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Imperialism

Imperialism (Africa, China, India, Japan)

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imperialism Domination by one country of the political, economic, or cultural life of another country or region
Berlin Conference A meeting of European imperialist countries in 1885 that divided up Africa, without involving Africa
Social Darwinism A belief that survival of the fittest was applied to social life that justified bigger countries dominating weaker countries
sepoy Indian solider who served in the British army (British East India Company)
sepoy rebellion In 1857-1858, when Indian soldiers rebelled against the British due to religious differences
Opium War In 1839-1842, when the British imported drugs into China to help the balance of trade. China told Britain to stop importing the drugs and then went to war.
Treaty of Nanking Ended the Opium War and gave Britain trading ports in China, including Hong Kong
Boxer Rebellion In 1900, when young Chinese athletes rebelled against western powers in China.
Treaty of Kanagawa A treaty between the U.S. and Japan in 1853 forcing Japan to open up ports for trading
Meiji (Restoration) The Emperor gained more power than the Shogun in Japan in 1868 until 1912.
Created by: mmetz