Unformatted text preview: which helped them grow tobacco and improve the economy. III. Imperialism defined a. The policy of expanding and maintaining an empire, subjugating territories and often establishing colonies. IV. Factors which incited Europe’s imperial designs a. Technological innovation and advancement i. Weapons, gunpowder, cannons, compass b. Geography of Western Europe i. Treaty Tordesilla 1. Pope divided the world in half and gave half to Spain and half to Portugal c. Decline of other world empires i. China becomes isolated ii. Mongol Empire declined d. Renaissance and Reformation i. Came with optimism. Planted, cultivated, and harvested, in order to survive. People wanted to make life better....
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- Spring '08
- Colonialism, coercive force, American Survey