Chapter 33 . The Building of Global Empires. Imperialism. Begin by attaching as many concepts under the banner of imperialism that contribute to it and its ‘operational definition’. Foundations of Empire.
The Building of Global Empires
The Scramble for Africa, 1875-1900
British Occupation of Egypt and the Berlin Conference, 1884-1885.
The Belgian Congo, 1870’s-1908
King Leopold II
10 mil. Africans died as a result of the imperial rule
brutality, abuses, and high taxes.
South Africa: Conflict within settler communities of Dutch, Afrikaners, Boers
British Rule forced them to the interior, Voortrekker
14 European States, United States
Devised the ground rules for the peaceful colonization of Africa
Not a single African present!
Every part of African colonized except Liberia and Ethiopia
It was seen as inevitable that the ‘Great Powers’ of the world would fight over global domination. Many saw it as unavoidable as countries sought alliances in order to defend themselves. Unfortunately, these alliances are a bit like building a house out of firewood.