12-07-11 - Colonialism and Development European Asian...

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Colonialism and Development European Asian Middle Eastern Roman Americas Wherever there is a state, there is colonialism Europeans took colonialism to a next step: after exhausting their local land resources, they acquired foreign states Europeans States that were equally strong Goods between nations were traded 1 st Phase: 1492-1825 2 nd Phase (1815) 1815-end of WWII Height of empire was about 1914 Britain was the world leading power—controlling much of the industrialized world Conference of Berlin 1855 Division of Africa among Western European nations British, French, Belgium, and Germany Justifies by saying that they could not govern themselves— so Europeans had to go and civilize and Christianize them 1931—Commonwealth of Nations (giving states freedom, but requiring loyalty) 1950s—decolonization of Africa and Asia Colonialism The political, social, economic, and cultural domination of a territory and its people by a foreign power for an extended time
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This note was uploaded on 03/05/2012 for the course ANTHRO 120 taught by Professor Huddleston during the Fall '11 term at MO St. Louis.

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