Imperialism Deﬁned• Imperialism- the creation and/or maintenance of an unequal economic, cultural, and territorial relationship, usually between states and often in the form of an empire, based on domination and subordination."(Wikipedia, 2011)• Colonialism- is the establishment, maintenance, acquisition and expansion of colonies in one territory by people from another territory. (Wikipedia, 2011)• Annexation- incorporation of some territory into another geo-political entity (either adjacent or non-contiguous). Usually, it is implied that the territory and population being annexed is the smaller, more peripheral, and weaker of the two merging entities, barring physical size. (Wikipedia, 2011)
Social Darwinism• Term commonly used for theories of society that emerged in England and the United States in the 1870s, seeking to apply the principles of Darwinian evolution to sociology and politics.• A country can take over a smaller country because it has more population. A smaller country can colonize with a smaller country to grow.
“White mans Burden”• A poem written by Rudyard Kipling.• It was intended to be a characterization for imperialism.• Originally written for Queen Victorias diamond Jubilee
Racism and the Missionary Impulse• Racism: a belief or doctrine that inherent differences among the various human races determine cultural or individual achievement, usually involving the idea that ones own race is superior and has the right to rule others.• Paternalism: refers to attitudes or states of affairs that exemplify a traditional relationship between father (pater) and child.• Its racism if someone feels they should watch out for you because of your ethnic background.
The Scramble For Africa• 1881 and 1914• The Berlin Conference was an attempt to try and mediate imperial competition.• The scramble for africa was a process of colonization and invasion of the african territory by european forces.
Nationalism• Deﬁned: “is a political ideology that involves a strong identiﬁcation of a group of individuals with a political entity deﬁned in national terms, i.e. a nation” (wikipedia, 2011)
Colonized vs. the Colonizers• To become bigger in size and become a more powerful and feared nation.• The people would be afraid and they wouldnt want to lose their rights and land.