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one nation's control over another imperialism
region of a country in which an imperialist power holds exclusive trading rights. Is a form of imperialism. sphere of influence
Applied the idea of "survival of the fittest" to the Industrial Revolution and Age of Imperialism to justify why inequality and exploitation existed. Social Darwinism
Idea that it was the duty of Europeans to civilize those under their control. Is a poem by Rudyard Kipling. "White Man's Burden"
Britain made sure to secure this strategic waterway which was their "lifeline to India". Designed to shorten trade routes. Suez Canal
Built between North and South America. Designed to shorten trade routes Panama Canal
Nickname for European attempts to colonize Africa. Berlin Conference is an example (Africa divided without taking tribal divisions into account). "Scramble for Africa"
Revolt by Indian soldiers against their British commanders. Is an example of nationalism Sepoy Mutiny/ Rebellion
leader of many independence movements in Latin America. Nicknamed the "liberator of South America" An example of nationalism. Simon Bolivar
Revolt against foreigners and foreign ideas in China is an example of nationalism Boxer Rebellion
Result: China was divided into spheres of influence and signed a series of unequal treaties (including Treaty of Nanking) with European powers Opium Wars
First of the unequal treaties following the Opium War which leads to Hong Kong being under control of the British, extraterritoriality, and opening Chinese ports to trade Treaty of Nanking (Nanjing)
Following the opening of Japan by Matthew Perry, it led to the rapid modernization/ industrialization/ westernization of Japan Meiji Restoration
Created by: mrfordglobal