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IMPERIALISM

TERMS

TermDefinition
Industrialization large scale production using machine power
Natural resources naturally occurring materials such as coal, fertile land, etc, that can be used by man
Finished product goods that have completed the manufacturing process
Nationalism strong feeling of loyalty to the country where one was born or raised
Conquer to overcome; defeat
Imperialism when one country has complete control of another country, politically, economically, and socially, and they call the country their own
Compete to strive to outdo or excel
Sphere of influence an area in which an outside power claimed exclusive dominant power
Social Darwinism The idea that the strongest people deserve the land and resources that they want
Colony a settlement subject to, or connected with, the parent nation
Colonization to establish a colony
Pride a feeling of honor and self-respect
Loyalty a sense of duty or of devoted attachment to something or someone
Nation a territory or country itself
Persuade to urge a person to do something
Power political or national strength
Superior higher in station, rank, degree, importance, etc.
Trade the act of buying, selling, or exchanging
Interaction to act on or in close relation with each other
Superiority showing a consciousness or feeling of being better than or above others
Racism The belief that some races are inherently superior (physically, intellectually, or culturally) to others and therefore have a right to dominate them
Partitioned a division into parts; separation
Scarcity shortness of supply
White Man’s Burden belief that the superiority of the European civilization obligated them to impose their practices on supposedly primitive nonwhites
Humanitarian having the interests of mankind at heart
Partitioned a division into parts; separation
Scramble for Africa European powers competed over land and people through Africa to capitalize on the natural resources to aid the industrialization of their European country
Boer War Boers (Afrikaners, descendants of the original Dutch settlers of southern Africa) vs. British Empire
Reasons for Imperialism economic, military, religious, political, social
Militarism the greater the military the greater the nation
Alliance nations promise to support one another in conflict
Boer War Boers (Afrikaners, descendants of the original Dutch settlers of southern Africa) vs. British Empire
Sepoy Indian soldier in British India. They rebelled against British rule over the use of animal fat in their rifle cartridges.
Berlin Conference 1884-1885 conference held by European nations at which they planned the division of Africa into colonial possessions.
Protectorate A territory with its own internal government but under the control of an outside power
Mother country the country of origin of settlers or colonists in a place (Ex. Great Britain mother country of 13 colonies in America)
Civilize to teach (a person or group of people) to behave in a way that you think is more polite, gentle, and educated
British East India Company Joint stock Company that grew incredibly powerful through trade in the East Indies (modern day Indonesia)
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