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Imperialism

Complete control of one country over another

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Causes of Imperialism

Social Darwinism

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White Man's Burden

Poem by Rudyard Kipling that summarizes his views of imperialism

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Scramble for Africa

All of Africa was imperialized except for Ethiopia and Liberia

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Henry Stanley

Journalist that went exploring to find Dr David Livingstone

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Leopold II -Congo Region

Hired Stanley to explore the Congo basin and arrange trade treaties with African leaders

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Berlin Conferance

Meeting that agreed to stop the colonization of Africa

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Protectorate

Countries may keep their rulers but still need to listen to their ruling country

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Sphere of Influence

One country controls another's trading

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The Boer War

Discovery of gold and diamonds led to conflict with Britain, 1899 - 1902, the British won

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Ethiopia (who did they resist?)

Successfully resisted Italy, only country not imperialized

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Menelik II

Ruler of Ethiopia that helped modernized the country

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Sepoy Rebellion

Sepoys rebelled due to Britain's not respecting their beliefs and religion

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Benefits of British rule

Improved legal system, better transportation and communication

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Opium War

The trade of opium angered the Chinese leading to a revolution

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Sino Japanese War

Japanese pressure on china led to the war, Japan won giving them the island of Taiwan

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Open Door Policy

The US made it so that anyone can trade with China

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Boxer Rebellion

A secret society had tried to drive out foreigners from China

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Mathew Perry - role in opening up Japan

Delivered a letter that demanded Japan to open its ports to the US