Ventura 1Renata VenturaSpeth, GeorgeHistory 112Assignment 3 1.The Opium War contributed to the imperialism after Chinese became severely addicted to Opium. The emperor of China, in his effort to control the situation andban Opium along with Opium trade with British, made the situation worse. This lead to the British wanting and needing to sale to China, so much so that they demanded to take control of a few cities in China. After the Treaty of Nanking convinced China to surrender, the rest of Europe along with Japan took advantageof the situation and took over a couple cities and made it their own (688). After Europe took over most of China, then came the Scramble for Africa in which King Leopold the II was the first to make the move to take over lands in Africa and did like a dominos effect and all hell broke loose. The Congress of Berlin of 1884 was the cherry on top that defeated Africa. 2.The Monroe Doctrine was issued by James Monroe in 1823, it was the beginning of imperialism for American that lead to the Latin American War. The Americans issued a doctrine known as the “manifest destiny”, which stated that it was a right or even a necessity for them to expand. In order to prevent Europe and Japan fromtaking over America. Its expansions influenced the Pacific as well as the Caribbean Sea Islands. 3.The European balance of powerwas affected by the Crimean War in 1854 because it was a war that left many soldiers dead due to the lack of supplies and malnourishment of the soldiers. It not only left a bitter taste in the eyes of the civilians back home but it also estranged the relationships Europe had with other countries. It was also the leading event to the first World War (673). The Franco-Prussian War of 1870 affected the European balance of poweras well because it was a loss for the European Empire. The French lost 5 billion francs and lost about 60 percent of their new territory (682). 4.The logic supporting the Triple alliance and the Triple Entente, was peace after the Crimean War and the Franco-Prussian War (748). The Triple Alliance was formed of Britain, France, and Russia, whom were an alliance between themselves (748). After Russia defeated France, Russian became no longer a weak nation, it was just as powerful as both France and Britain. The Triple Entente whom consisted of Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Italy, became allied toeach other and in the center of Britain, France, and Russia alliance (748). 5.Some examples of the changes made by Kaiser Wilhelm II in the German foreign policy were very anti British foreign policy. Kaiser gave support to the South Africans during the Boer War but recuperated very soon from the enemy he made.Kaiser was raised in a military manner most his life, so he was very passionate about military forces. His strategies for his navy was, oddly enough, to imitate theBritish Navy. Oddly enough because his foreign policy was so anti British foreignpolicy.
Ventura 26.Franz Ferdinand’s assassination led to the start of the Great War. Ferdinand was tobecome heir of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and Archduke to Austria (650). The