Posted: October 27th, 2022
During the 1800s, great empires sprang up as various powerful nations sought to expand and gain control of strategic locations and valuable natural resources. What ideologies drove this age of imperialism? How did powerful nations justify the plunder and exploitation that accompanied the creation of their empires? And how can we grapple with the difficult questions that arise from this time in world history?
In this milestone, you will prepare to participate in a debate on imperialism. To clarify, there will be no actual debate, however, you will need to prepare an opening remark. Follow the instructions below to complete this activity. Submit your materials to the Milestone 3 Assignment.
Introduction – Introduce yourself, capture your audience’s attention, state the issue(s) and provide context or definitions.
Body – Present your position and main argument(s) for or against imperialism. Consider at least one counterargument your opponent may introduce and attempt to reduce its impact by preemptively addressing it in order to lessen its impact.
Conclusion – Summarize and reiterate your arguments, then ask the viewer to take your position on imperialism.
Use the following table to identify arguments for and against imperialism. Begin by identifying between three and five topics or issues relating to imperialism. Briefly list these issues in the far left-hand column. In the middle and right-hand columns, identify possible arguments for and against each of your topics or issues. Support all of your arguments with APA formatted citations.
Topic/Issue related to Imperialism
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