Becoming a world power

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Becoming a World Party U.S imperialism: Influences o Increase in number of foreign markets o Closing of western frontier o European empire- building o Imperialist and Anti-imperialists European Expansion o Spain and Portugal o England, France, and Russia o New players: Germany and Japan 1895 Japan defeats China o Role of Technological innovations Weapons o Direct vs. Indirect imperialism The shapers of the U.S Imperialism o Elite group: business leaders, Christian missionaries, intellectuals, commercial farmers o Alfred Thayer Mayhan: The influence of sea power upon history (1890) Great nations relied on foreign trade for wealth and might Overseas markets lessened impact of depressions Strong navy needed to protect markets Supply and coaling stations needed throughout world Elements of Imperialism o Protestant missionaries Introduce western culture and Christianity Introduced western goals, schools and administration Mostly not territorial expansionists
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course HIST 10613 taught by Professor Cupp during the Fall '08 term at TCU.

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