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Notes 10/23 Imperialism- Imperialism is not just one country expanding into other areas of the world, it differs from mere expansion because it involves ruling over indigenous people (it involves force). Beginning at the end of the 15 th century we see European powers making their way across the ocean and establishing colonies in what they called the new world. These new colonies are colonies of settlement- this means they establish settlements in which they would communities in order to trade with the native people (sugar islands, Central America, America, Etc.) This first empire is about trade, commerce, establishing colonies in the outside world. Appendages of the mother country, so they could engage competitively its European rivals. By the middle if the 17 th century, Spain and Portugal (very powerful nations) have lost their viability as great powers. These two countries are done in from the thirty years war. During the middle of the 18 th century Britain becomes a single leader in imperialism because of its conquest over the French. They take over much of America, India, parts of
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This note was uploaded on 03/11/2008 for the course HIST 1020 taught by Professor Vavara during the Fall '07 term at Colorado.

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