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  • 1. IMPERIALISM Raegan MelfeThursday, December 6, 12
  • 2. IMPERIALISM Imperialism is the practice or advocacy of extending the power and dominion of a nation especially by direct territorial acquisitions or by gaining indirect control over the political or economic life of other areas. Annexation is to append or attach especially larger or more significant thing .Thursday, December 6, 12
  • 3. Social Darwinism What does it mean? The theory, now largely discredited, that individuals, groups and people are subject to the same Darwinian laws of natural selection. -How does this justify the take over of one country by another and how is it related to Imperialism? Social Darwinism says that you can just take what you want, therefore people would just take country’s if they anted them. And with Imperialism you are dominant, and in social darwinism you are dominant in the way of owning their land.Thursday, December 6, 12
  • 4. "White Mans Burden" White man’s burden was a historical ideal held by some, not all, European that had a duty , rather a “ burden”, put on themselves to take care of all the other “inferior” races of the earth. This was often used as an excuse for racism, genocide and imperialism. Take up the White Man’s burden— Send forth the best ye breed— Go send your sons to exile To serve your captives need To wait in heavy harness On fluttered folk and wild— Your new-caught, sullen peoples, Half devil and half child Take up the White Man’s burden In patience to abide To veil the threat of terror And check the show of pride; By open speech and simple An hundred times made plain To seek another’s profit And work another’s gain Take up the White Man’s burden— And reap his old reward: The blame of those ye better The hate of those ye guard— The cry of hosts ye humour (Ah slowly) to the light: "Why brought ye us from bondage, “Our loved Egyptian night?” Take up the White Man’s burden-Thursday, December 6, 12 Have done with childish days-
  • 5. Racism and the Missionary Impulse Define Racism is the belief that one race is superior or inferior than another. -Define Paternalism- is the inference of a state or an individual with another person, against their will and defended or motivated by claim that the person interfered with will be better off or protected from harm. How is this racism? Its racism because they think they are inferior over a state or person. -How could the actions of missionaries be categorized as paternalistic? The actions of missionaries be categorized as paternalistic because they forced people to stay in their family, and like them. But they thought that the people were ok with it because they were apart of their family.Thursday, December 6, 12
  • 6. The Scramble for Africa -When did this occur? The Scramble for Africa occurred in 1876 -What was it? The scramble for Africa was a rich mineral supply in the Congo Basin could return an entrepreneurial capitalist a substantial profit, the Belgium king ordered the creation of the international African Association, under his direction, to assume control over the congo basin region. -What was the Berlin Conference? The Berlin conference was Arica’s undoing in more ways than one. The colonial powers superimposed their domains on the African continent. By the time independence returned to Africa in 1950, the realm had acquired a legacy of political fragmentation that could neither be eliminated nor made to operate satisfactory. -Which two countries were the only countries that were not colonized during the Scramble for Africa? Liberia, and Ethiopia.Thursday, December 6, 12
  • 7. Nationalism What is nationalism? Nationalism is a patriotic feeling, principles, or efforts.Thursday, December 6, 12
  • 8. Colonized vs. the Colonizers What are some reasons why an industrialized nation would take over another country? - An industrialized nation would take over another country for more resources and for more power. -What do you assume was the reaction of the people being taken over? I assume that the people were mad and that the people would of revolted like the French Revolution.Thursday, December 6, 12