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I'm doing an EPQ on 'the consequences of British imperialism' but I've been told the question is too open I want it to be based on African countries preferable Kenya and South Africa. Can anyone think of how to narrow it down?
- 'How/Why did British imperialism impact African countries?'
- 'What were the consequences of British Imperialism in Kenya and South Africa?'
If you're looking at a specific type of consequence - social, economic, etc - then that might help narrow it down a bit.
I was told to change mine from a 'How' question to a 'Why' question when I did mine to make it more analytical than simply recounting the facts.
Another way you could do it is taking a quote from something you've read on the topic like ''British imperialism had far reaching consequences that are still being felt today.' How can this be seen in Kenya and South Africa?' (a terrible example, but you get the idea)
I wouldn't say any of these are perfect but it might help you narrow it down enough to make it easier to get your final question!
e.g.: education (did the British establish schools/universities? Was there discrimination in education, what impact did this have, does it still have an impact? Where there enough trained engineers or scientists?), or healthcare (similar questions as before, but about hospitals, mass vaccinations, doctors etc. etc.), or the development of democracy (did the British help or hinder it?), or the development of a thriving economy / mass industry / scientific research / established religion / the armed forces
For each of these you could compare the negative and positive impact that imperialism might have had.
Hope this helps
I want to do one but our sixth form has told us nothing about it yet.