W7 Colonialsim in SEA - Colonialism in Southeast Asia Dr...

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Colonialism in Southeast Asia Dr. Reyes Introduction A. New/ High Imperialism -19 th century to first half of the 20 th century -work of advanced industrialist-capitalist nations -concerned their massive investment in the exploitation of labor and resources of colonial territories -establishment of direct political control through elaborate bureaucracies -featured relationships of unequal exchange between ‘Western’ and ‘Eastern’ countries B. Colonialism -extension of a stronger state’s sovereignty over a weak territory (and people/s) -not interchangeable with imperialism, but could be considered its consequence C. Types of Colonies -settler colonies -administrative colonies I. The Legacy of Colonialism A. The introduction of new countries and cartography -Anglo-Dutch Treaty, 1824 -Anglo-Siamese Treaty, 1826 -Indochinese Union, 1887 -Franco-Siamese Treaty, 1893 B. The creation of a people out of peoples -The Philippines -Indonesia C. Economic dependency -theory (core/center, semi-periphery, periphery) -cash crops production D. Ethnic tensions

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