What are the four forms of Imperialism
A country or territory with its own internal government but under the control of an outside power. Britain established a protectorate over the Niger River delta.
Sphere of influence
An area in which an outside power daims exclusive investment or trading privileges. Liberia was under the sphere of influence of the United States.
A country or territory governed internally by a foreign power. Somaliland in East Africa was a French colony.
An independent but less developed country controlled by private business interests rather than other governments.
Three causes of Imperialism
There were many demands for raw materials. rubber, copper, gold, and palm oil from Africa. Cotton and jute from India. Markets were created to sell manufactured goods.
Humanitarian and Religious Reasoning
There was religious fervor and feelings of racial and cultural superiority.
When you have nationalism, you have pride in your country. This was a cause for Imperialism because people wanted to have power which caused a lot of competition.
A list of European Countries that became imperial powers
France, Great Britain, Germany, Belgium, Italy, Holland,Spain, Portugal, and Russia.
What is Imperialism?
"The seizure of a country or territory by a stronger country"
What conference decided the fate of Africa?
The Berlin Conference
There was no African rulers at the conference.
Nations wanted to acquire the land because diamonds and gold discoveries were being made and nobody wanted to be out of the loop.
Rise of democracy, people overcome the differences and uniform in order to achieve the common good, independent form colonial rule, rise of competition among nations resulting scientific and technological advances.
Minority cultures had to adapt and change into a nations majority culture, ethnic cleansing, rise of the nationalistic movements, warfare caused by the competition between nations.