European leaders met in Berlin, Germany to discuss plans for dividing Africa peacefully. Let to imperialism
War between Great Britain and the Boers in South Africa over control of rich mining country
Dutch descended colonist living in South Africa. Also called Afrikaners.
A rebellion by the people of China to end foreign domination.
British East India Company
A joint stock company that controlled most of India during the period of imperialism.
Area of southeast Asia controlled by France during Imperialism. Includes Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam
The complete control of a weaker nation's social, economic, and political life by a stronger nation
Emperor of Japan from 1867 to 1912. He was responsible for the end of the Tokugawa Shogunate and the rapid modernization and industrialization of Japan
the moderization and industrilization of Japan in the 1800's
A political policy of the United States by President James Monroe that states the Western Hemisphere is closed to European influence
Industrialized countries sought control of other countries for raw materials and new markets.
Open Door Policy
A policy of the United States that stated China should be open to all nations that which to trade with them
United States Navy officer who is responsible for opening Japan to trade and imperialism
Scramble for Africa
Term given for the rapid invasion of Africa by various European powers. This began imperialism in Africa.
A soldier working for the British East India Company, recruited from the native population of India.
A social theory which states that the level a person rises to in society and wealth is determined by their genetic background.
Spheres of Influence
An area of one country under the control of another
To adopt western ideas and culture
The White Man's Burden
A poem by Rudyard Kipling written in 1899. It is also the name given to the idea that the culture of the native populations where European imperialism were occurring were inferior to western nations.