British Imperialism A2 January 2010 OCR

Analysing this extract has indicated a clear fixation upon the periphery of the British Empire. The immediate focus on Africa within the extract highlights the Empire's ambition to gain control from the North to the South of the Globe and indicates a clear focus point for this task.

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Paradox = a statement or proposition that seems self-contradictory or absurd but in reality expresses a possible truth.

When analysing the beginnings of the extract it refers to the Empire as a misguided force “concentrating their imperial effort in the continent of least importance to their prosperity” Using my understanding I can interpret this to symbolise Britain's desire to own all land mass, no matter what use it had


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