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Ch 25 - Imperialism

Ch 25 Imperialism Vocabulary

TermDefinition
Delegate Person who is chosen / elected to vote or act for others
Exploit To employ to the greatest possible advantage
Racism The belief that race determines a person's traits and capabilities
Uncharted Area not mapped, the unknown
Viceroy A governor who ruled as a representative of the monarch
Mutiny Refuse to obey the orders of a person in authority
Territory The land & waters belonging to a state or nation
Social Darwinism Theory based on Charles Darwin's natural selection applied to modern human activities
Direct Rule Colonial government where local elites were removed from power and replaced by officials from colonizing country
Protectorate Territory that depends on another government for its protection
Missionary Person who is sent to a foreign country to do religious work
Indigenous Native to a region
Indirect Rule Colonial government where local rulers are allowed to maintain their positions of authority and status
Natural Resources Materials (such as minerals, lumber, water) supplied by nature that can be used for economic gain
Colony Area that is controlled by or belongs to a country and is usually far away from it
Nationalism Feeling that people have of being loyal to and proud of their country often with the belief that it is better and more important than other countries
Annex To incorporate into an existing political unit such as a city or a country
Civil Involving the general public, civilians
Export To send a product or service for sale to another country
Prestige Respect and admiration that someone or something gets for being successful/important
Tyranny Cruel and unfair treatment by people with power over others
Guerrilla Warfare Irregular military actions (such as harassment and sabotage) carried out by small usually independent forces
Traditions The established customs of a people
Resistance Refusal to accept something new or different
Imperialism The extension of a nation's power over other lands
Regime The government in power
Justify To show or prove to be right or reasonable
Plantation A large agricultural property dedicated to planting a few crops on a large scale
Entrepreneur A person who starts a business and is willing to risk loss in order to make money
Sepoys Indian soldier hired by the British East india Company to protect the company's interest in the region
British East India Company Originally a private company granted a trade monopoly with the East Indies by Queen Elizabeth I
Degrading Causing a loss of self-respect; humiliating
Created by: alligolden73