Imperialism. Imperialism. Defined The control of a stronger or more powerful nation/country over a weaker region or country. The stronger country controls the political, social and economic life of the weaker region or nation. Types of Imperialist Control. Colony
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The Scramble for Africa
Reduced local warfare
Brought hospitals and schools to Africa.
Increased life spans and literacy rates.
Gained railroads, dams, and telephone lines
Africa products were valued on the international market.
Africans lost their land
Lost of independence
European powers were often placed in direct control of the colony
Large amounts of the African population died of European diseases.
Loss of traditional culture
Natives were forced to adopt European customs and cultures
Forced laborImpact of Imperialism in Africa
Britain had established India as a colony and had complete control of India
The British were able to direct their laws, customs and beliefs onto the Indian people
When India wants its independence the people directs their movement against the British
Britain controlled trade in China but after a time other countries also controlled trade in China
China was able to maintain its government (Manchu) even thought it was corrupt
When China wants its independence the people direct their movement against the Chinese government and not the foreign powersHow Imperialism in China and India Were Different
India gained a vast railway system
Telephone, telegraph lines
Bridges, dams, and canals
Schools and colleges
Ended local warfare
British held most of the political and economic control of India.
The British restricted industries from producing manufactured goods.
Cash crops reduced farm production and increased starvation in India.
British customs and religion threatened India’s customs.The British in India
Japan becomes a National Power
Japan’s Ind. Rev only took about 30 years because they borrowed everything
Private corporations-Wealthy class
Need for raw materials
Europe’s industrial Rev. a century because they had to invent everything
Private Corporations-Wealthy class
Need for raw materialsJapan’s Industrial RevolutionvEurope’s Industrial Rev