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Title: Chapter 9 The New Imperialism


1
Chapter 9The New Imperialism
  • 1800 - 1914

2
Building Overseas Empires
  • Imperialism the domination by one country of
    the political, economic, or cultural life of
    another country or region.
  • Empire a group of states under one ruler.
  • Imperialism the process of forming an
    empire by creating colonies.
  • Read Comparing Viewpoints pg. 288
  • - What is Cecil Rhodes argument for
    imperialism?
  • - What is Chief Kabongos argument against it?

3
Causes of New Imperialism
  • Economic Causes
  • Need for natural resources
  • Desire to expand markets
  • Desire to invest profits
  • Outlet needed for growing populations
  • Economies strengthened by Industrial Revolution

4
  • Social Causes
  • Desire to spread Christianity
  • Desire to share Western civilization
  • Belief in European racial superiority
  • Belief in Social Darwinism

5
  • Political and Military Causes
  • Bases needed for merchant and naval vessels
  • Nationalism
  • National security
  • Prestige of global empire
  • Strong, centrally governed nation-states

6
  • Technological Causes
  • Advances in communication
  • Medical knowledge
  • Advances in weaponry
  • Advances in overseas travel

7
Forms of Imperial Rule
  • Define each form of rule and give the European
    nation that used each form.
  • Direct Rule
  • Indirect Rule
  • - Protectorate
  • 3. Sphere of Influence
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