We have reached our highest point. Frederic Courteney Selous, the traveler in South Africa, who wrote several books describing his adventures in Rhodesia and elsewhere. But it is infinitely preferable to the ordinary worker. In his speech, Chamberlain mentioned the events which took place in Africa as slavery which was abolished in 1833 and barbarism methods in order to talk about civilization and to make Great Britain as an imperial power. In carrying out this work of civilisation we are fulfilling what I believe to be our national mission, and we are finding scope for the exercise of those faculties and qualities which have made of us a great governing race.
We want to promote a closer and firmer union between all members of the great British race, and in this respect we have in recent years made great progress—so great that I think sometimes some of our friends are apt to be a little hasty, and to expect even a miracle to be accomplished. Have we to prove ourselves unregenerate sons of the forefathers who left us so glorious an inheritance? There are in our present condition no visible signs of decrepitude and decay. That was the first stage, and when we were rudely awakened by the War of Independence in America from this dream that the Colonies could be held for our profit alone, the second chapter was entered upon, and the public opinion seems then to have drifted to the opposite extreme; and, because the Colonies were no longer a source of revenue, it seems to have been believed and argued by many people that their separation from us was only a matter of time, and that that separation should be desired and encouraged, lest haply they might prove an encumbrance and a source of weakness. In 1902, last year, although the general exports had increased, the exports of manufactures had decreased again to 73½ millions. I do not ask you to anticipate with Lord Macaulay the time when the New Zealander will come here to gaze upon the ruins of a great dead city. We want to promote a closer and a firmer union between all members of the British race, and in this respect we have in recent years made great progress - so great that I think sometimes our friends are apt to be a little hasty, and to expect even a miracle to be accomplished.
Has all the glory of the past to be forgotten? We have undertaken, it is true, to protect them with all the strength at our command against foreign aggression, although I hope that the need for our intervention may never arise. In regard to the self-governing Colonies our task is much lighter. Is Britain to be numbered among the decaying States? We think and speak of them as part of ourselves, as part of the British Empire, united to us, altho they may be dispersed throughout the world, by ties of kindred, of religion, of history, and of language, and joined to us by the seas that formerly seemed to divide us. If there had been no bounties and no unfair competition of this kind what would have happened? I do not say that our success has been perfect in every case, I do not say that all our methods have been beyond reproach; but I do say that in almost every instance in which the rule of the Queen has been established and the great Pax Britannica has been enforced, there has come with it greater security to life and property, and a material improvement in the condition of the bulk of the population. Political, social, economic of empire building in the.
They have no ear of sympathy for the men who suffered for the Imperial cause. We feel now that our rule over these territories can only be justified if we can show that it adds to the happiness and prosperity of the people, and I maintain that our rule does, and has, brought security and peace and comparative prosperity to countries that never knew these blessings before. I would like to ask them to remember that time and patience are essential elements in the development of all great ideas. But in general Great Britain was able to justify its expansion into other peoples lands by claiming a civilizing mission based on its own moral, racial, and national superiority. Prior to the insurgence of mercantilism was the era of the dark ages and the infamous feudal system that time and time again has been proven only to hinder growth or stop it all together. Sugar has gone, silk has gone, iron is threatened, wool is threatened, cotton will go! The justifications of empire ranged from trade and wealth to national and racial superiority.
Norton and Company : : : : :. I T seems to me that there are three distinct stages in our imperial history. They cannot do without the work; and yet the work will go if it is not produced in this country. He ended up painting intricate designs on the train, which emphasized his sense of both the technological and aesthetic sides of invention. We have to consolidate the British race. It seems to me that the tendency of the time is to throw all power into the hands of the greater empires, and the minor kingdoms - those which are non-progressive - seem to be destined to fall into a secondary and subordinate place. I say that it is only by commercial union, reciprocal preference, that you can lay the foundations of the confederation of the Empire to which we all look forward as a brilliant possibility.
