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ABC's of Imperialism
Transcript of ABC's of Imperialism
Geopolitics refers to the interest in or taking of land for its location and/or products. Geopolitics played a key participant in the fate of the Ottoman Empire. Many nations took a great interest to the Ottoman Empire partially because it was landlocked.
J is for "Jewel in the crown"...
The British colony of India was labeled the “jewel in the crown” because it supplied England most of its raw materials. India also made for a good market for British goods.
P is for Paternalism...
a policy treating subject people as if they were children, providings for their needs but not giving them their rights. This was often the policy European nations used when governing their African colonies.
M is for Missionary...
A missionary is one who resides in a foreign country in order to promote their faith and/or religious views. During the imperialist era, many missionaries would promote their religious views of Christianity in many foreign countries that were being dominated.
A is for Africa...
A continent located near the Indian Ocean. During the 19th and 20th centuries, countries in Africa were dominated politically, economically, and socially by many European nations.
V is for Vietnam...
This country located in Asia was a huge asset to the French. This country produced two important trade resources: Rubber and rice.
ABC's of Imperialism
S is for Sepoy...
A Sepoy is an Indian soldier who serves under the British command. Numerous Sepoys participated in what the British called the “Sepoy Mutiny.” This revolution began in part because Hindus and Muslims heard rumors that the British were greasing the cartridges with beef and pork.
B is for Berlin Conference...
Meeting where European nations gathered and negotiated how they were going to acquire African territory. The meeting both regulated European colonization and trade.
C is for Competition...
Many European nations competed against one another to see which country obligated the most colonies. This method provided European nations with a sense of national pride.
D is for Dutch...
The Dutch, also known as the Boers, were colonists in South Africa. From 1899-1902, they were involved in war against the British for control of territory in South Africa.
E is for Ethiopia...
Ethiopia is a country located in East Africa. It was the only country during the 19th and 20th century that was not dominated by a European country.
F is for France...
France was a very strong force in European colonization in South Africa. France was the second largest nation to colonize in South Africa, after England.
H is for Hong Kong...
I is for Imperialism...
Imperialism refers to the domination of countries by a higher power. Africa was a continent that was largely imperialized by many European nations.
K is for Korea...
A country bordered by China to the northwest. Similar to other countries in Asia, Korea was taken over and colonized under Japan; it was additionally used for its resources.
L is for Livingstone...
David Livingstone, a missionary from Scotland, traveled with a group of Africans into central Africa in the late 1860’s. Livingstone traveled through Africa with the goal of spreading Christianity.
N is for Nationalism...
Nationalism was key during the Imperialist era. The sense of nationalism and pride for their nation united and fueled the rebellion of the Africans and Chinese.
O is for Opium War...
The Opium War was a war fought between Britain and China, from 1839-1842, dealing with the frequent trade that Britain made with opium.
Q is for Quest...
Quest means a long search for something. Many European nations took quests to many countries around the globe in which they would colonize.
R is for Racism...
During the imperialist era, the whites believed that they were superior to the colony, especially the blacks.
T is for Treaty of Kanagawa...
Under this treaty Japan opened two ports that allowed access to US ships to pick up supplies. This treaty was the first to open trading doors for Europe to trade with Japan, and paved the way for the rest of the European nations afterward.
U is for United States...
This country also became apart of imperialism by connecting with Latin America. In exchange for resources such as the Panama Canal, the United States constituted a cordial agreement which promised to protect Latin America from other nations worldwide.
W is for War...
War is a state of conflict between different nations or groups within one nation. During the imperialist era, many nations being colonized committed to serious rebellions as an attempt to gain their independence, which resulted in numerous wars (Eg. Boxer Rebellion).
X is for Xenophobia...
Xenophobia is the intense dislike of outsiders or foreigners from other countries. This was very evident during the boxer rebellion in China, when foreigners were trapped in the British Legation for 55 days.
Y is for Yellow Journalism...
This type of journalism was one that published stories that were untrue as a means of persuasion. For example, the U.S. utilized yellow journalism to blame the Spanish for sinking the U.S.S maine.
Z is for Zulu...
The Zulu were one of the biggest ethnic groups in Africa at the time of imperialism. Using spears and shields against guns and cannons, the Zulu almost achieved victory against the British military. However, in 1887, the Zulu nation eventually were taken under British control.
Hong Kong is a city located in China. After the Opium war, China was forced to sign the Treaty of Nanjing, which gave Britain Hong Kong.
Christine Montemayor & Natalia Msami
Publisher: Collette Smith
Illustrater: Jason Boeman