Imperialism 112

Imperialism 112 - Imperialism Chapter 23 Imperialism...

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Unformatted text preview: Imperialism Chapter 23 Imperialism  Defined: An extensive territory under the sway of an emperor or supreme ruler  Formal Imperialism: formal acquisition of new territory  Informal Imperialism: use of economic, political and military pressure to create a sphere of influence in a region  Last ¼ of 19 th century is the “Age of Imperialism” Debate over Imperialism  Motives in favor:  Desire to stabilize the economy  Between 1870-1900 US investment in Latin America increased 600%, 47% of US foreign investment  Strategic Interests  Alfred T. Mahan’s Influence of Sea Power  Belief in America’s Civilizing Mission  Racist Ideologies  Kipling’s White Man’s Burden Expansion in Pacific  Alaska: William H. Seward, purchased from Russia 1867, 7.2 million  Samoa: 1900 US formally occupies portion of Samoan archipelago, shared with Germany via 1899 Tripartite Convention...
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This note was uploaded on 02/17/2011 for the course HIST 112 taught by Professor Littlefield during the Spring '08 term at South Carolina.

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Imperialism 112 - Imperialism Chapter 23 Imperialism...

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