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Unit Five Nationalism and imperialism

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Imperialism
any instance of aggressive extension of authority
colony
a group of people in one place who are ruled by a parent country elsewhere
Protectorate
a state or territory partly controlled by (but not a possession of) a stronger state but autonomous in internal affairs
Sphere of influence
the geographical area in which one nation is very influential
Elite
a group that enjoys superior status to others
Shaka
A Zulu chief in Southern Africa who used soldiers and good military organization to create a large centralized state.
Boer War
either of two wars: the first when the Boers fought England in order to regain the independence they had given up to obtain British help against the Zulus (1880-1881)
Menelik II
Emperor of Ethiopia who played Italians, British, and French against each other while buying weapons from France and Russia. In the Battle of Adowa, Ethiopian forces successfully defeated the Italians and maintained their independence.
David Livingstone
Scottish missionary and explorer who discovered the Zambezi River and Victoria Falls (1813-1873)
Henry Stanley
British-American explorer of Africa, famous for his expeditions in search of Dr. David Livingstone. He helped King Leopold II establish the Congo Free State.
King Leopold II
King of Belgium (r. 1865-1909). He was active in encouraging the exploration of Central Africa and became the ruler of the Congo Free State (to 1908). (p. 732)
Genocide
systematic killing of a racial or cultural group
Muhammad Ali
Albanian soldier in the service of Turkey who was made viceroy of Egypt and took control away from the Ottoman Empire and established Egypt as a modern state (1769-1849)
Concession
a point conceded or yielded
Sati
a ritual that required a woman to throw herself on her late husband's funeral pyre or burn herself. This was done gladly and if a woman didn't comply with this she would be disgraced.
Sepoy
An Indian soldier serving under British command.
Viceroy
showy American butterfly resembling the monarch but smaller
Balance of trade
the difference between a country's total exports and total imports
Trade surplus
when a country exports more than it imports
Opium War
War between Britain and the Qing Empire that was, in the British view, occasioned by the Qing government's refusal to permit the importation of opium into its territories. The victorious British imposed the one-sided Treaty of Nanking on China. (p. 684)
Trade deficit
an excess of imports over exports
Open door policy
A policy proposed by the US in 1899, under which ALL nations would have equal opportunities to trade in China.
Boxer
a member of a nationalistic Chinese secret society that led an unsuccessful rebellion in 1900 against foreign interests in China
Indemnity
a sum of money paid in compensation for loss or injury
Extraterritoriality
Right of foreigners to be protected by the laws of their own nation.
Zaibatsu
powerful banking and industrial families in Japan
Confederation
a union of political organizations
Dominion
one of the self-governing nations in the British Commonwealth
Indigenous
native to an area
Penal colony
A place to send prisoners
Peonage
the practice of making a debtor work for his creditor until the debt is discharged
Regionalism
loyalty to the interests of a particular region