10-23-07 Imperialism

10-23-07 Imperialism - Imperialism 1. Definition 1. Not...

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Imperialism 1. Definition 1. Not just one country expanding into other parts of the world 2. Involves the imposition of rule over people who consider themselves their own sovereign nation 1. Force 2. Imposing one country’s will over other people and thus their territory 2. First Empires 1. 1500-1800 2. Colonies established were colonies of settlement 1. European powers take over and “set up camp” 2. Creates an automatic business partner 3. The Europeans “lay down roots” 4. Seen as appendages of the mother country 3. Basis 1. Trade and commerce 2. Establishing European power all over the world 4. Spain and Portugal 1. Lose status as great European powers 2. 30 Year war 5. Britain is left as the single most powerful nation 1. The only power involved in imperializing on a regular basis 2. Beat the French in colonization 3. India 1. Not a colony of settlement – British people do not emigrate to India 2. The British rule India 1. Conquer Indian princes and their old kingdoms
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