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Imperialism vocab

TermDefinition
Unification The state of being unified
Red Shirts The name given to the people who volunteered for Giuseppe Garibaldi
Militarism A reliance on military stength
Realpolitik Politics of reality
Kaiser German for emporer
Annex add (territory) to one's own territory by appropriation
Indigenous Native to a region
Protectorate A state that is controlled and protected by another
Suez Canal An artificial sea-level waterway in Egypt, connecting the Mediterranean Sea to the Red Sea completed in 1869
David Livingstone A european explorer of Africa
Henry Stanley A journalist that went out to find David Livingstone
King Leopold known for the colonization of Africa
Berlin Conference Recognized British and German claims for east africa
Boers Dutch settlers in south Africa
Great Trek A movement of Dutch-speaking colonists up into the interior of southern Africa in search of land where they could establish their own homeland, independent of British rule
Shaka Zulu ruler
Boer War The name given to the South African Wars of 1880-1 and 1899-1902, that were fought between the British and the descendants of the Dutch settlers (Boers) in Africa
Indirect Rule A system of government in which a central authority has power over a country or area, but the local government maintains some authority
Sepoys Hired Indian solider
Viceroys A ruler exercising authority in a colony on behalf of a sovereign
The Boxer Rebellion Chinese rebellion against foreign rule
Britain and Opium In order to buy tea, British sold opium in China. Chinese tried to put a stop to sale. British responded by firing cannons on coastal cities with gunboats.
Jewel in the Crown Indians great wealth of a colony for the British
Sepoy Rebellions A rebellion in India against the rule of the British East India Company
Created by: ZENMASTER2001