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Imperialism

TermDefinition
Imperialism When a strong country dominates a weaker country
White Man’s Burden Europeans believed it was their duty to civilize the “heathens”
Sepoy Mutiny Indian soldiers working for the British rebelled in response to the British using cow fat to grease weapons
Boer War The British and the Dutch (Boers) fought over South Africa, the British won and took control
Opium War The British fought the Chinese over the sale of Opium,
Treaty of Nanjing The Chinese were forced to sign the Treaty of Nanjing where the British set up spheres of Influence and exercised extraterritorial rights (result of the Opium War)
Spheres of influence China’s ports were divided among the Europeans for trading rights
Extraterritorial rights Europeans in China did not have to follow Chinese law.
Taiping Rebellion A peasant uprising to protest their poverty and government corruption, millions died.
Boxer Rebellion to rid China of foreign domination
Sun Yixian Nationalist leader who ended the Qing dynasty and became China’s first President of the new Chinese Republic and established the three principles of the people
Cecil Rhodes British Imperialist who started the diamond industry in Africa
Berlin Conference Europeans gathered in Berlin, Germany to divide Africa among themselves by creating political borders.
British East India Company The world’s largest trading company who exploited people all over the world.
Created by: drichardson19