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Transcript of Imperialism

Pedro De Anda
Nelson Rivera

Did you know?
Review Questions
Differences between the countries
Similarities between
the countries
Images of Imperialism
Imperialism is when a nation takes over a weaker nation or region and dominates its economic, political, and cultural life. For example, after the Industrial Revolution European nations started to seek new sources of raw materials and markets to sell manufactured products. Another example was that European nations began to take over foreign lands and viewed their cultures to be inferior to their own so the Europeans began to exchange their ideas and foreigners began to adopt to these ideas. This shows that European nations interfered with other nations economic and cultural life. This is how Imperialism was used after the Industrial Revolution by European nations.
In the following image you can see that Africa by 1914 was ruled by European countries and only had two independent states which were Liberia and Ethiopia.
Many European nations had a huge role in shaping the African culture. First, the colonial powers introduced an efficient system of administration. Colonial powers also brought their industrial technology to Africa. This shows that these impacts helped Africa create a more structured political system. Furthermore, Africa
improved their profitable industries.
This is how all the effects in
Africa had a huge role in shaping
the African culture.
In the following image you can see the Japanese Empire by 1870 and how it gained land and power throughout the years.
Due to imperialism Japan became a strong nation. For example, Western technology and ideas that entered Japan greatly altered the shape of traditional Japanese culture. Japan was also able to strengthen its army and start an empire. This shows that instead of Japan losing power like other nations it adopted to Western ideas to gain power and
shape its culture. This is how
Japan became a strong nation.

In conclusion, imperialism affected multiple countries in positive and negative ways but mainly in positive ways. For example, due to European colonization the flow of knowledge and infrastructure was adopted by many nations. Also, health and medicine jumped to a higher level as the British introduced new medicines. This shows that imperialism affected nations positively by improving technology and medical services. Furthermore, this
is important because imperialism
brought forth many alternations
that changed the lives of many
people. Overall, imperialism is
During the nineteenth century many European countries began to seek additional territory. European nations wanted to acquire new land because they wanted sources to provide them with raw materials. For instance, European nations began to view Asian and African societies as a source of industrial raw materials and a market for Western manufactured goods. Furthermore, European nations wanted to set up colonies in different regions. This resulted in intense competition between European nations because they each wanted to be the most powerful. This is important because European nations wanted to increase their power,therefore this led to the countries becoming politically and economically strong. Also, this
shows that European nations wanted to be superior. Thus,
they had to establish colonies and gain territory to show
off their superiority. In conclusion, imperialism was
central in Europe.
In the following image, the regions controlled by European nations are demonstrated. This map shows how the European countries had plenty of territory.
World History Chapters 6-7
China was another country that was greatly impacted by imperialism. Western nations and Japan set up spheres of influence in China and this allowed them to gain exclusive trading rights. This benefited China because it was being exposed to foreign trade, thus this would lead to an increase in the economy. Furthermore, China made plenty of money from trading with European nations and this caused to China to become extremely wealthy. For example, Britain imported tea, silk, and porcelain from the Chinese and they sent Indian cotton to China to pay for the debt. However, this cotton did not cover the entire expenses, therefore Britain
was forced to pay with silver. This is significant
because China was becoming an imperialist nation
thanks to the great profits that they made from
trade. Furthermore, the silver that they acquired
from Britain was crucial, since it benefited them
greatly. Overall, China was affected by imperialism.
In the following images, Chinese imperialism is represented. Both maps show how China was during imperialism. Thus, one map show the spheres of influence that China had established.
1.) During the imperialism period, Great Britain controlled India and they brought the telegraph, postal services, and railroads to India.
2.) The Industrial Revolution made the economy of Europe stronger. Thus, European countries sought for the domination of other
3.) During the imperialism
period, Spain controlled much
of the South America.
1.) What is imperialism?
A. The spread of new ideas.
B. The domination of a strong nation over a weaker nation.
C. A weak nation gaining power.
D. All of the above.
2.) Which country was majorly controlled by European nations?
A. Japan
B. China
C. Great Britain
D. Africa

1.) China was taken advantage of by European nations, whereas Japan become stable and gained new territory.

2.) Each country adopted distinct forms of government. The two different systems were direct rule and indirect rule.

3.) Each country had different
motives to become imperialist
1. Both China and Japan faced a collapse of their ruling system.
2. All European countries wanted African land.
3. All weak nations
(China, Japan, and
European countries.
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