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Imperialism I

Vocabulary terms for Imperialism in Asia

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British East India Company British shipping and Export Company that operated between 1600-1874 and monopolized the trade in Indian goods
Sepoy Mutiny (1857-58) also known as the First National War of Independence, an uprising against British rule in India, It began in January 1857 with sepoys in Calcutta who refused on religious grounds to use cartridges they believed to be greased with animal fat
Raj The era of British rule in India
Muslim League The Muslim League was founded in 1906 to safeguard the rights of Indian Muslims
Indian National Congress The first Indian nationalist organization was founded in 1885, A popular organization, the Indian National Congress was established by English-speaking Indians, most of who were Hindu
Extraterritoriality British citizens accused of crimes had the right to be tried in British courts rather than in Chinese courts
Taiping Rebellion Rebellion led by Hong Xiuquan, who believed he was the brother of Jesus, who wanted to create a “Heavenly Kingdom of Great Peace” where no one would be poor
Boxer Rebellion officially supported peasant uprising of 1900 that attempted to drive all foreigners from China, “Boxers” was a name that foreigners gave to a Chinese secret society known as the “Righteous and Harmonious Fists”
Treaty of Kanagawa This treaty allowed American ships to stop at two Japanese ports
Sino-Japanese War (1894–95), conflict between Japan and China that marked the emergence of Japan as a major world power and demonstrated the weakness of the Chinese empire
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