Positive effects of Imperialism

Although many negative effects resulted from imperialism, there were some positive effects on the lives and welfare of the colonized people.

  • European efforts to improve colonies resulted in improved sanitation and education.

  • Hospitals, schools, and factories were built creating more jobs for the people of Africa.

  • The amount of local warfare was reduced greatly due to control of the African government.

  • Order and peace were brought to the colonies

  • The average life expectancy increased

  • Literacy rates rose.

  • Economic expansion occurred.

  • African products became available to the international market, allowing for colonies to become prosperous.

  • British control brought about some political stability and order for many African colonies.
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