21 Imperialism and Invention lecture

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Unformatted text preview: Imperialism and Invention In the 19 th Century Imperialism Scientific expeditions Interest in other countries Industrial revolution A desire for captive markets Social Darwinism Belief that whites were superior to other races Motivators for empire Gold Glory God The Power of Empire Slavery British Empire versus Brazil (1850-1851) Blockage of Brazilian ports British Empire versus Zanzibar (1873) Threatened destruction of capital Did Britain have the right to enforce their opinion of moral values? What about American involvement in Iraq/Afghanistan? "Any community with only one dominant power is always a dangerous one. That's why I favor a multi-polar world, in which Europe obviously has its place." Jacques Chirac, President of France, Time Magazine , Feb. 24, 2003 "Too long have too many Americans, and the people of the free world generally, stood by as silent accessories to the crimes of assault against freedom - assault against basic economic and spiritual principles that have made nations strong." Ezra Taft Benson, "Watchman, Warn the Wicked", Ensign , July 1973, p. 38 British Empire Expansions Scotland (1707) and Ireland (1800) united to England North America (1600s) India/Pakistan/Bangladesh under East India Company (1857) Africa (1800s) Asia (1800s) Explorers and scientists James Cook (1728-1779) HMS Beagle (1831) David Livingstone (1813-1873) The Power of Empire India Ruled by the British East India Company Brought into the British Empire in 1858 The Power of Empire China Reluctant trading concessions (Canton/Guangzhou) British imported tea, silk, and porcelein but had little the Chinese wanted Opium from India pushed into China 2 Opium wars (1839 & 1856) Hong Kong ceded to Britain Boxer rebellion (1899) British Empire Queen Victoria Prototype of a perfect mother Devout wife Strong willed The Better Half Ruled during the empires peak Politics usually left to strong Prime Ministers Gladstone and Disraeli Victorian Prime Ministers A woman who had dined with the great English statesman Gladstone one night and his rival Disraeli on another was asked to compare them....
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This note was uploaded on 11/25/2011 for the course MFG 202 taught by Professor Davis,d during the Summer '08 term at BYU.

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