Imperialism Study Guide - Safwaan Khan Imperialism Global Inequalities All countries were about the same economically in 1700s Gap grew after Industrial

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Safwaan Khan Imperialism Global Inequalities All countries were about the same economically in 1700s Gap grew after Industrial Revolution Old Colonialism (before 1880) Time of Spanish and Portuguese Europeans just want to trade Only touch ports along the coast Leave rest of country untouched Very little interest in worth of colonies 1815-1880 Europe busy fighting in wars Tariff barriers Markets became smaller in Europe Countries need other places to buy and sell goods Countries put up protective tariff barriers to develop economy Colonies could not put up tariff barriers so they were at the mercy of the colonizer New Imperialism Second Industrial Revolution 1880 Steel -lightweight and stronger Bigger railroads & buildings Electricity Street lights and power Standard of living go up Europeans get off ships Move into interior of colonies to trade Build railroads and infrastructure to trade easier (ex. India) Pour in investments and capital With more money in colonies, Europeans grew concerned with how the government was. Colonial Relationships Spheres of influence - Small areas are open for trade to colonizers Least amount of influence China Did not want to trade w/ West Opened up by Opium Wars Europe divided China Split up China into spheres of influence that only certain countries had access to Protectorate Ruler is of the native land but is controlled by the colonizer like a puppet (ex. Egypt) Colony Same laws from colonizer apply to colony Most amount of influence Reasons for Imperialism Markets- New markets to sell goods to. Strategy- Put other countries at a disadvantage.
Safwaan Khan Pride- Boost nationalism and distract people from domestic issues Resources- Raw materials needed for manufacturing China First Opium War 1837 Great Britain(GB) wanted tea from China China only accept silver currency & not buy anything from Britain Britain grow opium in India to sell to Chinese Chinese get addicted and become useless Chinese gov’t try to crack down Outlaw opium Lin Tse-hsu sent to order foreign merchants to obey Chinese law Merchants refuse and expelled

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