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Political Cartoons on Imperialism

The political cartoon portrays the country that was the most aggressive to extend its authority over other nations. The huge character that probably is in a tailoring shop is a representation of the United States of America while the other characters who are angrily watching represent the nations that were against the imperialism of the United States. The huge character in the image is standing for the U.S. since the various states that make up the United States are marked by the pair of pants of the cartoon. The tailor is also portrayed to be in a struggle to make a piece of clothing that would fit the United States, expressing expansionism. The other characters are holding anti-expansion policy banners, symbolizing the rivalry of other countries towards the imperialism by the United States as it was in history.

The political cartoon depicts China while in the war with the Western nations during the imperialism in China. The images represent two major enemies who seem to be engaging the use of weapons to fight each other. The images of two deadly animals that are facing each other are a representation of China and the Western nations, Russia taking the lead in the fight. Other countries such as Japan seem to be overpowered in the war as symbolized by the laying of the animals that represent them. The symbolization of weapons in the image is an indication of the harm that the war caused to many innocent people from different countries (Winks, 1969).

The political cartoon portrays some of the world super powers in an attempt to extend imperialism globally. The characters drawn in the cartoon represent Germany, Britain, and Russia with their grab bags in readiness to grab the entire globe. Germany, for instance, is portrayed as being interested in parts of Africa while Russia is interested in the Asia. The image brings out the idea that the whole globe was affected by imperialism since it is almost surrounded by the superpower nations.

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