Late 19th Century Imperialism 11-08-06

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History 1003 11-08-06 Late 19 th  Century Imperialism “White Man’s Burden” The Balkans Ottoman Turks “Pan-Slavic Brotherhood”  Suez Canal Austria-Hungary Otto von Bismark Kaisar William II Factors Encouraging Imperialism Desire for products and raw materials to run industry Very first industry was cotton—the bulk of cotton came from America— Later British used their interest to grow cotton in Egypt, India, and the  rest of their colonies b/c they saw the problem of slavery in America  and began to prepare themselves to get cotton elsewhere Another one was rubber Coffee is not a raw material for the industrial revolution but coffee was  needed to give workers a kick start in the morning  Many of the raw materials needed a special climate They want markets for their manufactured goods.  Colonies get bad quality goods. The good quality products go to  people in your country. Works out b/c the only people able to sell in the  colonies were people from the Mother land.  Colonies were an excellent place to invest money.  People from the mother country could invest in colonization and get  good compensation for it. Nationalism—the more possession the better your country is.  Motivated new unified countries as Italy and Germany. Caused them to become more militaristic  The “White Man’s Burden” or “Gospelling” becomes popular after 1870. The idea that Western Europeans has two obligations to the rest of the  world: 1) to convert it to Christianity 2) to take the blessing of modern  civilization to it. 
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History 1003 11-08-06 Wasn’t always bad. They stopped certain traditions that bad. Ex. in  India when a dead husband’s body was burned it was custom for the  wife to jump on the burning body and die also. Was bad because it was arrogant. They believe that they had more 
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