Europeans would offer loans to projects such as railroads, and the countries would accept with every intention of paying. Right from the start they are economically linked. The Europeans would have such steep interest rates that even with increased taxes, countries fell into debt and were forced to accept foreign administration
french gained influence in Tunisia with loans
a mean, often times a country is forced to accept one, and in these there would normally be some form of manipulation used by one country on the other so that they can get themselves into that country or "get their foot in the door"
King Leopold II used this on the Congo so that he could make the land his own
a type of medicine taken form certain tree barks that was known to help reduce pain and also be the first effective treatment for malaria. Prevented Europeans from getting malaria in Africa
these were a mean because the imperialists had way more advanced technology. Colonies had little chance of defending themselves. these were also a mean because the imperialists would go to war if colonies rebelled or could not pay them back, knowing they could win.
Ashante, Sino-Japanese WAr
Imperialistic powers had already established many of these throughout the world. Common religions can lead to more trust which could be a mean as well as these could send information to the imperialists.
they were one of the main European visitors to the pacific Islands. Missionaries established Roman Catholic and Protestant churches in the pacific ocean basin. Missionaries were especially important for Europeans because they were good centers for European manufactured goods
White Man's Burden/Social Darwinism
the belief that Whites are the superior race and must impose their culture on others
White Man's Burden/Social Darwinism Examples
the europeans struggle for supremacy in Africa
a term for when someone owns rights to something until you can pay for it. This allowed the players to be able to stay in a place because most times they wouldn't be able to pay the money back
railroads and canals
the action of coming to live permanently in a foreign country
european immigrants went to temperate areas to work as industrail laborers. Asian immigrants immigrated to tropical/subtropical areas to work on plantations. Both of these examples of immigration were in search of opportunities
these were means because they were used by players to easily take control of a country with little resistance. Without a strong government, smaller nations could seldom stand up to world powers and were forced into submission.
corrupt/ unstable government examples
after the Spanish-Cuban American war, US won and gained CUba, Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Philippines. However, instability in the new US territory was created in their efforts to establish colonial governments causing US to intervene in many political affairs
diplomacy in which the nations threaten to use force in order to obtain their objectives
gunboat diplomacy examples
this was a mean because the British used this as a mean to get trade through in China. Without this the British wouldn't have been able to trade with China because China was pretty much self-sustained but because it was illegal to sell, buy and grow in China it was easier to just buy from the British
Britain selling this to China
(1884-1885) this was held to regulate European colonization Africa
berlin conference example
in 1898, British force killed around 20K Sudanese in Omdurman