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  • 1. THE BUILDING OF GLOBALEMPIRES
  • 2. IMPERIALISM Practice by which powerful nations, particularly European, and later American and Japanese, seek to extend and maintain political or economic control of one or more weaker countries
  • 3. IMPERIALISM Imperialism  New V. Old Motives for Empire  Economic  Political  Ideological  Social Darwinism  Religious  Humanitarian  Adventure and Excitement
  • 4. IMPERIALISM Criticsof Imperialism  Brutal and immoral  Poor economic results  Loss of culture Tools of Empire  Technology  Knowledge
  • 5. THE BRITISH IN INDIADecline of the Mughal EmpireBritish East India Company  Directcontrol  Disrespecting customsThe Sepoy Rebellion
  • 6. THE SCRAMBLE FOR AFRICA Berlin Conference  Otto Von Bismarck – Prime Minister of Germany  Rules of colonizing Africa Egypt  Aftermath of Napoleon’s invasion  Muhammad Ali  Reforms Suez Canal  Costly for Egypt  Not very beneficial for Egypt  Bankruptcy – British / French control
  • 7. JAPANESE IMPERIALISMSino-Japanese War China V. JapanRusso-Japanese War Russia V. Japan