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Chap. 27 Sec.1,2,3,4

Chap.27 Sec. 1,2,3,4

What was the Berlin Conference? To prevent war, 14 European nations met at the Berlin Conference in 1884-85 to lay down rules for the division of Africa.
What is imperialism? A policy or practice by which a country increases its power by gaining political and economic control over other areas of the world through colonization, military force, or other means.
What did imperialism do? Imperialism helped establish national powers that continue to influence world events
What were some conflicts in Africa and Asia? Control over natural resources - blood diamonds, Apartheid in South Africa, Conflict between India and Pakistan, Middle east tensions, Vietnam War.
Why study the age of imperialism? The colonial influence in African and Asian countries persists today in language and in education and other cultural systems and institutions.
What else is imperialism? The seizure of country or territory by a stronger country
Who was David Livingstone? He was a missionary from Scotland who travelled to Africa.
What was social darwinism? Herbert Spencer described Charles Darwins theory of evolution as a ¨Survival of the Fittest" reflecting European attitudes of a social theory known as Social Darwinism.
What helped Europeans push into Africa? Railroads, maxim gun, quaratine for malaria
How did Europeans view an empire? They viewed an empire as a measure of national greatness. National Pride led to the desire for more colonies.
What did Europeans believe? They believed that they were better than other peoples; racism.
Where did Dutch settlers settle? Boers settled the Cape of Good Hope in 1652
What were 2 negative effects? Africans lost control of their lands and their independence, Many died of smallpox
What are 2 positive effects? Reduced local warfare, railroads, dams, and telephone/telegraph wires were built; mostly benefitted Europeans.
What were sepoys? Sepoys were Indian soldiers under British command.
What was the Crimean War? The Crimean War was a war that broke out in 1853 between the Russians and the Ottomans. To aid the economic growth, railroads, dams, and telephone/telegraph lines were built in African colonies.
Why was (and is) the Suez Canal strategically important? The Suez Canal is strategically important because it connected the Red Sea to the Mediterranean.
What country eventually occupied Egypt and gained control of the canal? The British
List some of the products that the British got from India. Tea, indigo, coffee, cotton, jute, opium
Why didn’t Indians unite against the British in the Sepoy Mutiny? The Indians didn’t unite against the British in the Sepoy Mutiny because of weak leadership and serious splits between Hindus and Muslims. Hindus didn’t want the Muslims Mughal Empire restored.
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