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    European Imperialism, 1800- 1885 Josh Dixon HIST 308 1 November 2007
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    Section One An Introduction to Imperialism
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    What was imperialism? As an action, it was the indirect or direct  exploitation of an alien land or people by a  state As an idea, it claimed that an empire  based on such actions is desirable and  good for a state
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    Why did states create empires? Empires expanded the natural resources  available for state use Empires created new markets for industrial  exports Empires provided opportunities to restless  people to serve as soldiers, civil servants,  colonists, explorers, and missionaries Successful empires demonstrated strength and  vigor to rival states
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    Important concepts of imperialism The metropole and its periphery The civilizing mission Informal and formal imperialism The Great Game
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    Diplomats, missionaries, and  trading companies They provided valuable geographical and social  information on alien lands to the metropole Their presence or actions frequently created  situations that metropoles could exploit for  greater interference Their presence or actions could also shape  domestic and international politics
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    Section Two Three Examples of Imperialism
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    The Dutch Colonial Empire The Dutch led the second wave of  Europeans to sail east around Africa to  trade with Asian civilizations They developed the joint-stock company,  which spread risk among investors for  safer returns Dutch Protestantism encouraged  entrepreneurialism
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    The Dutch East India Company Founded in 1602, the Dutch East India  Company, a joint-stock company, held a  monopoly on Dutch trade in Asia Within seventy years, it was arguably the 
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