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The New Imperialism . Readings: Smith, et al., 825-829, 836-841, 843-852, 857-868, 869-881. Neocolonialism. Nothing really new but great powers decide to carve up world, especially Africa, Far East and the Pacific Islands. Colonies—during New Imperialism. Why Neocolonialism?.

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The new imperialism

The New Imperialism

Readings: Smith, et al., 825-829, 836-841, 843-852, 857-868, 869-881


Neocolonialism
Neocolonialism

  • Nothing really new but great powers decide to carve up world, especially Africa, Far East and the Pacific Islands



Why neocolonialism
Why Neocolonialism?

  • Economic motivations

    • 1870s: The first “Great Depression”, prices fall with competition from US

    • Believed that by taking colonies, they could create “sheltered” markets

    • Needed places to invest


Other reasons for neocolonialism

Raw materials

Gold

Diamonds

Rubber

Pineapples

Bananas

Sugar

Oil

Social Darwinism/The “White Man’s Burden”

Theory of Evolution

Europeans believed that “white races” are superior to “colored races”

Karl Pearson

Japanese

Other reasons for Neocolonialism


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