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Imperialism and the maxim machine gun

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Parth Patel

on 10 February 2014

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Transcript of Imperialism and the maxim machine gun

Imperialism and the
maxim machine gun
one country ruling or authorizing another(being imperial)
superiority and dominance
idea brought about in early 20th century
example: Europe and Africa
imperial lands modernized by Europeans

sir hiram stevens maxim
American inventor who moved to the United Kingdom
1884 - invented the Maxim Machine Gun
1st recoil operated machine gun

maxim machine gun
weight=60 lbs
.303 round rate
500 rounds per minute
water cooling system
used in World War I and colonization of Africa by Europeans
improved later by other countries

improved gun
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