Carmina Casas, Vicente Dorador, Rebeca Lopez-Yañez,
Yazet Soto, Greta Stenner
What is imperialism?
As defined by the Dictionary
Of Human Geography is an
“unequal human and
It is a kind of “empire” based
on ideas of superiority and
practices of dominance using
The act of a country
establishing on a territory or
another country that is weaker
and is not able to defend or
refuse to be colonized.
When did it start?
It started in the mid 19th century, around 1850.
Where did it start?
- It started in
Europeans took it to
Industrialization led to imperialism.
It widened the gap between industrialized and non industrialized.
Steady supply of natural resources.
Ruined less developed countries.
Developing countries meant a new market
- Stronger countries dominated the
political, economic, and social of
the weaker countries
- Imperialism was justified by
Europeans by saying that distant
lands and their peoples’ should be
subjugated and that the empire
had the duty to rule less advanced
Resources used to take over
- Rapid-firing rifles
- Machine guns
- Telegraph cables
To rule other countries and have more natural
To spread Religion
To explore new lands
To use labour from other countries
To civilize other races
To have more territory