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Imperialism Vocabulary List
Terms in this set (21)
A policy in which a nation forces or encourages a subject people to adopt its institutions and customs
A Dutch colonist in South Africa.
A country or territory governed internally by a foreign power.
Congress of Berlin (Berlin Conference)
A meeting of 14 European nations in Berlin in 1884 to avoid conflict between themselves over colonization of Africa by agreeing to a set of procedures and rules.
A policy in which a strong nation seeks to dominate other countries politically, economically or socially.
A British poet and author who wrote the White Man's Burden.
A period of Japanese history after 1867 where the country was ruled by Emperor Mutsuhito. It is associated with rapid modernization, westernization, and industrialization.
A policy of glorifying military power and keeping a standing army always prepared for war.
A series of conflicts between Britain and China, mostly in the 1840s, over opium trade in China.
A man-made waterway connecting the Atlantic to the Pacific oceans, built in Panama by the United States and opened in 1914.
A policy of treating subject people as if they were children, providing for their needs but not giving them rights.
Commodore Matthew Perry
The man who led American ships into Tokyo harbor to force Japan to trade with the West.
A country or a territory with its own internal government, but under the control of an outside power.
British imperialist businessman who advocated the superiority of British culture and envisioned British rule of most of Africa.
American president in the early 1900s who promoted American imperialism in the Pacific and South America, including building the Panama Canal.
An 1857 rebellion of Hindu and Muslim soldiers against the British in India?
The most famous Zulu chief who opposed imperialism, he used disciplined warriors and military to create a centralized state. The Zulu nearly defeated the British in the late 1800s.
The application of Charles Darwin's ideas about evolution and "survival of the fittest" to human societies - particularly as a justification for imperialist expansion.
Sphere of Influence
A foreign region in which a nation has control over trade and other economic activities.
Chinese nationalist leader who promoted making China a modern, industrialized Republic in the early 1900s.
An adoption of the social, political, or economic institutions of Western - especially European and American - countries.
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