New Imperialism

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New Imperialism- New Imperialism was born during the “Scramble for Africa’ as well as the colonization of Asia. New Imperialism was characterized as a massive explosion of territorial conquests in Africa and Asia. Under New Imperialism, approximately 10 million square miles and 150 million people were under the control of Europe and the US. New Imperialism is based off of three motives, which are political, cultural and economical. Political motives are found in two different areas, the first of which is in the country’s capital. Countries believe that to expand their prestige the need to expand their countries territory as well as their sphere of influence. This made many countries “hypersensitive” and competitive about their world political status. France was a prime example of this. After their humiliating defeat against the Prussians in 1871, France sought to restore their prestige. They believed that could do this by acquiring large amounts of territories. Some areas in which France claimed (including after the Berlin Conference of 1884-1885) was most of West Africa, Madagascar, French Equatorial Africa and French Indochina. The second area of political motives is that of local politics, mainly
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This note was uploaded on 09/20/2011 for the course HST 198 taught by Professor Fahey during the Fall '08 term at Miami University.

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