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POOL – WORLD European Imperialism in Africa and Asia Directions: go to the website ahswhapimperialism.weebly.com . Working individually or with a partner, answer the following questions. Make sure that you click through each supplemental link to help your research. Begin by reading the background section, and then work through the specific case studies. This must be completed in full sentences. Background In your own words, define the following terms, and draw a picture to represent it. Term and definition Image to represent Imperialism: A process where a larger nation takes control of a smaller nation and controls its economic, political, and cultural life. Industrialization: The process of increased economic activity and a rise in population and factory usage. Nationalism: Pride in one’s country/nation. Social Darwinism: A theory expanding on Darwin's survival of the fittest. but in society. The weak, poor, and unable are weeded out of society naturally while those that are strong and capable survive the social struggle.
POOL – WORLD Using your knowledge of history and the information you just read, what were the main motivations behind European imperialism? *Make sure you click on the ‘other causes’ link as well. * Industrialization, Nationalism, and Social Darwinism were all factors that led on Imperialism. The search for raw materials caused nations to travel far and wide for new ones. Nationalism turned the search for new land and resources into a competition of sorts. Social Darwinism entitle the people of the time to believe that they were superior to those of other races. Which of those motivations do you think played the biggest role in imperialism? Why? Which played the smallest role? Why? I think industrialization played the biggest role in imperialism because it benefitted the country economically and Nationalism played the smallest role. Reason behind it is because loyalty to the country didn’t really benefit the country itself. Read through Kipling’s poem. Explain how that poem, coupled with the increasing idea of Social Darwinism, influenced European imperialism. What is the “white man’s burden”? The poem portrays the domination of the “white man” which is the Europeans. This perceived domination in society is fueled by Social Darwinism to expand because Social Darwinism state that the weak shall perish. In general, the “white man’s burden” is the job that Europeans have to fulfill by taking the time to colonize and spread their imperialist regime. AFRICA Background Explain at least three factors why European empires desired to colonize Africa. Africa was strategically placed to maximize the economy because it was in the middle of the world. It was also rich in resources that Europeans needed. Due to the fact that Africa was surrounded on all sides by water, it was readily accessible by boat from Asia, the Americas, and Europe. There were also missionaries that went.

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