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Imperialism: Africa

TermDefinition
Henry Stanley An explorer who helped King Leopold II claim land in Africa
King Leopold II Former Belgian ruler who founded the Congo Free State
Suez Canal Waterway that connected the Red and Mediterranean Seas
David Livingstone A missionary who went to share in Africa and went missing for a long time, found by Henry Stanley
Imperialism A policy of extending a country's power and influence through diplomacy or military force.
Direct rule A form of imperialism in which the country claimed is ruled DIRECTLY through through its captor
Indirect Rule A form of imperialism in which the country claimed is ruled over INDIRECTLY by it's captor
Cecil Rhodes British businessman who had a large mining industry and supported imperialism in Africa
Shaka A Zulu leader who fought against many of the European imperialists during this era
Boer As used in South Africa, it was used to denote the descendants of the Dutch-speaking settlers of the eastern Cape frontier in Southern Africa during the 18th century.
Maxim Gun was a weapon invented by American-British inventor Hiram Stevens Maxim in 1883: it was the first recoil-operated machine gun. It has been called "the weapon most associated with the British imperial conquest
Treaty of Nanjing An unfair treaty that China underwent after the Opium War
1850 Taiping Rebellion Was caused by the want for reform and the removal of the emperor, was a conflict that lasted for 14 years
Treaty of Kangawa A humiliating unfair treaty that the shoguns of Japan signed
Important event happened in 1868 Japan? The Shogun stepped down
Revolution of 1911 Led by Sun Yat-sen, brought major reform in China
Created by: Flathew2112