by Ivan Torres & Andrew Fuerte.
What is Imperialism?
Imperialism is the domination by one country of the politcal, economic, or cultural life of another country or region .
What were motivations for Imperialsm ?
The motivations for Imperialsm were mostly for money. Making colonies increased a nations profits. They also wanted to spread their beliefs and knowledge. Having colonies also increased nationalisim.
What Were The Western Advantages That Helped Their Ability To Takeover Other Area Of The World?
Western Advantages were that the European powers had powerful armies and navies with technical advances such as the Maxim Machine Gun, wich made conquering lands easier and the several older civilizations were decided.
What is the Berlin Conference? What is the Suez Canal and Why is it important water route?
The Berlin Conference of 1884-85 regulated trade and the clonies in Africa by the Europeans during the time of New Imperialsim . The biggest reason it was held in Berlin was because of Germany's sudden emerge in as an imperialistic world power. Portugal had come up with the idea of having a conference, and it was organized by Otto von Bismarck, first Chancellor of Germany. The conference took place in a time when colonizing by European nations was at a peak and and it eliminated most of the existing forms of African self governance.
What is the Sepoy Rebellion and what change in how britain took over in India came from it?
The Sepoy Rebellion was caused when the Sepoys, Indian soilders that fought for Britian, became angry when they noticed that beef and pork fat was used to grease gun cartriges. Afterwards Sepoys tried to fight the Britian army but they failed. After this the British government took over India.
What is the Suez Canal ?
The Suez is about a 100 miles long and it shortened the journey for over half of the time to Asia from Europe.
What is balance of trade ,Trade Surplus,Trade Deficit?
Balance of trade is a difference between a nations imports and exports. Trade Surplus is when a country exports more than what they import and make a large profit. Trade Deficit was when a nation imported more than what they exported and loss profit.
The opium was caused when Britian began trading opium with China. China's government started to crumble because of the high percentage of addicts. When China tried to fight back to Britian they lost.
Tiaping Rebellion :
During the same time of the opium wat there was a peasant rebellion going on called the Tiaping Rebellion. This rebellion began to over throw the old dynasty and make a new one. This rebellion lasted about 14 years and killed 20 to 30 million people
The Boxer uprising was caused when the Rightoues Harmonious Fist or Boxers wanted to kick out foriegn powers from China. This caused the European and US armies to unite and protect their citizens in China. When the foreign powers won they divided China into different zones. After this China would be in a civil war for decades.