Mr. Christopher Patten
To sum up the whole, the British rule has been – morally, a great blessing; politically, peace and order on one hand … on the other, materially, impoverishment …The natives call the British system … “the knife of sugar.” That is to say there is no oppression, it is all smooth and sweet, but it is a knife, nevertheless.
Dadabhai Naoroji, an Indian, describes the effect of imperialism on India
European leaders met to discuss plans for dividing Africa peacefully. These leaders had little regard for African independence, and had no representation for native Africans.
Emperor of Japan from 1867 to 1912. He was responsible for the end of the Tokugawa Shogunate and the rapid modernization and industrialization of Japan.
The complete control of a weaker nation’s social, economic, and political life by a stronger nation.