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" If the west did not gain much from colonization, it does not mean that the third world did not lose much" There were many historical facts to suggest that in fact, the west, somehow, did not gain much from colonization but did the third world lose much?

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" If the west did not gain much from colonization, it does not mean that the third world did not lose much" There were many historical facts to suggest that in fact, the west, somehow, did not gain much from colonization but did the third world lose much? However, many aspects can be consider of interpreting the statement above about the third world. If we look at the statement from the west's point of view. They possibly think that the third world did not lose much but that the third world are being helped to develop. Therefore, third world must gain much from the west through colonization. On the other hand, if we considered this from the third world's point of view, they would probably or quite definitely think that they have lost much from being colonized by the west. Therefore, in order to make any judgments to the statement above. We have to take into account both positive and negative aspects from both sides - The west and The Third world. First of all, let us look at the positive aspect the west gained from colonization - imported of resources and raw materials as well as the use of labour resources from the third world countries. ...read more.

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An opportunity cost had occurred to the west. If the west did not have their colony countries, these valuable resources, which were transferred to the colonies countries would be located in its own country, which would then being used efficiently in terms of development and eventually, will lead to a higher economic growth. It has been shown that the rate of growth during 19th century, which was the period of expansion of colonialism, showed that the non-colonial countries have greater economic growth than those countries that have their colonial empires. 2 According to P. Bairoch's investigation and historical facts showed that colonial countries e.g. Britain, France, The Netherlands has slower economic development than, say, Belgium, Germany, etc. which are non-colonial countries. In the early 20th century, Belgium joined colonial club and became the group of slow growth whilst the lost of The Netherlands colonial power leads to acceleration in its economic development. Thus, this could suggest that colonization has not been a powerful factor for development and somehow that the west did not gain much through colonization. On the other hand, most of the colonies countries are in the 3rd world which can be defined as "developing or under-developed countries" Colonization does benefit the 3rd world in several ways e.g. ...read more.

Conclusion

Colonization also brings in multi-nationalization to the third world country. The growing of multi-nationalization of manufacturing industry in the third world means that the profit gained by the industry will eventually be sent back to the main industry which owned by the first world. Therefore, the third world had to use its factors of production, raw materials and not being able to keep the profit in their own countries which will then lead to an imbalance of the country's balance sheet which will represents more outflows than inflows to the country. In fact, the third world did lose much through colonization but the west did not gain much. The west lost and was less benefit through colonization due to the high costs of transportation or the high cost to keep their colonial empires. However, they did gain from colonization. In contrast, the third world, I believed, did lose much more than the west as it practically lose its own country, its culture and the dependence of their own. The whole system of colonization does not seem to lead us to any good both in the point of the west, nor the third world. ...read more.

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