History II Notes Feb 8

History II Notes Feb 8 - Modern History II Notes 2/8/07...

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Modern History II Notes – 2/8/07 Imperialism, Scientific Racism, and Empire on Display The age of imperialism and empire building – mid 19 th  century national strength was defined by  territorial acquisition o Industrialization necessitated a need for new markets and new sources of materials Imperialism – one country takes over/controls/exploits economically and politically, fostered by  trade, transportation…. o Motivations Economic concerns – trade, raw materials Emerging nationalism – countries vied for dominance of the Europeean continent,  power struggles were played out on other continents Social Darwinism – competition among the races,  those who are dominant will  control the weak Technological and military superiority Social tensions and domestic politics – imperial concerns fostered nationalism  and took attention away from domestic affairs
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This note was uploaded on 04/18/2008 for the course HS 032 taught by Professor Rugemer during the Spring '07 term at BC.

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