That is what a hero is to me. According to each author: What are the advantages of empire for those in the ruling country? They come here—I do not blame them, I am speaking of the results—they come here and change the whole character of a district. You can not have omelettes without breaking eggs; you can not destroy the practises of barbarism, of slavery, of superstition, which for centuries have desolated the interior of Africa, without the use of force; but if you will fairly contrast the gain to humanity with the price which we are bound to pay for it, I think you may well rejoice in the result of such expeditions as those which have recently been conducted with such signal success in Nyassaland, Ashanti, Benin, and Nupé—expeditions which may have, and indeed have, cost valuable lives, but as to which we may rest assured that for one life lost a hundred will be gained, and the cause of civilization and the prosperity of the people will in the long run be eminently advanced. They are growing rapidly to a vigorous manhood. They come here—I do not blame them, I am speaking of the results—they come here and change the whole character of a district. You have been the sufferers; and, as I have said, a great number of your refineries have been closed, have disappeared altogether. Despite a simple way of living their lives, the Incans faced a fall in the Empire.
He became colonial secretary in 1895, and was an enthusiastic promoter of imperial expansion and consolidation. The capital invested in them has been lost, and the workmen who work in them—what has become of them? It originated from trading with over countries. That is not a comforting reflection. It includes a much greater area, a much more numerous population in tropical climes, where no considerable European settlement is possible, and where the native population must always vastly outnumber the white inhabitants; and in these cases also the same change has come over the imperial idea. Write short sentence fragments or keywords of all of the facts that you can remember. Where it began, however, is not what make Christianity unique. As well as having formal control over its own colonies, with a dominant position in world trade Britain could effectively control the economies of many countries including China and Argentina for instance.
Partly by the efforts of this Institute and similar organisations, partly by the writings of such men as Froude and Seeley— hear, hear —but mainly by the instinctive good sense and patriotism of the people at large, we have now reached the third stage in our history, and the true conception of our Empire. I cannot help thinking that it will be more directed to what are called social subjects than has hitherto been the case. After the 1917 Bolshevik revolution he climbed to prominence in the new ruling communist party thanks to his administrative skills and adroit political maneuvering and building. It is a religion that began in the Mediterranean over 2,000 years ago with the death of Jesus Christ. Have we to prove ourselves unregenerate sons of the forefathers who left us so glorious an inheritance? I would like to ask them to remember that time and patience are essential elements in the development of all great ideas. A transoceanic capital may arise across the seas, which will throw into shade the glories of London itself; but in the years that must intervene let it be our endeavor, let it be our task, to keep alight the torch of imperial patriotism, to hold fast the affection and the confidence of our kinsmen across the seas; so that in every vicissitude of fortune the British Empire may present an unbroken front to all her foes, and may carry on even to distant ages the glorious traditions of the British flag. If sweated goods are to be allowed in this country without restriction, why not the people who make them? Or are we to take up a new youth as members of a great Empire which will continue for generation after generation, the strength, the power, and the glory of the British race? But no doubt such a state of things, such a mission as I have described, involve heavy responsibility.
British Empire, British Raj, Colonialism 1320 Words 4 Pages The True Conception of Empire by Joseph Chamberlain Joseph Chamberlain was a British politician and statesman. They felt, as I felt, and as you feel, that all history is the history of States once powerful and now decaying. But there remains what then will be our chief duty - that is, to give effect to that sentiment of kinship to which I have referred and which I believe is deep in the heart of every Briton. Now, gentlemen, I turn to the last point upon which I promise to address you. The weary Titan staggers under the too vast orb of its fate. No doubt, in the first instance, when these conquests have been made, there has been bloodshed, there has been loss of life among the native populations, loss of still more precious lives among those who have been sent out to bring these countries into some kind of disciplined order, but it must be remembered that that is the condition of the mission we have to fulfil. Source : Forest Survey of India, Dehradun.
But that is exactly what we have not done. The reason why they formed such conceptions of nature is, to the former, lies in his passiveness; and to the latter, in German philosophy and bold individualism. That is not a comforting reflection. In return for a very moderate preference they will give us a substantial advantage. And I cannot believe that here in this country, in the mother country, their enthusiasm will not find an echo. That such a result would be desirable, would be in the interest of all our Colonies as well as of ourselves, I do not believe any sensible man will doubt.