Otto Von Bismarck
Chancellor of Prussia from 1862 until 1871, when he became chancellor of Germany. A conservative nationalist, he led Prussia to victory against Austria (1866) and France (1870) and was responsible for the creation of the German Empire
Set up by Otto Von Bismarck, war was declared July 19, 1870. In January 1871, Palace of Versailles was captured and Wilhelm I was named Kaiser. This empire was called the Second Reich.
The leader of Germany during WWI who was stubborn and was eager to show the rest of the world how powerful Germany had become.
Causes of Imperialism
increase strength of army; create markets for
manufactured goods; social darwinism; superior races will take over inferior races; competition between European nations; newly unified nations; growing militarism; MAIN- militarism, alliances, industrialization, nationalism
European Colonies in Africa
Egypt, Anglo-Egyptian Sudan, Nigeria, Northern +
Southern Rhodesia, Uganda, Algeria, Angola, Libya, Rio de Oro, Belgian Congo
The revolt of Indian soldiers in 1857 against certain practices that violated religious customs; also known as the Sepoy Mutiny.
The application of ideas about evolution and "survival of the fittest" to human societies - particularly as a justification for their imperialist expansion.
Ethiopia and Imperialism
Ethiopia resisted imperialism and their ruler decided
to modernize his country
The most destructive civil war before the twentieth century. A Christian-inspired rural rebellion threatened to topple the Qing Empire.
A militant leader who commanded a fleet of well-armed American fleets, and brought a letter to Japan demanding them to open its ports to diplomatic & commercial exchange
Effects of Imperialism
Good-Orderly government, Hospitals and Schools: Bad-Change their way of life, Bitter feelings of the natives
Japanese Influence in China
Japanese pressure on China led to the Sino-Japanese War and ended with disaster for China
Belgian king who ruthlessly exploited the natives on his African land for personal gain.
Sphere of Influence
A foreign region in which a nation has control over trade and other economic activities.