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Expansion of European Power and the New Imperialism

The last third of the century, when the European states spread their control over almost 150 million people and ten million square miles, was known as what period? The Last Imperialism
What does imperialism mean? The policy of extending a nation’s authority by territorial acquisition or by establishing economic and political hegemony over other nations.
Who said this quote, "Imperialism is the monopoly stage of capitalism?” Lenin
Who was Joseph Chamberlain? The colonial secretary from 1895 to 1903, who argued for the empire as a source of profit & economic security.
When did the "Scramble of Africa" occur? It occurred between the late 1870’s and about 1900.
What did the Congress of Vienna do in 1815? The Congress of Vienna prohibited the Atlantic slave trade in 1815, a ban that Western, primarily British, naval patrols enforced along the African coast.
What did Africa become the source of? It became the source of ivory, raw materials, rubber, minerals, diamonds, and gold to the West.
What was the richest North African country? Egypt
Who were the Khedives? The rulers of Egypt
Who built the Suez Canal? When was it built? The Suez Canal was opened in 1869 and built by French engineers with European capital.
In the 1880’s, the vast Congo River and its tributaries became the personal property of which king? King Leopold II of Belgium
Who were the people forbidden to own land, denied the right to vote, and excluded from positions of power. Africans and people of mixed race whom the British referred to as "colored?"
What was the Open Door Policy? It opposed foreign annexations in China and allowed entrepreneurs of all nations to trade there on equal terms.
What did the Monroe Doctrine of 1823 do? It made the entire Western Hemisphere an American Protectorate.
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