Running head: ASSIGNMENT 3VEREEN 11.How did each of the following contribute to the creation of imperialism duringthe 19thcentury: Opium Wars? Leopold II? Congress of Berlin (1884)?The British’s ultimate motive in China was nothing more than an economical advantage. Due to the Europeans not following the Chinese’s sovereignty and traded with whom they wanted these clashes escaladed into the Opium wars. As a result of the war the British was given the island of Hong Kong a port and five cities to trade. Leopold II was the king of Belgium. He established the Congo Free State. By doing so he controlled the Congo River Basin. This allowed great commercial exploitation for Belgium. 2.What was the Monroe Doctrine? How did the United States use the Spanish American War as an opportunity to expand its influence in the world? 3.How was the European balance of poweraffected by the Crimean War (1854) and the Franco-Prussian War (1870)?4.What was the logic supporting the formation of the Triple Alliance? The Triple Entente?