Tamil Nadu Board of Secondary EducationSSLC (English Medium) Class 9th
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How did some political philosophers defend colonialism? - Social Science

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How did some political philosophers defend colonialism?

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Solution

  1. Some political philosophers defended colonialism and imperialism arguing that their action was a civilizing mission.
  2. The rationale was that a temporary period of political dependence or tutelage was necessary for uncivilized societies to advance to the point.
  3. This is captured by the phrase ‘The Whiteman’s Burden’ in a poem by Rudyard Kipling.
Concept: Introduction of Colonialism in Asia and Africa
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