146A-2010-009+OHP - preventive conquest...

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9: Imperialism 1. Timing and Extent Easy "Carve-ups" in 1880s, Great Colonial Wars 1890s/1900s 10 Million Miles 2 , 120 Million People 2. Explanations Technological Origins: weapons, transportation, medical Economic Origins: investment security, destabilization by trade, opportunities for exploitation, raw materials Strategic Origins: protecting assets and opportunities,
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Unformatted text preview: preventive conquest, military-expansionist logic • Popular Support: sensational press, empire & popular culture, extension of nationalism, "organization of society" • Racism: social Darwinism, "master race" ideology, global racial strategy, racism at home and abroad • Compensation for Social Problems: the unwanted aristocracy, the unhappy proletariat...
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