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World History

Nationalism/Imperialism Unit

TermDefinition
Nationalism Strong sense of pride in your country
Imperialism Stronger nations create empires by dominating weaker nations economically, politically, culturally, or militarily
Social Darwinism (ethnocentrism) Belief that the strongest cultures and nations should dominate the weaker areas
Mother Country Country who had colonies EX: Great Britain - mother country, India - colony
Direct Rule Area controlled in all areas by the mother country; impose the European culture on the colony colony - under indirect rule
Indirect Rule Mother country used local rulers and encouraged local rulers' children to get a European education to become Westernized
Protectorate Area where local rulers are left in place but were expected to follow the advice of European advisors from the mother country
Partition Break into parts; the European countries partitioned Africa into colonies
Paternalism ("White Man's Burden") Saw the people in the colonies as children who needed to be taken care of/in need of guidance
The "Scramble" for Africa European nations taking over control of areas in Africa (dividing Africa up)
African "Elite" Upper class Africans who were Western (European) educated
Interdependance Mutual dependance of countries on goods, labor, resources, and knowledge from other parts of the world
Mercantilism Economic system in which the mother country gets natural resources from the colonies and sells finished goods back to the colonies
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