UGC 112 Grinde Final Exam Review

UGC 112 Grinde Final Exam Review - Review Final Exam UGC...

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Review – Final Exam UGC 112 Grinde 1) 19 th century imperialism exploited Asia and Africa for what reasons? (lecture) European nations sought new products like oil, tin and rubber. Desire to control markets and raw materials. British colony Gold Coast West Africa. Political and economic control over foreign nations. British occupation of Egypt and Belgian penetration into Congo started race for colonial possessions. Need for colonial naval bases. 2) What were the reasons for Napoleon’s defeat? (lecture) Defeat in Russia in 1812 spelled the beginning of the end Exiled in 1814 to Elba escaped in 1815 to briefly regain control of French army His defeat at Waterloo and subsequent imprisonment on Saint Helena ended his career Ego impaired judgment and failed to regard the counsel of seasoned diplomats like Talleyrand and Fouche. Tried to extend empire as far as possible. Rise of nationalism in various conquered countries, didn’t like the autocratic attitude and coercive methods. Failure against Russia and Spain showed weakness. 3) The leaders of Asian and African modern nationalism movements shared what values? (lecture) Leaders of the nationalist movements in European colonies in Asia and Africa were both educated. Goal of political independence. 4) What scientific and demographic forces shape the contemporary world? (lecture) The recent period of very rapid demographic change in most countries around the world is characteristic of the central phases of a secular process called the demographic transition. Over the course of this transition, declines in birth rates followed by declines in death rates bring about an era of rapid population growth. This transition usually accompanies the development process that transforms an agricultural society into an industrial one. Darwin’s influence on modern thought. 5) What naval infrastructure did the US build in Latin America? (CH 23) Panama Canal- The canal cuts across the Isthmus of Panama and is a key conduit for international maritime trade. 6) Familiarize yourself with Emperor Qianlong’s Imperial Edict to King George II. Why was Qianlong hesitant to allow a British embassy in China? (CH 24) Lord George Macartney diplomat and colonial governor to persuade Qianlong, rebuffed as China had no need of british ingenious manufacturers. China was perceived to be benefiting from a huge trade imbalance.
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Chinese reliance on tradition in dictating foreign policy, but rather a result of competing world views which were uncomprehending and to some extent incompatible. After the conclusion of the embassy, Qianlong sent a letter to King George III, explaining in greater depth the reasons for his refusal to grant the several requests presented to the Chinese emperor by Macartney. The requests had included a call for the relaxation of the restrictions on trade between Britain and China, the acquisition by Britain of "a small unfortified island near Chusan for the residence of British traders, storage of goods, and outfitting of ships"; and the establishment of a permanent British embassy in Beijing. However, Qianlong's
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