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Social Darwinism the application of Charles Darwin’s ideas about evolution and “survival of the fittest” to human societies—particularly as justification for imperialist expansion.
Racism the belief that one race is superior to others.
Berlin Conference meeting in 1884–1885 at which representatives of European nations agreed upon rules for the European colonization of Africa.
Boers Dutch colonist in South Africa.
paternalism a policy of treating subject people as if they were children, providing for their needs but not giving them rights.
assimilation the adoption of a conqueror’s culture by a conquered people (p. 205). 2. a policy in which a nation forces or encourages a subject people to adopt its institutions and customs
Geopolitics a foreign policy based on a consideration of the strategic locations or products of other lands.
Crimean War War n. a conflict, lasting from 1853 to 1856, in which the Ottoman Empire, with the aid of Britain and France, halted Russian expansion in the region of the Black Sea.
Suez Canal human-made waterway, which was opened in 1869, connecting the Red sea and the mediterranean sea
Sepoys an Indian soldier serving under British Command.
jewel in the crown the British colony of India—so called because of its importance in the British Empire, both as a supplier of raw materials and as a market for British trade goods.
Imperialism taken over of another country
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