History teacher, Connie Baker, at Samuel Clemens High School tells us what Imperialism is. Not only does he tells us what Imperialism is, but what different types there are. Such as, Colonial, Economic, Political, Socio-cultural Imperialism. Not to mention he also talks about where it happened like in Africa, India, and China. If you don't know what Imperialism is, it is define as a policy of extending a country's power and influence through diplomacy or military force. Baker states, "With the combination of sea power, centralized governments, and industrialized economies, European nations set out to build empires all over the world, like none that had been seen before. They were driven by the need to provide raw materials for their industrial capacity, and the types of goods exchanged were determined by that need." (Baker, C. 2017, para. 1) This quote here is explaining how other countries just wanted to take what they wanted instead of what they needed. The things they are already given and supplied with is not enough to satisfy what they already have. Making them only ungrateful, but selfish for taking what they want and not what they need instead.
During the colonization of Africa, "Africa faced European imperialist aggression, diplomatic pressures, military invasions, and eventual conquest and colonization." (Iweriebor, E. 2002, para. 1) Iweriebor states this quote to teach and show his readers how Africa was affected by Imperialism greatly. He mentions how the African societies resists against the attempt to colonize their countries and impose foreign domination. This article also mentions The scramble for Africa, The African resistance, following the Colonial Domination: Indirect Rule, which is when Britain organized it's colonies at the central, provincial, and regional or district levels and also mentioning the Colonial Domination: Assimilation, and this is a administrative system that was influenced by their ideology of colonialism and their national tradition of extreme administrative centralism.
Mike Adams states how Avatar falls into one of the western colonialism, which means that when the nations use military to invade less of a country to terrorize their people and pillage their lands for valuable natural resources. Adam states that, "Invade whatever country you wish, and if the locals fight back, condemn them as terrorists and use that as an excuse to turn up the heat with even more bombs and weapons." (Adam, M. 2009, para. 8.) This quote indicates how if one comes to take their land away believing they have the right to do so, they are highly mistaken causing those who are being invaded to want to fight back, if it comes down to them taking what rightfully belongs to them. To have invaders to take from them not only hurts them, but the environment when it comes to natural resources and Avatar shows that. How the humans took so much away from the Na'vi it effected them emotionally, but not just them, but as well as the environment. As for the humans they don't feel that connection as the Na'vi do, so they are unaware what they are affecting around them, which has them thinking "So what they're just trees" when there is so much meaning in just a tree, but the humans do not see that. Therefore they could care less what the Na'vi feel when they take it away from them.
"In Avatar, humanity has come millions of miles from its dying world for one thing—profit." (Review of avatar, 2009, para. 4) Sound familiar? Thought so. In the film of Avatar that was released in 2009 is about the Na’vi being targeted by capitalist adventurers who care only for capital and the expansion. According to The Red Phoenix, "It shows the suffering of the people and the destruction they face due to the invasion by the humans. It correctly puts forward the idea that oppressed peoples have the moral right to violently rebel against their oppressors." (Review of avator, 2009, para. 5) This film relates to Imperialism in a variety of ways, to name a couple, the expansion of economies and nations through force. They offer the Na'vi so much, however they keep on rejecting the humans offer and the humans see that they have no other choice, but to come in and destroy them and taking what they want. Relating to the European Imperialism because the Europeans came and did the same to the Americas and they too, kept on denying and rejecting their offers leaving the Europeans to invade their place and take what they want instead of what they need leaving them with almost nothing.