What was the name of General Charles Gordon's army which suppressed the Taiping Rebellion?
In Chinese society, who bore the brunt of lost government revenues due to the opium trade?
Who did the Dutch ask to oversee their Southeast Asian holdings during the French Revolutionary occupation in 1795?
What three Southeast Asian ports held by the British were known collectively as the Straits Settlements?
Panang, Malacca, and Singapore
Panang, Malacca, and Singapore (British SE Asian Ports) are known collectively as...
What act, caused the British East India Company to lose their monopoly on Chinese trade?
Charter Act of 1833
After the Charter Act of 1833, the British no longer valued Southeast Asian as a trade depot, but rather as a source of...
In what decade did Siam (Thailand) begin to lose power to Britain? The Siamese emperor abandoned isolationist policies.
The Siamese monarch tried to fend off direct European conquest by launching an aggressive program of...
Westernization (including educational system, and foreign advisers)
The foundation of this company enticed Europeans to settle in New Zealand starting in 1839.
New Zealand Trading Company
New Zealand and Australia were often called this because of the their unique position in the colonial hierarchy.
The White Dominions
What British colonial status offered domestic autonomy to settler colonies but retained British control over foreign policy and trade?
What 1840 treaty promised the New Zealand native Maori protection of land rights? (Of course, this didn't last)
This American naval commander signed a treaty which opened Japanese ports in 1854.
Commodore Matthew Perry
The Meiji restoration overthrew this regime, and dismantled a feudal system that lasted for 7 centuries.
What was the rapid program of industrialization and Westernization that catapulted Japan to be a world power starting in 1868
Japan started its imperial reign by forcing trade concessions from this region starting in 1873.
Dutch and English settlers settled this region of Africa in the early 19th century.
Cape of Good Hope
This late 18th century organization was dedicated to British commercial expansion in Africa.
This man's expeditions up the Niger River in 1795 and 1805 brought him into contact with the sophisticated Fulani and Bambara states.
What two African states did Mungo park come into contact with in his expeditions up the Niger?
Fulani and Bambara
What were the four diseases that decimated European explorers in Africa?
dysentery, yellow fever, typhoid, malaria
In the early 19th century, doctors often (stupidly) prescribed this lethal "remedy" for malaria.
What region of Africa was among the last to be colonized because of a lack of navigable water ways.
Horn of Africa
This missionary-explorer described his duel quest to open central Africa to commerce and religion, and he was one of the best known African explorers.
What newspaper hired Henry Morton Stanley to find David Livingstone when he went missing in the Congo
New York Herald
Who wrote Tarzan of the Apes in 1912? (inspired by stupidness of Henry Morton Stanley)
Edgar Rice Burroughs
In what year did the French claim Algeria as a colony, after fighting a long resistance against Abdelkader (Abd-el Kader)
In what event did 15000 Afrikaners migrate north of the Orange River to escape British control and seek land of their own?
Great Trek of 1835-1845
Name the three successful independent Afrikaner republics north of South Africa.
Natal, Orange Free State, Transvaal
In 1843, what Afrikaner colony did the British annex to cut the Afrikaners off from strategic coastal access.
In what year did the British recognize the autonomy of the Orange Free State and the Transvaal?
In what decade did the Zulu leader King Shaka build a powerful and extensive empire in the Natal region?
This 1878-1879 war was the height of European and Zulu clashes. The British ultimately crushed the Zulu
An Islamic revival among the Fulani people led to an overthrow of Hausa chieftains and the establishment of this decentralized state structure in Western Africa.
Caliphate of Sokoto
In what battle did the British (backed by Ottoman Turks) destroy Napoleon's fleet in Egypt?
Battle of the Nile
This Albanian officer in the Ottoman army seized power in Egypt after the Battle of the Nile, causing the Ottomans to lose control of the province.
In what region did King Shaka cause major disturbances by driving out Bantu peoples and clashing with Afrikaners?