What is imperialism? . Imperialism is to rule a people or place through colonization, military power, economic or political power. . Time period in the mid to late 1800s . European countries dividing Asia and Africa amongst themselves. Old world map
How imperialism started? . During the 1800's, European Countries and the United States started imperialism in Asia and Africa. . In 1841, Dr. Livingston started exploring the African Interior . Explorations of gold and diamonds in Africa spurred excitement in the Western Countries. . The western nations wanted imperialism in Africa and Asia because of new economic movements such as raw materials and new markets to export their goods.
Reasons for imperialism….. . Spread Christianity . Needed raw materials . prestige . Markets to export goods rubber
. Overpopulation – export people to colonies. . Make European armies bigger . Control of strategic positions . Suez canal .. Egypt . Gibraltar
The French in North America… . Overpopulation . Let people move to Algeria . “ little France”
British colonizing Egypt . Raw materials . Strategic positions . Suez Canal
Effects of Imperialism… Positive effect … . Countries become more civilized . More technologies . More education . New farming methods which increase food production. Negative Effect… . Cheap labor . No freedom