Why I think the animation I added was relevant
It's an interesting depiction of imperialism. Imperialism is creating an empire, typically through military or economic force. Let's see:
- The natives appeared to be prospering before the arrival of the Europeans, living in harmony with nature and themselves. This appears both in reality and the film (I use the term "film" loosely to mean any video regardless of length of means of presentation).
- The Europeans arrive, the man on the left of the boat (the orientation makes it hard to identify in nautical terms) holding a cannon. As the movie continues, the man (presumably a general or other high-ranking officer, judging by his hat and Stratego) holds two guns, a (presumably) Soviet satellite, and a missile. In the "part 2" where the men in the UFO arrive, the general's counterpart holds a cannon, then a gun, then a machete, then some lit dynamite. Europeans arriving on other continents often used their superior weaponry to take over the natives.
- The second person in the boat is what looks like a nun. This would make sense, as she pushes religion and ideologies on the natives, as shown by her holding first a crucifix [Christianity] , then the Nazi swastika [Nazism], the Star of David [Judaism], the Golden Arches [consumerism], a happy face [I actually don't have a clue for this one, maybe propaganda of some sort], and (with the aliens) another crucifix and happy face, a dollar sign [capitalism?], a gasoline nozzle [dependence on petroleum].
- The third person in the boat is a politician. His top hat changes to instructions to vote for certain people, shows European flags, screws, and pornography. European nations often took control of the lands they've explored, which is obvious to anyone who looks into the history of America or Africa. The screws presumably represent European goods which were first introduced to the natives with their [the Europeans'] arrival. The pornography I am unsure of, but I am tempted to make a link between it and the prolefeed from Orwell's 1984, the politician being Big Brother.
- The Europeans, upon arriving, not only introduce these new concepts, but force the natives to do work (as shown by the native cutting down the tree). Although typically axes were used as this was before chainsaws existed, the point remains the same. I don't know why the European technology was modernized so, and why the natives' so diminished. Presumably exaggerating the difference so much, or misinformation. Your guess is as good as mine.
- Upon arrival, Europeans made never-before-seen impacts to the local environment to advance their colonies' industries. Although they didn't build nuclear plants and fast food restaurants, they did build all sorts of things the natives never seen before, and were probably threatened by.
Admittedly, the "part 2" was kind of weird, and probably unnecessary, but I do think that there is enough valid justification to include this article as an external link for imperialism.
Here's the video if you want to watch it again to address my comments. It's not safe for work, though. www.youtube.com/watch?v=K9IcGJGXAB4