
    Hobbes talking about Al Qaeda and ISIS.

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    Good god man, what a loaded question, I think it was half good/half bad, as all things such as this usually are.
    And as for today...come on....really? I don't think that even deserves answer, it's just so plainly obvious. Nothing has changed, everything is changed. Half good/half bad.
    But I do have a question for you OP, I see threads like this often, and I always wonder: Assignment for class? Or marketing research thinly veiled?

    I totally do love those comics though.
    It's mainly my personal interest, I like invoking conversations, and I also like to see how much differently the conversations and discussions go when resources are provided from various sources to quickly educate the people on the topic.

    And the topics are kind of chosen on what's on my mind at the moment, so that's why the topics vary from the Friendzone, to AdBlock, to Imperialism.
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