By Juan Romero & Fernando Daniel Period 8
What is imperialism?
Imperialism is a procedure of enlarging a country's power.
The main motivations for imperialism were..
Political: Countries wanted to gain more military force, power, and territory.
Religious: This motivation was used as the force to teach people about Christianity and moral beliefs.
Exploratory: This was a motivation to explore unknown areas, and maybe conduct experiments, and find cures.
Economic: This was a motivation for power. Countries used this motivation to gather imports and selling exports.
What were the western advantages that helped their ability to take over other areas of the world?
They gained land, and resources for the British empire.
They simply showed that they had more power over the Indians, and many other nations.
It forced many countries to change to the western culture, which destroyed their own culture.
The Berlin confrence was a meeting held at Berlin residence of Chancellor Otto von Bismarck in 1884.
Its purpose was to control trade in Africa during the New Imperialism.
The Suez Canal
The Suez Canal was a canal that linked with The Red Sea and the Mediterranean Sea.
This water route was important because boats used this route to trade between Asia and Europe.
The Sepoy Rebellion
The Sepoy Rebellion was a rebellion from Indians to the British after the British Advanced their military technology. The reason the Indians rebelled was because the Indians were forced to taste pig fat to make the gun fire. Hinduism didn't allow it. So, after the British refused to use different rifles, the Indians rebelled.
Balance of trade - When two countries equally trade. Trade Surplus - When a country gains more money than it gives during trade. Trade Deficit - When a country recieves more than it gives.
The Opium Wars were also known as the Anglo-Chinese Wars, and the first opium wars. These were disputes over trade between China under the Qing Dynasty and the British Empire. The Taiping Rebellion was a great war in southern China in 1850 to 1864. It was led by Hong Xiuquan. Taipings were called longhairs by the government, and so, the taiping army fled through the rebellion. The Boxer Uprising was also called the Yihetuan Movement. It was very violent and took place in China in 1898 to 1900. The movements were toward the movements of non-christian and non-forgein.