Imperialism Defined Colonialism - the policy Imperialism - a policy of Annexation - the action or practice of acquiring extending a countrys of annexing something, full or partial political power and inﬂuence esp. territory control over another through diplomacy or country, occupying it military force with settlers, and exploiting it economically
Social Darwinism✤ Is the theory that individuals, groups, and peoples are subject to the same Darwinian laws of natural selection as plants and animals✤ This could be used to justify Imperialism by saying that the best country will prevail above the others and swallow the rest on its rise to the top
"White Mans Burden"✤ It started as a poem✤ It is the idea that white man has the responsibility to civilize other cultures✤ Racism!!!!
Racism and the Missionary Impulse Racism - the belief that all members of each race possess characteristics or abilities speciﬁc to that race, esp. so as to distinguish it as inferior or superior to another race or races Paternalism - the policy or practice on the part of people in positions of authority of restricting the freedom and responsibilities of those subordinate to them in the subordinates supposed best interest (this can be considered racism because it is saying that one group believes they should control the other because they are superior) Actions of missionaries could be paternalistic because they came as foreigners to lands and told the people there that they’re religion and culture is wrong and they should be Catholic
The Scramble for Africa...✤ Took place from 1880 to 1914✤ was the mass rush of countries to colonize Africa✤ The Berlin Conference was conference where the major European countries discussed who controlled what in Africa✤ Liberia and Ethiopia were the two countries that were not colonized during the scramble for Africa
Nationalism Nationalism - An extreme form of patriotic feeling, principles, or efforts marked by a feeling of superiority over other countries
Colonized vs. the Colonizers✤ An industrialized nation might take over another nation for more resources, workers, and even just pure greed and want.✤ I assume the reaction of the people would be of anger and frustration because these weird foreign people are just marching in and taking over their lives and making them change their culture