Imperialism Compare & Contrast

By Rushil Balkundi, Jacob Brick, and Nathaniel Bolye; Per.4

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The similar and different social effects of imperialism of India and Britain.


  1. Indian sepoys murdered 50 men, women, and children (India).
  2. 73 British women and children were locked up in insufferable conditions (Britain).
  3. Britain suppressed the practice of sati (Britain).
  4. Both had well trained soldiers (Similarity).
  5. Religious ideals inhibited the sepoys to do whatever the British told them to do, which led to the mutiny (India).
  6. Both British and India were part of one army. The Indian sepoys were part of the British imperial army (Similarity).
  7. Social order was changed from Caste to more British ways of social ordering (India).
  8. Due to imperialism pursuits in Britain, both india and Britain enforced a custom of tea time (Similarity).
  9. With great britain's imperialism both India and great britain enforced a public school of education that became mandatory for citizens to attend (Similarity).
  10. With this public school, more of the population became educated and literate (Similarity).

The similar and different economic effects of imperialism of India and Britain.

  1. British built extensive railroad and telegraph networks that tightened links between India and the larger global economy (Britain).
  2. Britain and India were part of the distribution and selling of opium (Similarity).
  3. Britain wanted their hands on opium, an addictive drug, in order to sell and make a large sum of currency (Similarity).
  4. British had the railroads to help them maintain hegemony and economy (Britain).
  5. Native economy decline was a direct result of British rule (India).
  6. India was rich in commodities, That Britain would exploit (India).
  7. Both relied on each other for producing rich goods to sell. India would send the raw materials to Britain, then Britain would fine tune the goods and send them back to Indian markets (Similarity).
  8. Both of the countries benefited largely off the railroads, as it brought quick exchange of goods and made India very valuable to Britain (Similarity).
  9. Both economies were modernizing as Britain made all these changes in India (Similarity).
  10. Due to imperialism practices in great britain, the east india trading company forced both india and britain to trade goods to each other (Similarity).