Social Darwinism

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Social Darwinism

Social Darwinism was a late nineteenth-century social theory that was based on the theories of evolution of scientist Charles Darwin. This theory was the concept that can be applied to both the natural world and the society of humans that resides on Earth. This concept can be best described as the "survival of the fittest" theory. Those who are the strong will go on to pursue life and leave the weak behind. Darwinism has come in the form of colonization and imperialism throughout the world. This theory seems to be the basis for most missions. The ideas of Social Darwinism were used to explain how the United States economy was so competitive and to justify the elimination of so many less ambitious industries. This was also a way to be able to increase the economy's personalization to the consumer and to be able to offer competitive prices and cheaper and better products.

The idea of Social Darwinism changed how the people thought of the economy by making it a battlefield instead of a playground. The way that social Darwinism has changed the views and realities of the economy has allowed it to be able to advance and provide a good, competitive place for people to make money

and offer their goods and services. Also, the ideas of Social Darwinism still are around today. The idea of "only the strongest survive," is still a relevant analysis of how today's economy works. The way that the larger, better-funded companies are eliminating the smaller more personalized businesses is the basis behind the Social Darwin theory.

In conclusion, the ideas of Social Darwinism were an analysis of how the economy of America works. It summarized how people needed to be stronger, faster and smarter than the competition. Also, it's justified the...