Unformatted text preview: WM (late 19th, eariy 20th century) Motives/Justiﬁcations: - economic (Leninist thesis) — search for raw materials &
markets - nationalist - colonies as status symbol
- strategic - colonies as defense - religious — Christian mission - racial - ‘White Man’s Burden’ Reasons able to exert control: - technological superiority (weapons, transport,
communications) - internal weakness of opposing non-western regimes ...
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- Fall '10