At the World Fair - 1904

By believing that they were the fittest nations on the planet due to economic achievements and growth and set up of an functional civilisation, which included democracy within society, they wanted to fulfil their so-called duty to "Improve all peopleaE by showing the appropriate way and level of how society functions. This included total ignorance of different cultures and customs than the Anglo-Saxon one and placed these consequently lower. This lack of acceptance towards other approaches to live but the western one was part of this period which was based strongly on imperialism (expansion of colonies through naval power) and the theory of social Darwinism, which imposed that the people living within the "white and westernaE society had the responsibility to "civilizeaE the "unfitaE nations and cultures in a way so they are operation their civilization the same way the western world does. This would be by progressing through industry power and by putting in place governments that are functioning on the same level than the western society one's. Finally western cultural traits were also factors that were seen of very importance when constructing this painting. The duty of bringing legal heritage, which included additional

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Nations USA, Darwin Theory, Survival Fittest,


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