HST 106 10.9

HST 106 10.9 - Imperialism: imperialist culture in the West...

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Imperialism: imperialist culture in the West (15 th century) after 1870s, scramble for Africa 1. Expansion from the second half of the 19 th century to early 20 th century a. Africa i. Nile river ii. Southern tip of continent iii. Berlin confrance 1884, 1885 european powers decided to divide up Africa b. Asia i. South east asia 1. Vietnam 2. Cambodia 3. thiland remained “independent” 4. china remained “independent” a. considered their country semi colonized, foreign powers had jurisdiction over neighborhoods in big cities 2. The process of imperialism – overseas expantion in 17 th century i. Russia expanded east ii. Europe expanded to Americas b. Merchantialism i. To resolve political tension among states in Europe 1. bismark a. frankoprussian war in 1870s ii. good for the image of their country iii. Economic considerations 1. overproduction problem fear 2. non-western states were far from effective market iv. Focus: England—from economic domination and/or political control
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