By Erik Mujica
New Imperialism: was a period of time for colonial expansion of the European countrys, America, and Japan. This period was motivated for the prospect of making money and spreading influence all over the world. All the powerful countries focusd on developing there empire. They believed to do this, they needed to make as much colonies as possible.
There were a few advantages, such as the land, meaning all the European countrys were close together, so they could crush non-European countries in war, they were also technologicaly more advanced in weapons and medicine.
The Berlin Confrence
The Berlin confrence was a confrence that was held in Berlin in 1884. The confrence was held for the European powers to discuss their claims on Africa( no one from Africa was invited to the confrence.
The Suez Canal was a water way that went throgh the gulf of suez. It is mostley man made and it connects the Red sea to the Mediterranean sea. It was use to ship goods qiuckly, because it allowed people not to have to go all the way around Africa.
The Suez Canal
The Sepoy Rebellion was the most well known rebellion, because the British had Indian soilders called "Sepoys" but the soilders took offense when they heard the gun carridge were made with pork fat or cow( Hindu's worshiped cow's, Muslim's didn't eat pork).
The Sepoy Rebellion
Ballance of Trade: when two things try to balance the value on their trade.
Trade Surplus: the amount of value of a countrie's exports is greater than it's import's.
Trade Deficit: The amount of value of a countries imports is greater than it's exports.
China fell after a few disasters. 1) was the opium war when china fought britian over trade, china was defeated. 2) was the taiping, a huge cival war that was against the Qing dynasty weakening china further to were European forces took advantage. 3) Last but not least the boxer rebelion, that was anti-foriegn and anti-christian, the European powers intervened and defeated china taking rule.