IHUM Modern 2

IHUM Modern 2 - Belgium one of the worst genocides in human...

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Belgium – one of the worst genocides in human history Hardly any independent African states Major: France, British Empire – rush to the African continent 1880 – 1910 No Man’s Land – for the Europeans – the next frontier – explorers, adventurers All European powers find themselves in Africa – the Great Diplomatic game – competition with each other Belgian Congo – offer it to Portugal, blocking the French, Germans also involved Built- in momentum for the rush to Africa Domestic Economic depression – people who lost in the industrialization Ideology – mass migration to the African continent, fleeing the cities, national pride, desperados/criminals Livingston’s 3Cs +1 - discoverer of the great lakes and Victoria falls, larger than life in Europe, commerce, Christianity, civilization + conquest Idealistic mission – the white man’s burden Colonial conditions – the birth of racism as a political concept, political weapon Development of the race theory Mid 19 th
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This note was uploaded on 04/12/2009 for the course IHUM 25A taught by Professor Ross during the Winter '08 term at Stanford.

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IHUM Modern 2 - Belgium one of the worst genocides in human...

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