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European Imperialism in Africa and Asia Directions: go to the website ahswhapimperialism.weebly.com . Using the information from the website, answer the following questions. Make sure that you click through each supplemental link to help with your research. Begin by reading the background section, and then work through the specific case studies. You may use bullet points only for the Background section. The rest must be in complete sentences. Answer the questions directly on this document and submit to Canvas by the due date. Background In your own words, define the following terms. Term and definition Definition Imperialism: a policy of extending a country's power and influence through diplomacy or military force. Industrialization: the development of industries in a country or region on a wide scale. Nationalism: identification with one's own nation and support for its interests, especially to the exclusion or detriment of the interests of other nations. Social Darwinism: the theory that individuals, groups, and peoples are subject to the same Darwinian laws of natural selection as plants and animals. Using your knowledge of history and the information you just read, what were the main motivations behind European imperialism? *Make sure you click on the ‘other causes’ link as well.* The main reasons for European imperialism were the search for land for cheaper and more plentiful raw materials and markets for exporting consumer goods. Nationalism also played a role, as people were proud of achievements along with social Darwinism.

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