Imperialism

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Imperialism

  1. 1. Imperialism Carmina Casas, Vicente Dorador, Rebeca Lopez-Yañez, Yazet Soto, Greta Stenner
  2. 2. What is imperialism? As defined by the Dictionary Of Human Geography is an “unequal human and territorial relationship.” It is a kind of “empire” based on ideas of superiority and practices of dominance using authority. 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.
  3. 3. Who participated? - Belgium France German Empire Great Britain Italy Netherlands Spain Portugal United States
  4. 4. When did it start? It started in the mid 19th century, around 1850.
  5. 5. Where did it start? - It started in Europe, then Europeans took it to Africa.
  6. 6. How? - 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 people.
  7. 7. Resources used to take over - Steamboats - Rapid-firing rifles - Machine guns - Railroads - Telegraph cables
  8. 8. Why? To rule other countries and have more natural resources! To spread Religion To explore new lands To use labour from other countries To civilize other races To have more territory

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