Impacts of imperialism
in Southeast Asia
- Advance in agriculture & mining
- A second language
- Much of the land was taken over by other countries
- Deaths occurred due to foreign diseases
- Unequal trade
- Destructive of traditional culture
More Positive Effects
Development of infrastructure
Countries That Had Colonies In Southeast Asia
Portugal (Least Impact)
As a peace settlement with Spain in 1898, the United States occupied the Philippines until independence in 1946.
France captured Saigon in 1859 and extended the colony to include Annam, Tonkin, Laos, and Cambodia.
The Philippines was governed by Spain from 1565 until 1898 when Spain was defeated by the United States in the Spanish-American War.
Burma was under British rule from the late 19th century until 1948. Britain governed the Malay Peninsula as the Straits Settlements until 1957.
The Indonesian archipelago was colonized by the Dutch during two periods: 1605-1799 by the Dutch East India Company and 1825-1930s by the Dutch government.
Portugal occupied Malacca from 1511 to 1641, when it was taken over by the Dutch; and continued the rule over Timor.
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